Library and Archives

Services

The St. Kate’s Library and Archives serve a diverse community of users with a variety of needs. Explore what services we have for you.

We are committed to providing services and assistance to all members of the St. Kate's community. Find information on materials assistance, assistive technology, and building accessibility.

St. Catherine University Library can offer Alumnae/Alumni the following services.

A St. Catherine University library card, available at the circulation desk in the library.
  • This card is valid for one year and allows the borrowing privileges of materials from the St. Catherine University library.
  • These privileges do not include materials from other MnPALS Libraries or Interlibrary Loan.
  • The loan period is four weeks for books, seven days for media.
  • There is a limit of 25 items that can be checked out at a given time.
  • Lost materials fee is $65 per book, $115 per media item.
Access to online library resources (databases, ebooks, etc.) is limited to on-campus use only on designated computers.
  • Computer use is for one hour and printing is not available.
  • A valid photo ID is required to sign up for computer use at the circulation desk.

Visiting scholars are defined as researchers who are being hosted by St. Catherine University.

A St. Catherine University library card is available with a letter of affiliation from their home institution and it can take up to two days to process cards.


Visiting scholars may apply for a card by contacting the circulation supervisor (651.690.6655). Please be prepared to provide a letter of affiliation from your home institution.


This card is valid for one year and allows the borrowing privileges of materials from the St. Catherine University library.


These privileges do not include materials from other MnPALS Libraries or Interlibrary Loan.


The loan period is four weeks for books. DVDs do not circulate.


There is a limit of 10 items that can be checked out at a given time.

Access to online library resources (databases, ebooks, etc.) is limited to on-campus use only on designated computers.


Computer use is for one hour and printing is not available.


A valid Photo ID is required to sign up for computer use at the circulation desk.


The library reserves the right to revoke privileges.

St. Catherine University Library can offer Neighbors the following services.

A St. Catherine University library card, available at the circulation desk in the library.
  • Neighbors are defined as those who are living in the following zip codes areas: 55105 and 55116. The annual fee is $15.
  • A neighbor card must be applied for and paid for online through St. Kate's Marketplace. Unless qualified staff is available, your request for a neighbor card will be processed within two business days and the card mailed to you.
  • This card is valid for one year and allows the borrowing privileges of materials from the St. Catherine University library.
  • These privileges do not include materials from other MnPALS Libraries or Interlibrary Loan.
  • The loan period is four weeks for books. DVDs do not circulate to neighbors.
  • There is a limit of 10 items that can be checked out at a given time.
  • Lost materials fee is $65 per book, $115 per media item.
Access to online library resources (databases, ebooks, etc.) is limited to on-campus use only on designated computers.
  • Computer use is for one hour and printing is not available.
  • A valid photo ID is required to sign up for computer use at the circulation desk.

St. Catherine University Library can offer the following services to Professor Emerita and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

A St. Catherine University library card, available at the circulation desk in the library.

  • The card is valid for 10 years and allows full borrowing privileges, including interlibrary loan and hold requests.
  • Direct borrowing privileges are not available at other CLIC libraries without a valid St. Catherine University ID.
  • The loan period is 120 days for books, seven days for media.
  • Lost materials fee is $65 per book, $115 per media item.

Interlibrary Loan allows current students, faculty, and staff to borrow articles, books, and other research materials we do not own from other MnPALS partner libraries.

Information about checking out library materials, loan periods, and lost items.

If you have incurred fines because of lost or damaged library materials, you can pay library fines online using St. Catherine Marketplace.

If you have any questions about your fine, please contact:

Jade Erickson
jnerickson@stkate.edu | 651.690.6655

What is a proxy account?
A proxy account allows an eligible library user to designate another person to use certain library services on their behalf. This is meant for St. Kate's staff and faculty members who wish to designate a graduate assistant or department administrator as a proxy. Eligible users may designate a proxy to:

  • Pick up materials on hold
  • Check out materials

Checking out materials
When a proxy checks out materials on behalf of someone else, they must:

  • Use their own ID, not the faculty or staff ID
  • Mention they are acting as a proxy so the items can be checked out properly

More information
To set up a proxy, fill out the form below, or visit the Proxy Account Policy page for more information.

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Circulation
librarynotices@stkate.edu
651.690.8737

Research Help
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Archives & Special Collections
archives@stkate.edu
651.690.6553

Collection Services
651.690.6653