University Library

Library Services for Alumni and Community

Alumni and community members are welcome to use the University Library collections for research and study.

Become a Community Patron

Minnesota residents over the age of 18 may obtain an SCSU Library Community Patron card.  Visit the Circulation Desk to complete the library card application and set up an account.

Requestor will need to present a current, State of Minnesota-issued photo ID and provide an active email address.  Community Patron accounts must be renewed annually. 

Borrowing Privileges

Bring selections and your SCSU Library Community Patron card to the Circulation Desk for checkout.

Material Type

Loan Length


4 weeks

Bound Periodicals

2 weeks

Non-Print Media

2 weeks

Husky Fetch

Browsing the library catalog from home?  Place a Husky Fetch request and we'll collect your books for you and send you an email when they're ready for check out at the library's Circulation Desk.  

Online Library Resources

Access the University Library catalog and online databases and journals from on campus.  Bring your own device or use a Library Express Computer to access many of the library’s online resources. (Off-campus access to online databases and journals not available for alumni and community members.)

Library Research Support

Use our 24/7 Chat With Us service if you need support in conducting your research.

Wired and Wireless Network Connectivity

Connect your laptop to our table-top, wired network ports located throughout the building or connect to SCSU_Public guest WiFi access.


Scan stations are available to convert books, articles, documents, or photos into PDF, Word, or JPEG files that can be saved to a flashdrive or scanned to email.

Quick Contacts

Today's Library Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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