Spring Textbook Drive

Please help us make textbooks more accessible to SCSU students by donating textbooks that you’re no longer using. Donated items that are assigned to courses in the future will be added to the library’s Textbooks on Reserve program, available to students for 2-hour checkout.

Drop off locations:
SCSU Library Circulation Desk (MC)
Student Government Office (AMC 139) – May 6-10, 2019 only

Sponsored by:
Student Government Association
University Library Student Advisory Board
University Library

Celebrate National Library Week

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Take a study break to create community in your library during National Library Week. Self-service activities will be set up and available for you April 5-13.


Library Mini Golf
Grab a friend and a putter and give our mini golf course a try.
MC 1st Floor Reading Court

Book Art
Take a brain break and create something beautiful.
MC 1st Floor Reading Court

Blackout Poetry
Check out the creativity of your fellow Huskies and share
something of your own.
MC 1st Floor, Across from Reference Desk

Selfie Photo Booth
Be a little silly and show the world that you love your library.
MC 1st Floor Fireplace

Library Hours for Spring Break

The Library will resume regular hours on Sunday, March 3.

The Library’s hours during Spring Break are:

Friday, March 1: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 2: Closed
Sunday, March 3: Closed
Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday, March 9: Closed
Sunday, March 10: 11:00 am – 12:00 am (regular hours)

The computer lab in Wired Café (MC 125) will be available with your Campus Card.

Visit Library Hours for complete information.

Winter Break Hours

The library will be open limited hours during Winter Break. The 24-hour lab in MC 125 is always available. For 24/7 chat research assistance, Ask a Librarian.

Dec. 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday) Closed
Dec. 24 (Monday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 25 (Tuesday) Closed
Dec. 26-28 (Wednesday-Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday) Closed
Dec. 31 (Monday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 1 (Tuesday) Closed
Jan. 2-4 (Wednesday-Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 5-6 (Saturday-Sunday) Closed
Jan. 7-11 (Monday-Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 12-13 (Saturday-Sunday) Closed

Visit Library Hours for complete information.

Extended Library Hours for Finals

The 24-hour lab in MC 125 is always open.

The Library has extended hours for the last week of classes and Finals week. Find a quiet space to focus, study with your friends, or complete a group project.

April 29 – May 2 (Monday-Thursday) 7:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
May 3 (Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
May 4 (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
May 5 (Sunday) 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
May 6-7 (Monday-Tuesday) 7:30 am – 2 a.m.
May 8 (Wednesday) 7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
May 9 (Thursday) 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
May 10 (Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) Closed

Visit Library Hours for complete information.
Reserve a Student Study Room.

Full Spectrum Lights in the Library

Winter blues? Let us help! Visit Miller Center first floor west to study near the full-spectrum lights. Full-spectrum lights mimic natural, outdoor light. Sitting in front of these lights for 15-30 minutes can improve your mood, energy, and concentration.

Available daily until 1 p.m.

Co-sponsored by University Library and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Register for a Spring 2019 LIB class

LIB 280: Critical Thinking in Academic Research (3 credits)

LIB 280 fulfills Goal Area 2 (Critical Reasoning) and covers research strategies, finding high-quality resources, recognizing biases in information, and analyzing arguments found within a variety of sources.

Section 1: T/R 11:00-12:15 with Melissa Prescott
Section 54: Online with Robin Ewing

Login to e-Services to view and register for Spring 2019 course offerings.

Submit an Entry for the Miller Center Student Art Show

In conjunction with the Art Student Union club, University Library will be hosting a juried student art show.

Drop off your ready-to-display 2D or 3D piece (up to two per student) between Oct. 22 and Nov. 4 at the University Library Circulation Desk.

Please complete a release form for each piece of art. Copies of the form can be found in Kiehle Visual Arts Center or at the circulation desk in the library.

Judging and installation will happen the week of November 5. There will be a single purchase prize awarded with two honorable mentions. A short open house will be held on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Tom Steman, University Archives

Open Access Week 2018

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. All sessions will be held in MC 218, University Library 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend!

Please contact Rachel Wexelbaum at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu for more information.

Schedule of events:

What is Open Access?
Monday, October 22, 10–11:30 a.m., MC 218

Find out how open access benefits your research, teaching, and students. Engage in discussion and a Call to Action: How will you engage in open access efforts in the future? Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters: Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders, Cindy Gruwell, Mary O’Dea, and Rachel Wexelbaum, University Library

What is a Z Degree?
Wednesday, October 24, 1-2 p.m., MC 218

A “Z degree” is a degree program that incurs no cost to students for textbooks or other instructional materials. Learn about Central Lakes College’s Z degree program, the first in Minnesota.

Presenters:  Dave Bisonette, Librarian at Central Lakes College, and colleagues

SCSU Faculty Panel: Making Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Thursday, October 25, 3-4 p.m., MC 218

Find out what faculty colleagues at SCSU have done in open textbook/OER production.

Panelists: TBA

Learn more: