Library Technology
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Library Technology

Library Hours

Mon - Th : 7:15am - 8:00pm

Friday: 7:15am - 4:00pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

The Library's Web page, http://www.saintpaul.edu/library, contains links to the library catalog and over 45 databases, almost all of which can be accessed on or off campus. It contains help sheets for research paper citation, how to tell a scholarly article from a "popular" one, and sample sheets of what the Library collection has on almost any subject taught at Saint Paul College.

The Library catalog, available as a link from the Library page, or by going directly to http://saintpaul.mnpals.net, lets you search for anything in our collection, and lets you use interlibrary loan to request items from other academic libraries. Patrons can also see what they have checked out or renew their own materials by logging onto the catalog.

You can find articles through our databases, which are arranged by title, subject, and description. Most of the databases have full-text articles, meaning you don't have to find the print version to get the entire article. In most of the databases you will also have the option to print out, save, or e-mail the articles to yourself. Databases that require you to login if you are using them off-campus will ask for your barcode (back of your school photo ID) and your last name. If you have not yet received your photo ID, you may use the e-mail link on the database pages to contact the librarian for an assigned barcode. In order to ensure a student's identity, the barcode will be sent only to their school Email address.

The Library has a printer/copier capable of black and white, color, and double-sided copying. Library computers have access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher). Printing from any computer costs 5 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents for color.

The Library has a television with a VCR and DVD player to view, reserve or reference videos/DVDs. All other videos/DVDs can usually be checked out for one week.