Friday, October 23, 2015

WorldCat Links Now Working

For those of you who were having difficulties submitting interlibrary loan requests in WorldCat, you can breathe a sigh of relief; the link resolver issues have been resolved and the user friendly submission process restored.  If you should encounter any further problems please contact Lauren Leighton at 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Links to Interlibrary Loan Requests

The library is currently experiencing problems with linking in WorldCat. The Find It button no longer works to automatically create an interlibrary request.  Users will get an error message from EBSCO instead.

You may experience this problem in some of our less often used databases as well.

Until our vendors can solve this situation it will be necessary for users to fill out  forms for interlibrary loan requests manually.

Here is the form for books
Here is the form for journals

Please contact Lauren Leighton at or 507-457-1564 if you have questions

Friday, August 21, 2015

iPad Stand: Instant Catalog

Just want to find a book quickly and don't want to take the time to log in on a computer?

 Now you can use our catalog search iPad station to search for a book without logging on to a computer.  The station is located on the main floor of the library in front of the Periodical Collection.

Monday, August 17, 2015


The Fitzgerald Library staff welcomes all new and returning students.  Escape the heat into the air conditioned comfort of the library to study, start your research assignments, use computers. or work on a group project. We look forward to serving your academic needs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

New Catholic Encyclopedia Now Online

The library is happy to announce that the New Catholic Encyclopedia (15 volume set plus 10 supplement volumes) is now available in an online version.  You can access the resource through the Gale Virtual Reference Library or as a direct link here .  

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Reference Database

The library has acquired a new online reference database, CREDO, that provides access to 650+ full text titles including encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and more.

Start you research here and use CREDO's linking features to expand you search to related articles in library databases and to the books in our catalog.

Includes a "Tools" page with links to a crossword solver, image library, pronunciation guide, quotation locator, and more.

 No check out is required to read these e-Books online.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rocky the Therapy Dog Returns

Rocky, a gentle golden retriever and therapy dog, will be returning to the library during finals week. Stop by to receive some free stress relief on Saturday May 2nd.  Rocky will be available for consultation
from 1-5 pm.