Guests and Alumni

St. Catherine University Library can offer library guests the following services:

Alumnae/Alumni

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

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

A St. Catherine University library card, available with a letter of affiliation from their home institution

  • 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.

 

Neighbors

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.

 

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 MnPALS libraries without a valid St. Catherine University ID.
  • The loan period is 120 days for books, 21 days for media.
  • Lost materials fee is $65 per book, $115 per media item.

 

For more information on these policies, see our Borrowing and Renewing Policies Page.