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Saint Marys Staff Library: FAQ

Information about location, staff, and services at the Saint Marys Staff Library

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I request a study room?

There are three study rooms adjacent to the Saint Marys Staff Library in Marian Hall.  To reserve a room you may e-mail the library at, call 255-5647 during business hours, or use the online reservation system (24 hours in advance).

Options for additional spaces on campus may be found through the Room Reservation System.

Wireless keyboards are available to borrow for study rooms A & B upon request.

  • How do I manage my Nursing Contact Hours?

Access My Learning to view internally provided nursing contact hour programs.

Contact Hour Sources for Nursing provides some additional resources for nurse continuing education credits.

  • Where do I find Cardiac Life Support Materials?

BLS, ACLS and PALS are now provided as ebooks via My Learning from Cardiac Life Support Education.

If you would like a print copy, the Saint Marys Staff Library has PEARS, PALS, BLS, ACLS, NRP and ITLS available.

Emergency Life Support Education materials may be checked out for 42 days.

  • Do you have printers?

Two printer/scanner/fax machines are available at no charge for work-related purposes.  They are located behind the service desk.

The library does not provide color printing.

  • How do I map/route to the printers?

All computers withiin the library are mapped to the one of the two available printers behind the service desk.

When you select print, choose one of the following two printers in your printer selection options:

LN1065087 (small table top printer)


  • Do you have computers available?

Desktop computers are available on site first come, first serve.  There are also laptops available to checkout within the library and study room spaces only.

  • Where can I find help regarding EndNote?

EndNote's customer support offers a list of common questions and options for requesting additional assistance including chat, email, and phone.

For more information consult the EndNote subject guide.

  • What are the Saint Marys library hours?

Mon-Thurs   7:30am - 8:00pm
Friday          7:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday      1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday        Closed

24 x 7 keycard access may be requested for staff based at Saint Marys with a supervisor’s approval.

  • Do I have access to library electronic holdings and databases off-campus?

The library website ( is available remotely to all Mayo Clinic employees and students. 
Log in with your Mayo Clinic LAN ID and password.

  • How long can I check out books?

Print books/journals and CDs/DVDs may be checked out for a 3-week loan period with the option for an additional 3-week renewal if there are no other hold requests.

You may renew your books online with a library pin or via email to if the book has not been requested

Contact the service desk to set up a library pin.

  • How do I request a book or article?

All Mayo staff may use Document Delivery to receive copies of journal articles, books and book chapters.  This includes materials that the library does not own through Interlibrary Loan with other institutions.

  • How can I return my books? 

· At the library service desk

· In the book return box outside Marian Hall 1-505

· At book return boxes throughout the hospital and elsewhere on the Rochester campus.  A complete list of Rochester book drop boxes is posted on the book return subject guide.  Book drops are monitored on a weekly basis so returns may be delayed.

· At other Mayo Clinic libraries

· Using intraclinic mail if library items are securely packaged and addressed to the Saint Marys Staff Library - Marian Hall 1-506

  •       Where are the book drop locations on Saint Marys Campus?

· Patient Parking Ramp Main Floor near elevators

· Generose Main Floor near Atrium

· East/Nasseff Tower Main Floor near restrooms

· Domitilla Main Floor near Employee Shuttle Entrance

· Wall receptacle Main Floor new West Entrance

A complete list of Rochester book drop boxes is posted on the book return subject guide.

  • Do you provide headphones?

Both regular headphones and headphones with mics are available at the service desk.

  • Can I access the Saint Marys Staff Library after hours?

If you're an employee based at Saint Marys and have a valid need for ongoing use of the library space in the evenings and/or on weekends, please inquire about after-hours access.  Your supervisor may submit a request on your behalf.

  • Can I leave my personal things in the library while I attend to another obligation?

We encourage you to take advantage of the lockers located in front of the service desk to securely store your personal items if you need to leave the library but plan to return later.  Library staff are not responsible for your personal items.

  • How do I apply for a library card?

The library staff at the service desk can assist with setting up a library account.

The barcode on the back of your Mayo Clinic badge will become your library card number.

  • Do you provide pager batteries?

The library does not provide pager batteries.  Please contact your department for battery replacement.

  • What is your food and drink policy?

We ask that you do not bring meals into the library.  There is a breakroom directly down the hallway from the library with seating, vending, and microwave for your use.  Covered drinks and snacks are allowed in the library.  

  • What is your visitor policy?

You must have a Mayo Clinic badge to access the Saint Marys Staff Library.

  • What are suggested steps and resources to help with the transition to retirement or leaving Mayo Clinic?

Once you leave Mayo Clinic, you will no longer have access to the Mayo Clinic libraries.  The attached link has suggestions to help with this process.