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Library Resources and Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak: University of St. Thomas Libraries

A guide to library services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Created March 13, 2020. Updated June 2, 2021

The University of St. Thomas libraries are open. 

  • Please see our hours page for details about hours at each location. 
  • Face coverings are required for those who are not vaccinated and encouraged for those who want to continue wearing one.
  • Most collections are open for browsing and materials may be checked out as normal. 
  • Printers are available for printing. 
  • Computers: Currently at the OSF Library, there are 6 computers available for student use on the first floor, 2 of which are reserved for printing only. These are available on a first come, first served basis. Please plan to bring your own device.

University Libraries during the COVID-19 Outbreak

We know there is a lot of disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the University's responses aimed at creating a safe environment for all.  We want you to know that the University Libraries are here to support you and to continue to provide you with excellent resources and information services.  We have a robust set of resources and services that are available to the University community, whether you're working from home, your dorm room, or somewhere else, or if you come to visit us in person.  This guide will point you to those collections, services, and resources.  While this guide was created in response to the University's move to online teaching due to COVID-19, online resources are available any time.

Guide organization:

Ask a librarian online! text, chat, zoom, email

Ask a Librarian!

Connect with a Librarian via Chat (purple box at bottom right) and Text (651-504-1324) 24/7

During the following hours, the chat will be answered by St. Thomas Librarians

  • Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

During other hours, reference help via chat and text is provided by AskMN, a cooperative service staffed by other academic librarians.  

Ask a Librarian and Email

Make an appointment for a Research Consultation

  • Contact the subject librarian to schedule a one-on-one research consultation. Consultations can by done via Zoom, phone, or email: whatever works best for you!

COVID-19 information

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COVID-19 is the shortened name for the novel coronavirus disease that first appeared in late 2019.  It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020.  The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

For the links to reliable information on COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 Information Resources guide.

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