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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!


Building Hours

Online: ANYTIME!

517-750-6445 |

Looking for specific building policies?  See our COVID-19 Policies page.


Who Can Help Me?

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

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.  All students may email their essays to If you want a tutor to arrange a Zoom tutoring session, indicate that in your email and someone will contact you.

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.

Direct Link:

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.

Print books  Use this form to request material.

  • SAU Library books.  Our shelves are open to browsing and books can still be checked-out in person.  Online students & faculty: print books can be mailed to your home address. 

  • Books borrowed from other libraries: Requests for books not owned by the SAU Library will be placed on a case-by-case basis based on availability.
Currently in quarantine?  No problem!  Please email the library.  Let us know you are in quarantine and we will be happy to help you get the material you need.


MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan

MeLCat borrowing is temporarily suspended until Fall 2021 while our library system is being updated.  Please use Worldcat instead.

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

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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