Library Services

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  • Access Services

    • Interlibrary Loan
      Interlibrary Loan is a service that can request books and articles to be delivered from other libraries if Winona State University Library does not own the book or have electronic or print access to the article.

    • Circulation
      Circulation is responsible for managing the process of checking materials in and out of the library and shelving materials.

    • Reserves
      Reserve materials are items that WSU instructors have asked the Library to make available for short-term loan to students in their classes. Most reserve items are for in-library use only and have a two hour check-out period. Videos and DVDs have a 4 hour check out period unless otherwise requested.

    • Video Scheduling and Delivery (for WSU Faculty and Staff)
      Videos can be scheduled for in-class use.

    • Distance Services
      The Winona State University Library provides library services to WSU students who attend our courses taught at a distance from Winona or Rochester.

  • Information Gallery
    The IG offers students access to the Internet, scanners, word processing and data manipulation programs, and much more.

  • Reference
    The Reference Desk is typically staffed by librarians who can assist you with your research questions, offer advice on how to get started and which resources to use.

  • Library Liaisons
    Each academic department has a librarian liaison who can provide library instruction for faculty and students, advanced research assistance, collection development, and can answer library-related questions.
    • Library Instruction
      In a library instruction session, the library liaison will teach students how to use the library resources in order to successfully complete the papaers or other research projects. The instruction typically occurs in the library, however, the librarian can visit the site of the class. Also, the librarians are willing to help design library assignments with the facutly member in order to utilize the library's resources and services most effectively.

    • Advanced Research Assistance
      The liaison will be a resource for both faculty and students in the department needing assistance finding library resources. While straightforward questions can be handled at the Reference Desk, the liaison can act as guide for advanced reference needs. Both students and faculty can make appointments with the department's liaison to explore indepth projects.

    • Collection Development
      The Liaison can help your department build and manage its book collection, as well as journal subscriptions, in order to support the department's curricula.

    • Create Course Pages
      The department liaison can create a Web page for your course. That page can include the text of the library assignment, as well as resources, both in paper and electronic, that will be useful for the course. The system that we use for course pages even allows usage statistics to see how heavily the resources are being used. (NOTE: We do not keep statistics by student.)

    • Department Communication
      Your department's liaison will be in contact with the faculty and staff in the department each year. The liaison can notify your faculty about new databases or problems discovered with current databases. The liaison can send out book announcements from publishers and book dealers. The liaison may also notify faculty about upcoming events, such as athenaeum presentations.


  • Acquisitions
    Acquisitions orders and receives new materials for the Library.

  • Archives
    The Library maintains the Archives for the entire University.

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