Important updates on the A.C. Clark Library building and services

We realize many of you may be busy with getting ready for online classes on Monday, adjusting to a new work routine, or worrying about personal health, the health of loved ones, and people all across the world. But we’d like to take a minute of your day to let you that the Library will continue to provide research services and resources to help students and faculty finish the semester strong.

The library building will be closed for the rest of the semester, but Library faculty & staff have been working to ensure continuing access to most of our services and resources.

Research Assistance and General Information

BSU librarians are providing reference services through email, text, chat, and one-on-one consultations by appointment on Zoom.

Online Resources

Our collection of online resources continues to be accessible through our Online Resources page, and through Library OneSearch.

Computers & Printing

If you are looking for computer lab access, computers and printing are available in Decker Hall Room 108.  Access to the lab is limited to currently registered students, using key card access.  For assistance with computer and technology questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk (, 218-755-3777).

Checking Out & Returning BSU Library Physical Books

Even though the library building is closed and we have great electronic resources, we realize some things are still only available in a physical format.  If the library has books, DVDs, CDs, etc. that you need, we’re providing access to physical materials through campus delivery/mail.  We are working on a plan for the eventual return of library material.

Please note: We have extended the due date of all currently loaned BSU Library materials to 5/12/20, and are working with our library partners to extend the due dates of all loaned interlibrary loan materials.

Interlibrary Loan

Students can continue using interlibrary loan (ILL) services. Please note that physical items requested through ILL may not be available and wait times for requested materials may be longer than usual. For the most current information on BSU interlibrary loan services during COVID-19, visit the interlibrary loan guide.


All of this information, including questions and answers, can be found on our Library Services and Resources during COVID-19 guide, which is also linked on our website. We will continually update this page as information changes.

Our overall goal is to continue to provide access to resources and services for you to successfully complete this spring semester. If you have a concern or question about library resources and services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Be well,

A.C. Clark Library faculty & staff

Library Services and Resources during COVID-19

Dear Campus Community,

Our situation is changing every hour. These constantly shifting circumstances make it impossible to communicate exactly what library services will look like next week, let alone by the end of the semester. Despite this uncertainty, there are a few things we can guarantee:

  • We have extended the due date of all currently loaned BSU Library materials to 5/12/20 and we are working with our library partners to extend the due dates of all loaned interlibrary loan materials.
  • While school is in session, BSU librarians will provide regular reference services through platforms like email, text, chat, and Zoom.
  • The Library will continue to provide access to an extensive (and growing!) list of online resources. While school is in session, librarians can help you find the right online resources for your research.
  • You will be able to create interlibrary loan requests for digital articles.
  • Librarians will be available to provide library instruction through a variety of methods.

More information about our services and resources during COVID-19 can be found at:

Thank you for your patience.  Sincerely,

A. C. Clark Library Staff

Library Spring Break Hours

The Library’s open hours for Spring Break Week (Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13) will be from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (Closed Sunday, March 8 and Saturday March 14) Research assistance will be available during these times.

Normal open hours will resume on Sunday, March 15. See Library Hours for the full schedule.

Have a great break!