You might be a high school student needing academic sources for an essay, a student from another college looking for a place to study, a Lacey neighbor interested in an Anchor Yale Bible commentary, or a recent Saint Martin's graduate working with a professor on a journal article. Visitors and alumni are welcome to explore and access many of the O’Grady Library collections.
Getting started—the monk card
To check out books or use the guest Wi-Fi, you will first need to apply for an O'Grady Library "monk card.” Alumni who have a Saint Martin’s alumni I.D. may use that instead of a monk card, but should still complete the application.
- Print and complete the application.
- If your are 18 or older, bring your 2 forms of I.D. such as a driver’s license or another official photo I.D. with your current address.
- If the I.D. does not have your current address, also bring a utility bill, a renter’s agreement, or some other documentation that does.
- If you are younger than 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign the application and bring their I.D.
- Once you have the monk card, you will be asked to renew it annually.
What you can do with a monk card
- Visit O’Grady library during open hours before 8 pm.
- Check out up to five (5) books from the main collection and much of the curriculum collection.
- Get a current guest Wi-Fi password from the circulation desk.
- Using the on-site guest Wi-Fi , access many of the library’s research databases and online journals for your personal (non-commercial) use.
- Read a magazine or newspaper in the Benedictine reading room.
- Refer to an encyclopedia or commentary in the print reference collection.
- Schedule an appointment to consult a Special Collections title.
- Use a carrel for a quiet reading or study space.
Summit visiting patrons
- Summit patrons (faculty, staff, students, and special patrons from other Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries) can apply for a monk card, but will receive Summit visiting patron privileges. Application for a monk card only requires student ID from your Summit institution.
- Summit patrons may check out any circulating materials that can be borrowed from the library through Summit—books and videos, but not equipment or study rooms.
NAPCU visiting patrons
Students, faculty, and staff from NAPCU member libraries (Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities) may obtain a monk card with your current university or college ID. See "what you can do with a monk card" above for what this allows you to do.
South Puget Sound Community College visiting patrons
Students, faculty, and staff from South Puget Sound Community College may obtain a monk card as described under "getting started" above. See "what you can do with a monk card"; above for what this allows you to do.
High school classes
High school teachers who would like to introduce your class to a university library, should contact Kael Moffat, our information literacy librarian to schedule a visit.
An associated scholar is actively engaged in a scholarly project or is in the process of studying for an advanced degree and is the spouse or partner of a current Saint Martin’s faculty member or administrator. An alumnus, alumna, or other scholar collaborating on a research project with a Saint Martin’s professor may also apply.
- The associated scholar will be sponsored by a department or faculty member and approved by the school or college dean and the library dean.
- The associated scholar will be given a guest email account and will have use of the O’Grady Library collection (student loan periods), Summit, and interlibrary loan for up to a year, renewable annually.
- The number of associated scholars is limited.
As described above, visitors may use their own device on the guest Wi-Fi. Limited access to selected computers in the information commons is also available.
- Visitors can be logged onto selected library computers in the information commons during non-peak times. Because of high student demand, visitor access to library computers is not available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters, any day after 8 p.m., or anytime during midterms or the final three weeks of the semester.
- Visitor computer use is limited to one hour per day.
- Priority is given to current faculty, and staff of Saint Martin's. If the library is experiencing heavy use, you may be asked to give the workstation to a student.
- Parents or guardians of visitors under 18 should be aware that the web content is minimally filtered.
Printing, copying, and scanning
- Printing or copying is 10 cents for 1-3 pages. (Printing is not available from personal devices.)
- Copying and scanning should be limited to O'Grady Library materials. Library staff may limit the time or amount to be scanned or copied to provide adequate access to students.