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COVID-19: Library Info & Resources

Library Response to COVID-19

General Information (Please check back for updates!)

In order to allow our staff to focus on the enormous task of assisting students and faculty as the University moves to modified instruction beginning March 23, the Mikkelsen Library services will be online only until further notice.  

Our online resources are accessible 24/7, and library staff will be available during designated hours to conduct remote research consultations (via chat, Google Meet, Zoom), to assist in identifying and accessing online resources, and to offer learning support. 

Please know we will be monitoring the needs of our community in the coming days and weeks, and we look forward to partnering with you at this time of extraordinary change, cooperation, and adaptation. 

Hours for June & July:

Remote Access to Library Staff (chat, email:, phone: 605.274.4921)

Monday - Thursday     9am - 8pm

Friday                          9am - 5pm

Saturday                      CLOSED

Sunday                        1pm - 5pm


Remote access to resources:

Make sure that you are able to login to library resources from off-campus. Your username/password are the your Augie network credentials (login to or moodle).  If you don’t remember your credentials, please contact the IT Help Desk; email: or call: 605.274.5331.


Increased Book Renewals

To help students and the community avoid unnecessary trips to campus, the Mikkelsen Library will allow for an extra renewal of regular circulating books and other materials. You can log in using the ‘Your Library Account’ link on our website to renew your items. If you are unable to renew items online, please contact us ( or 605.274.4921). 


Interlibrary Loan:

ILL is currently operating as usual. Remember that you can also request scans of journal articles and book chapters/sections that we physically own; we are happy to deliver these scans via email. 


Returning Library Material:

Books and media can be returned to the book drop located on the portico on the campus-side of the library. If you have equipment or games to return, please call 605.274.4921 to arrange a drop-off time.


Test Proctoring

Until further notice, the library will not be offering test proctoring services.


Library Events

The Library Associates Books and More Sale is canceled. To facilitate social distancing, we are currently not accepting donations for the sale. We will reschedule the Books and More Sale and resume taking donations when the CDC's guidelines change.