Library Services and Resources

The Miller Center Library provides resources and instruction for research and important critical thinking skills required of students as they progress through their academic careers. Whether you are enhancing  your curriculum or shaping assignments and projects during the course of the semester there are a multitude of information resources and services that are yours for the asking.  These include, but are not limited to:

Instruction and Information Literacy Services

The goal of the library instruction program is to help students become efficient, effective and independent researchers who think critically while gathering and using a variety of library and information resources. These skills are vital to success in academic studies, global citizenship and in lifelong learning endeavors. The library faculty at the Miller Center provides instruction, integrated resources and consultations to faculty and students alike.

  • Schedule a library instruction session or workshop

  • We can help you integrate library and information literacy into your assignments and projects

  • Collaborate with a faculty librarian to build a customized online library guide for your particular course or assignment

Course/Electronic Reserves

Course reserves are available in print or electronic format. Print reserves are physical materials (books, journals, articles, videos, DVDs, etc.) that are set aside by faculty for the exclusive use of their students. Electronic Reserves (E-Reserves) provides online access to selected course reserve materials.

Off-Campus Access (Proxy)

Access information about using library databases from off campus as well as instructions for Linking to Full-Text Articles in online subscription databases.

Check out Policy

The normal loan period for books is 16 weeks for St. Cloud State University faculty and staff. However, books may be recalled at any time after 28 days. Videos circulate for a maximum of 21 days for St. Cloud State University faculty and staff. The loan period for Interlibrary Loan materials is determined by the lending library.

  • View/Renew Items – Check due dates for items you have checked out, renew items and track your interlibrary loan requests.

  • Periodicals copy request form – Use online Periodicals Copy Request form to request a copy of an article from Periodicals. The copies will be delivered to your email as a PDF document.

  • Note: Library checkout privileges are provided to all enrolled students. Students who are not enrolled, but need access to library materials in order to complete a degree may receive an extension of checkout privileges. Student advisors must request the extension by completing the Request extension of HuskyNet and Library accounts. E-mail any questions to For HuskyNet login assistance, please contact the HelpDesk. Extension requests are usually granted for one semester at a time and will include access to HuskyNet resources (e-mail, web/file space, online library databases, campus network, etc.).

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan office (ILL) at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) supports the research of faculty, staff, students, retired faculty and staff, and community patrons by making available materials that either are not part of or are currently unavailable from the SCSU library collection. This borrowing is meant to supplement St. Cloud State University’s resources.

Copyright, Fair Use, and Intellectual Property

Consult information about copyright law and fair use for teaching and research.

  • Plagiarism – Tools for Prevention and Detection

Purchase Request Form

Submit a purchase request through your department library materials procedure, or use the online Purchase Request Form. To request a journal or subscription-based electronic resource, please contact your college library liaison.

Equipment Checkout

The LRS Circulation desk maintains a small pool of multimedia equipment for use by current faculty, staff, and students of St. Cloud State University. Provides short-term solutions for equipment needs

Library Liaison Teams

Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the expertise of faculty librarians. Liaison librarian teams for each college can assist you with ordering materials for the library collection, teach course-specific library sessions, create resources guides for your students, assist with your research needs and more.

  • Arrange consultations

  • Contact information for faculty librarians can be found here.

  • Learn how to use RefWorks create and manage your own database of citations by importing references from research databases, then automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.) Additional information.

Library Services for Faculty and Staff

Print a handout highlighting resources to assist you with teaching and research.

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