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Oxford Online Products Down

OxfordWe’ve just been notified that all of our Oxford University Press databases are out of commission for the time being.

Their tech support reports:
“We apologize for the error.
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our sites.
We ask that you please try again later and we will update you as soon as we have been told that the error is corrected.


Customer Support – Online Products
Oxford University Press”

We’ll post an “all clear” message when we can.

News & Events

Group Study Room Bookings now require user confirmation

Effective 5/11/2015, users of our group study rooms must confirm their online reservation within 30 minutes by clicking on a link on the confirmation email you will receive after submitting the booking request.  Only valid UST email addresses will receive the confirmation emails.

We’re taking this additional step to deal with certain abuses of the system and to ensure a fair distribution of the available group study spaces.

If you have questions, feel free to contact John Heintz via email or at 651-962-5018.

Group study booking form


News & Events

New process for requesting materials from Macalester

Beginning June 3rd, 2014, Macalester College Library materials will no longer be findable or requestable through the CLICnet and should be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

In recent months, the CLIC library consortium conducted a process to select a new next generation integrated library system. As part of this process, schools in the consortium made a systematic comparison of the major vendors, and selected the Intota system from Proquest. Intota includes the Summon discovery search, which we’ve used at UST for the last several years, as well as other components to manage acquisitions, circulation, and the management of electronic resources. Components of the new system will be rolled out over the next 18 months.

During this process, Macalester selected a different vendor, OCLC’s WorldShare, which they are implementing immediately. It is not feasible to easily integrate these systems, and so Macalester’s content will no longer be findable and requestable through the CLICnet catalog, effective immediately.

However, UST and Macalester users can still borrow each other’s content via the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system. Journal articles and book chapters typically come via email within two business days; physical materials may take up to a week, though items from Macalester will come via courier and may arrive faster. If you wish to search for materials you think might be at Macalester, see their website, just remember to use UST’s ILL system to request them. 


Libraries, News & Events

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours reminder

Happy Thanksgiving!  Just a reminder that the Libraries will have shortened hours or be closed over the next several days, so please plan your work accordingly.

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library
Wednesday Nov. 27:  7:30 AM — 6 PM
Thursday Nov. 28: Closed
Friday Nov. 29: Closed
Saturday Nov. 30: 10 AM — 6 PM
Sunday Dec. 1: 12 noon — 2 AM (normal hours)

Keffer Library (Minneapolis)
Wednesday Nov. 27:  8 AM — 10 PM (normal hours)
Thursday Nov. 28: Closed
Friday Nov. 29: Closed
Saturday Nov. 30: 9 AM — 5 PM
Sunday Dec. 1: Closed

Ireland Library
Wednesday Nov. 27:  8 AM — 5 PM
Thursday Nov. 28: Closed
Friday Nov. 29: Closed
Saturday Nov. 30: 12 noon — 5 PM
Sunday Dec. 1: 12 noon — 10 PM (normal hours)

Schoenecker Law Library
Wednesday Nov. 27:  7:45 AM — 5 PM
Thursday Nov. 28: Closed
Friday Nov. 29: Closed
Saturday Nov. 30: Closed
Sunday Dec. 1: Closed

Full Library Hours calendar

Have a great holiday!