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Faculty Resources @ The College of St. Scholastica Library: Welcome

Resources to assist CSS faculty members in their teaching & research.

The College of St. Scholastica offers you access to a collection of over 400,000 print & ebooks, and approx. 60,000 full-text electronic journals. Through our Interlibrary Loan service you have access to the collections of the major libraries in the state. Also through InterLibrary Loan we can deliver journal articles to your email in just a few days.

We will never be a research library, but we have a dedicated staff of professionals who can provide service for both your research & teaching needs. We can do much more than you think.


Kevin McGrew, Librarian to The School of Sciences |  Laura Hoelter, Librarian to The School of Education |  Heidi Johnson, Librarian to The School of Nursing  |  Julie Rustad, Librarian to The Stender School of Business and Technology  |  Brad Snelling, Librarian to The School of Health Sciences  |  Todd White, Librarian to The School of Arts & Letters


Sources for book reviews


Q: Is it possible to order out-of-print books? Yes, contact Julie Walkowiak (x6649) for assistance.


Q: How do I know how much money is left in my departmental budget? Contact either Kevin Mcgrew (x6198) or Julie Walkowiak (x6649).

We are your partners in building the Library's collection. You know what you want to teach, so use your yearly book monies to purchase materials that will make your classroom assignments work. We can help you with collection analysis of our current holdings or assist in determining core collections in our discipline. Contact Brad Snelling for more information.

And don't be afraid to ask for resources! If we don't know you need something, then we probably won't get it. Talk to Kevin McGrew or your school's Librarian about your wish list.

Librarians can work with you to create student-friendly assignments that will match our library collection. We can also visit your classroom and give students guidance on how to use library resources to research the assignments you have created. Contact Heidi Johnson.

Students can complete non-proctored make-up examinations in the Library. Faculty can fill out the Library Exam Instructions Form once their student has scheduled their exam using the Schedule a Test Form on the library homepage.  Please read our policies on make-up examinations. Contact Julie Rustad for more information.

The Library offers print & electronic reserves for your classroom needs. For books, articles, and movies held on reserve for your students at the Library's Circulation desk, contact Laura Hoelter. For electronic reserves, contact Todd White.

The Library offers you custom built guides on research & library services for your students at the individual class level, department level, minor, major, or school level. If you are interested in tailoring library services to your teaching needs, contact Todd White.

If you have a passion about the subject you teach and want to share it with the community, we can offer you the opportunity to use our software and become part of the Library family. Our LibGuides software is user friendly (really, it is!), so consider creating a guide with us. Contact Todd White for more information.

We offer Laptops, VR Headsets, UbiDuos, & LCD projectors for check out. Contact Julie Rustad for more information.

Our SCANNX scanner sends images & documents directly to email, USB drives, printers, the cloud, or your smart phone. The SCANNX can also create searchable .pdfs & Word documents.

We also offer Netflix service for your classroom needs. Please contact library@css.edu for more information.

You know there are days when you can get nothing done in your office. All those supplicants at the door! Why not come to the Library? When you are safely ensconced on the quiet Wi-Fi friendly third floor the only business that gets done is what you want.

The Library is air conditioned. So if the Summer sweats are too much for you in Tower Hall, come cool down in the Library.

The Library has a fireplace, so in the chill of Autumn and the cold of Winter, come to the library, bring your coffee, and warm your toes.

Whatever the weather, you are welcome to join us here where reading & thinking are done in quiet community.