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Coronavirus Update: Fitzgerald Library Returns Information

All Fitzgerald Library materials as well as interlibrary loan materials that were checked out last semester will be due on August 28th. Returns may not be processed immediately for safety reasons and may remain on your library account until the library is able to safely handle them.

Contact or call (507) 457-1561 with any questions or concerns. 

Find FAQs and more information about returning your library materials here.


All Saint Mary’s University students, faculty, and staff  are able to check out materials from the Fitzgerald Library with their University ID card.

Currently enrolled Winona State University students and faculty also have user privileges with appropriate library/ID card. User privileges are also extended to staff at Saint Mary’s Press and students and faculty at Cotter High School.

Everyone is welcome to make on-site use of the Fitzgerald  Library.

Guest privileges may be requested; contact library director Laura Oanes at (507) 457-6909 |

  • Sign in to your account using your Saint Mary’s user name and password.
  • Click on ” Loans”  to see a list of items checked out to you.
  • Click on “Renew” or simply “Renew All” if desired.
  • The system will either renew the loan and display the new due date or will display a message explaining why the loan could not be renewed.
  • If the due date does not change, the item has not been renewed.
  • If you have questions about your account, check with Ann Jacques, Circulation Manager.
Your Library Account
  • You may place a request through the library catalog to have a book held for you, including items that are currently unavailable. You will receive an email notice when the book is ready to pick up.
  • When a book is recalled from you by another patron, you will be asked to return it. Please be sensitive to the needs of others and return the book as soon as you are finished with it. If an instructor needs it for reserve you will need to return it immediately.
Purchase Requests:

We appreciate your recommendations.

Materials from Other Libraries:

You may request materials form other libraries.  See the Interlibrary Loan Page for details.

Circulation Desk

Contact Information:

Ann Jacques Circulation Manager

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