Library staff will be working remotely

We will continue offering support online via email, chat, virtual consultations and instruction, e-collections access, and electronic delivery of interlibrary loan.

COVID-19 Building updates

Due to the rapidly changing situation, please visit our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on Library access

"Lightweight" reading for spring break

Looking for some “light” reading during break –like ebooks or e-audio books? Get an e-card from your local St. Paul Public Library, online today! More Info >>

Open Access: Open Book Publishers

If you're tired of paywalls or simply want to access the latest high-quality research publications, across all disciplines, check out Open Book Publishers! With over 150 titles, every book is freely available online; many include embedded audio, video and supplementary materials, as well. Access or create an account while on the campus network to read and download books for free at

Pressreader: now available for the Macalester Community

Pressreader is now available for the Macalester Community. Simply create an account while connected to campus Wi-Fi to get anytime access via the web or mobile app. Get access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages --in print and audio. This includes translations into 16 languages. Register here for free:

Tapestries: We are the Crisis

Seven American Studies students worked together through fall semester as editors and editorial collective to publish a new issue of Tapestries. This journal is a student produced, open access journal, and it is published in Digital Commons @ Macalester. The current issue,“We are the Crisis,” takes a critical look at neoliberal power structures. Read the Journal:

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