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Pandemic Restrictions

During the COVID pandemic, the library is only available for students, staff, faculty, and Alumni.

A valid SXU ID card will be required to enter the library.

Non-affiliated visitors are asked to use other campus locations (Scholars Den, cafeteria) for general study space.

Start your research using these public domain tools.

Alumni accounts do not provide access to subscription resources from off-campus.


Alumni can use library workstations and printers after registering with the Alumni Relations office.

  • Some library tools are restricted to currently registered students, staff, and faculty.
  • We validate access through our Open Access proxy; contact the library if you are registered but are not approved.
  • If you cannot pass through this validation screening, consider using the free tools on this site.

On-campus guests may access our "SXU-Guest" network with their own laptops, but will not be able to use our subscription-based tools. See the tools listed on the Tabs within this page for access to some public domain tools.

The tabs on this guide present a variety of tools that allow searching, and in some cases fulltext access, to published literature.

The materials are arranged according to content types: journal articles, web pages and free web materials, and discipline portals.

Public libraries provide access to many powerful full text databases that we do not offer.

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