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Visit Saint Mary’s Libraries new website! Note: The Fitzgerald Library website will no longer be available after Dec. 20, 2021.

See Covid Services. Please remember wearing a mask everywhere in the library is required. As an added precaution no food or drink will be allowed in the library.

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Coronavirus Update: Fitzgerald Library Returns Information

Due dates at the end of Fall Semester:

Undergraduate due dates for books is January 25h, 2021

DVDs checked out on or after Sunday November 15th will be due January 25th, 2021  for both faculty and students

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, call the  Circulation Desk at (507) 457-5161
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 from other libraries.  See the Interlibrary Loan Page for details.