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O'Grady Library and COVID-19

Update on services

COVID-19 Services update

 

While the building is closed, the library does offer curbside pickup and drop off services, Monday-Friday 10:30 am-5:30 pm.  Students, faculty, and staff can check out physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) and electronic items.  To request physical items, click the “Request for curbside pickup” link under the “Get It” section of the item screen:

To request an electronic item, reserve item, or reference material, please call the circulation desk at 360-688-2260.

If you have additional questions about other possible services (such as getting prints of articles), call or email the circulation desk (circulation@stmartin.edu) or email Kael Moffat (kmoffat@stmartin.edu) and we’ll get back in touch with you.

 

O'Grady Library and COVID-19

O'Grady Library is currently open for curbside pickup only, Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm.  Please call 360-688-2260 or email circulation@stmartin.edu for assistance.

Check below for the complete library safety guidelines.

Reference services

Reference services

Checking out materials

Returning materials

  • Books, DVDs, VHS, Cassette tapes, and DVDs can be returned using the outside book drop to the right of the library front doors.  Please do not put any electronic equipment in the book drop!
  • All item due dates will be continued to push out until after the library has a reopening date.  No late or lost fees will be issued at this time. 
  • If you live outside the area, please patiently hold onto your materials.  The library will come out with recommendations on how to return your materials remotely at a date closer to opening.
  • If you have concerns about your checked out items, please send an email to circulation@stmartin.edu.

Electronic materials access

Electronic materials access

Electronic resources will still be available through the library's research guides and Saints search, both on- and off-campus.  If you are not using a campus computer you will be prompted to enter your SMU username and password.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) services

Interlibrary loan (ILL) services

  • ILL article services are still available and will be delivered electronically, though turn-around time may be impacted by closures at other libraries.
  • ILL books, videos, and other physical materials are available for requests. Item availability may be impacted by closures at other libraries. All physical items will be quarantined, which will affect turn-around time.

Summit borrowing

Summit borrowing

Summit borrowing has resumed. Not all materials may be available at this time, as currently not all of the Summit libraries are able to resume service.  We ask for your patience in receiving materials; O'Grady Library is following the recommendations from the REALM Project and quarantining all of our materials as they come in, so there will be a slightly longer turnaround time in receiving your materials.

Fines & Fees

Fines & Fees

  • All late fees are being waived while this situation is ongoing.  We will try to waive them automatically, but if you have a fine on your account that was missed, email circulation@stmartin.edu to have it waived.
  • Due dates for everything currently checked out are pushed back to August 15th.  Lost item fees could be accrued after that date if items are not returned - we will be lenient with these fees as well, especially with the date they are returned, but please bring your items back.

Off-campus student concerns

Off-campus student concerns

Students who live off campus and currently have materials checked out should email circulation@stmartin.edu about those materials.  We will be able to extend checkout periods and waive fines, as needed.  Instructions on how to return items remotely will be announced closer to a library re-opening date.

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