Need some one-on-one research assistance? Set up a virtual or in-person meeting with a librarian!
Live at a distance and need something fast? Electronic resources might be the best choice! The library subscribes to a variety of online research databases. We also have over 100,000 ebooks in our collection.
The library has over 100,000 ebooks in our collection. Start your ebook search.
Physical items owned by the library can be mailed to distance students and faculty. The library will ship them to your home and a postage-paid mailing label will be provided for return shipment.
Seach for books in the library.
Email Kami Moyer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about borrowing or returning SAU Library books.
If you have a little extra time, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can provide you with research materials not owned by the SAU Library.
Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.
Check on the status of your Interlibrary Loan requests. Sorry, there is not a way to fast-track or rush an ILL order. If you don't have time to wait, contact a librarian for assistance finding research materials that are available immediately.
Articles, book chapters, and ebooks can be requested from other libraries and are delivered to your email. Delivery time is around 1-3 business days, although harder-to-find items may take longer to arrive. Note about ebooks: Due to publisher restrictions, entire ebooks may not be available through Interlibrary Loan. Instead, ebook requests may have to be limited to a certain number of chapters or pages.
Print books: The library does not usually order print books through Interlibrary Loan for distance students. ILL books can take 2 weeks or more to arrive, and they usually have limited loan periods. Students rarely have the time to wait for an ILL book to arrive before an assignment is due. Instead, the library provides ebooks and books chapters via email whenever possible because those items typically arrive in time to meet your assignment deadline. Please do not hesitate to contact a librarian if your research requires print materials not owned by the SAU library and your timeframe allows for the limitations of Interlibrary Loan.
Tip for Michigan residents: Use MeLCat to have print books delivered to your local public library. Delivery time is around 5-7 days. Check the list of over 400 MI libraries to see if your local library participates in MeL.