There are three libraries at SLU—Owen D. Young Library, Launders Science Library, and the Music Library.
The SLU library collection is 90% virtual, 10% physical. In other words, you can find ten times more scholarly information on the library website than on the library shelves.
The libraries have 1 million books and ebooks and 150,000 online journals available for your research.
You can search the whole library collection—digital and physical—using Discovery on the library website. Discovery is a good starting point for research on almost any topic. The library also has over 100 other research databases for advanced research on particular subjects.
You can get one-on-one research assistance from a librarian or student research assistant. You can find Research Help on the library website, or just come to ODY or the Science Library and ask for help anytime you have a research project.
You can also get help using technology at the Service Desk or with writing papers at the WORD Studio in ODY or the Science Writing Center in the Science Library.
If you find something cited in a research database that the library does not have, we can get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.
The Archives and Special Collections in ODY contain thousands of rare books and documents on the history of the university and the North Country.
You can access the library’s online resources from anywhere in the world. Just click on the link and enter your SLU username and password.
Ready for a study break? You can find hundreds of recent bestsellers on the main floor of ODY, check out a Naturalist’s Pack or green bike from the Science Library, or go to the library website to watch a documentary or start your free online subscription to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post.