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Accessing the Library from Off-Campus: Home

No matter where you are, the library is here for you! This guide outlines ways to get research material and assistance no matter where you're located.

We're here for YOU!


Click here to view the building hours calendar for Fall 2020

(Looking for specific building policies during Fall 2020? See our COVID19 Policies page.)

Online: ANYTIME!

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Who Can Help Me?

Reach out to us at any time for assistance! Get help from us through any of the following methods:

Course Instruction Request:

Research Help: or

Do you want real-time research instruction? No problem!

Online Research Consultation (via Zoom):

Chat with a librarian 24/7:

Look for this icon alongside our webpages:  or look for this chat widget: 

Writing Center: 

The Writing Center will continue to be available to students.  Students may still receive assistance with their essays in one of two ways. You may email your essay to, and a tutor will respond within one business day with comments to guide your revision. You may also make an appointment, and a tutor will set up a Zoom consultation to discuss your essay with you through video chat. 

What can I access?

The majority of our library resources are available for access at any time! Maybe you have questions about how to find those items. Some tips:

Off-Campus Access:

Are you being asked to sign in? Use your MySAU login (university email and password).

Digital Resources


From our library homepage, click on Find Books/eBooks.

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Journal Articles:

From our library homepage, click on Find Articles/Databases.

Direct Link:

More Information:

Articles, ebooks and other material

We will deliver journal articles, chapters from books, and ebooks via email.  

MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan

MeLCat borrowing and lending resumed on August 10, 2020.

SAU students, staff and faculty may continue to place requests for materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) using the library's databases or the ILL Request Form.

ILL articles and book chapters will be delivered via email.  Requests for books will be placed on a case-by-case basis based on availability.

Renewing Materials

Continue to renew materials online via Renew My Books.

Returning Materials

Library items may be returned to the book drop located outside the library's entrance, or the library will be happy to send a prepaid return shipping label to anyone wanting to return books by mailIf you are under quarantine, please reach out to us for instructions.

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