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Borrow library materials


Use the MNPALs Fitzgerald Library catalog to view the collection.

Your SMU ID is required for all materials check out. This card also gives you library privileges at Winona State Library, although loan periods may differ. For your protection, students you send to the library to check out materials in your name should present your card.

 You will be able to search the catalog freely off campus, but if you want to place an item on hold, check your borrowing record, or perform other personalized tasks you will need to log on using your SMU user name and password.

You may borrow most library materials for 28 days and most items are renewable. See Circulation Policies.


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Borrow from other libraries

Books or journal articles not in the Fitzgerald Library collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan.

Lauren Leighton is is the  Interlibrary Loan Librarian. ( | 507-457-1564)

If you need a journal article, first check Publication Finder to see if the journal is our collection. For complete procedural information go to Interlibrary Loan: Borrowing from Other Libraries.

To order from within a database or book catalog follow the on-screen directions for submitting an ILL request. To order from a bibliography or citation use the blank form.


Get the Blank Form

Track a citation

Track journal citations in Publication Finder. Here you can find out if we have the journal you need in our collection, online or in print. If we have it, follow the links to get to the actual article. If we don’t, submit an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.

If you have a citation for a book or other media submit it to WorldCat. The catalog will let you know if the item is in our collection and, if it is not, you can follow the on-screen directions for an interlibrary loan

.Publication Finder

Get information on copyright

Find a list of resources to help you make good decisions about what you can or cannot use.


Get information on copyright


The library provides a variety of computer, printers, scanners, etc. 

  • Gremelsbach Lab Main Floor–12 PCs, 2 printers, 2 scanners, i micro fiche/film reader
  • Reference Room Main Floor–13 PCs, 1 printer, 1 iPad catalog station
  • Lab 33 Lower Level–30 PCs, 1 presenter station (PC, Elmo, projector), 1 printer
  • McEnery “Pit” Lower Level–4 Macs, 1 printer, 1 scanner
  • Quiet Study Area Lower Level–3 PCs, 1 iPad catalog station
  • McEnery Upper Level–2 PCs, 1 printer
  • McEnery Upper level Study Rooms–Collaborative work stations in each room for group presentations, includes Apple TV
  • Fitzgerald Library Upper Level–3 PCs, 1 1 iPad catalog station


Computers & Technology


Chat, Chow & Web 2.0

The library, in tandem with the Instructional Technology and IT departments, hosts monthly professional development sessions that demonstrate how new technologies are being used to enhance teaching and learning.

This is your opportunity to see what your colleagues are doing in the classroom or to let others know what new strategies you are using.

Watch for email announcements of upcoming sessions and plan to attend. Lunch is included.

To keep track of the sessions online and watch sessions that you may have missed on Tegrity go to the Chat, Chow, Web 2.0 blog.


Chat Chow blog