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Student resources

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We are excited to announce a new streaming collection, Kanopy BASE, for our students, faculty, and Abbey members!

Kanopy BASE’s 10,000+ titles are now available with your Saint Martin's login.

Access is provided through the following links: Kanopy   Saints Search

Discover library services for all students

The O'Grady librarians serve all Saint Martin's students, including those on the Lacey campus, in online classes, as well as those at extension campuses.

Helpful resources and information for students

Your subject area librarians can be found by visiting a subject’s specific research guide, or you can find your subject area librarian on the Get research help library information guide.

The librarians at the O'Grady Library are available for one-on-one research consultations. Schedule an individual virtual or in-person research consultation with your subject librarian.

Schedule a research consultation

Book a study room

Group Study Rooms

Have a team project or want to review with classmates for an exam?  Check out a study room through the button provided above or from the circulation desk.


  • Computer with standard lab software load

  • White board

  • Seating for 4 – 6 (varies with room)

  • Wireless access


Who may use: students, faculty,  staff, and members of the monastic community
Check-out period: 3 hours
Locations: main level and lower level
Use: Priority is given to group use. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. Coaches and faculty needing regular use throughout the semester should contact the circulation manager. The library food policy applies to these rooms.
Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260)

Available study rooms:

  • Parsons study (M1)

  • Meixner study (M2)

  • Falcone study (M3)

  • Russell study, 3 seats maximum (U1)

  • Mathes study, 3 seats maximum (U2)

Media Rooms

Located in the multimedia center, the three media rooms have media workstations and, two of them, TVs with DVD/VHS. These are smaller than group study rooms, intended to be used by individuals or pairs.


  • Student media production station with dual 27” monitors

  • Seating for 2

  • Wireless access

  • Digital camcorders, microphones, headsets, and more are available for checkout from circulation

  • Whiteboard

  • Zoom software with microphone and cameras


Who may use: students, faculty, staff, and members of the monastic community
Location: main level
Use: Priority is given to students or faculty with media production projects or needing to watch a video. Reservations can be made up to two-weeks in advance. Rooms may not be available when classes are scheduled in the multimedia center. The library food policy applies to these rooms.
Reservation contact: circulation desk (360-688-2260)

Available study rooms:

  • Hillier study (M4)

  • Lindskog study (M5)

  • Gladhart study (M6)

The O'Grady library provides a wealth of technology to support the education of students, faculty, and staff. Whether you are here to check out equipment, use one of our numerous computers, or do video editing in the state-of-the-art media room, we have the resources you need for a great educational experience.

To see an extensive list of what equipment is available for checkout, go to the Equipment for Checkout page.

For more information, visit the Library’s Technology page

If you need assistance with any O’Grady Library software or hardware, please submit a help request with the following form.

General information

Summit is a system that allows current students, faculty and staff to borrow books, dvds and more from the 38 Orbis Cascade Alliance institutions in the Pacific Northwest.  This agreement between the Orbis Cascade Alliance members provides Saint Martin's with a vast array of regional material via expedited service.  Items requested from Summit libraries typically arrive within 3-5 business days and are both findable and requestable via Saints Search.

Interlibrary Loan is the traditional library reciprocal borrowing -- in particular, for articles that we don't have access to as well as physical books, dvds, and other material unavailable from Summit libraries.

For other library-related questions, go to our FAQs webpage for more information.

Campus Resources

The Center for Student Success is a hub for academic support and guidance. Peer tutors, Academic Advisors, and Disability Support Services team members are here to assist you.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor, fine-tune your writing skills at the Writing Center, learn more at the Tutoring Center, and get connected to resources at Disability Support Services.

Schedule an appointment

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) of Saint Martin's University is committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive and equitable learning environment for all members of the campus community. Inspired by our Catholic, Benedictine tradition, which honors the dignity of each person and strives for peace and justice in our world, the DEC seeks to build a campus community that engenders inclusive excellence, facilitates intercultural understanding, and promotes social justice learning.

For more information, visit the Diversity and Equity Center’s webpage.

The mission of the Saint Martin’s University Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) is to actively support the educational goals of the University by providing services, resources, facilities and technology in order to provide access to information and knowledge. The department has a responsibility to foster scholarship, as well as develop services that encourage intellectual freedom and cultural exploration.

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