St. Olaf Libraries

Community Members and Alumni Access Policy

St. Olaf College Libraries Guest Access

The St. Olaf College Libraries welcome visitors and guests to enjoy our rich collection of books, periodicals, journals, and digital materials. As a guest of the college and the libraries, you are expected to abide by campus and library policies. Guests may be asked to leave by library staff or college security as a result of conduct that is deemed disruptive or disrespectful. Abuse of college and/or library policies may result in suspension of some or all campus and library privileges.

Guest Hours

Guest hours are from the time the library opens in the morning until 10:00PM. When the library closes before 10:00PM, all library users will leave at closing.

Community Cards

Individuals who are not affiliated with either college but are residents of the townships listed below may apply for a Community Card at the circulation desk. This card gives the privilege of checking out materials from the library. Proof of permanent residence must be presented.

Cannon Falls 55009
Castle Rock 55010
Dennison/Stanton 55018
Dundas 55019
Elko 55020
Faribault 55021
Farmington 55024
Hampton 55031
Lonsdale 55046
Nerstrand 55053
New Market 55054
Northfield 55057
Randolph 55065
Webster 55088

St. Olaf College Alumni

All college alumni who are Minnesota residents qualify for a library Community Card. Cards may be requested at the circulation desk. Alums must show proof of permanent residence and provide their year of graduation.

Computer Access

Guests may use the library computers to search for materials and to document the resources found. Guests should check with the Research Desk or Circulation Desk for the guest access code. Guests may be asked to relinquish a computer if student demand exceeds the number of available computers. Guests may also use their personal laptops to search for materials using the St. Olaf guest wireless access.