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           The Library is open (with limitations).

  • You will need an SXU ID card to enter the facility.
  • You must wear a mask at all times.
  • Social distancing is required -- no group activities.
  • Please eat meals in the cafeteria; only drinks and light snacks should be consumed in the library.

(1) only a limited number of SXU students will be allowed in the library.

  • Priority seating is for students requiring use of the computer workstations and laptops or requiring the use of physical library materials.
  • The main room is Quiet Study space; the Bishop Quarter Room is available for Zoom sessions.
  • If we reach the designated seating limit, students with their own laptops, or those simply reading their own books, should relocate to the Scholar's Den, the cafeteria, or other campus study spaces.

(2) the upstairs and downstairs group and individual study rooms are closed.

        See our Library Pandemic Resources page for special online resources.

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See our COVID statistics found at the bottom of our Pandemic page.

New databases:

 Arte Publico: Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1/2 which contains primary materials from a wide range of journals, newspapers, and unique historical documents. (March, 2021)

 African American Historical Serials which contains primary materials from a wide range of journals, newspapers, and unique historical documents such as diaries and church sermons. (March, 2021)

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