O'Grady Library visitor policy (interim)

The O'Grady Library serves the students, faculty and staff of  Saint Martin's University.  Community members are welcome to visit the library, check-out Saint Martin's books, and access electronic resources within the restrictions below.

Monk card (library card)

  • Community patrons must apply for an O'Grady Library "monk card" in order to check out books and to request on-site computer access for personal research.
  • The monk card application requires two forms of identification.  A state driver's license or ID card and a second ID which confirms name and current address. (The latter may be a utility bill or similar correspondence).
  • Guests younger than 18 must be registered by their parent or guardian.  Parents or guardians will be accountable for any misuse or damage of materials, equipment, or furniture.
  • Community patrons will be asked to renew their monk card annually.
  • Community patrons are bound by all library policies including the guest Acceptable Use Agreement when using computers (page two of the application).
  • Community patrons may only have five books checked out at one time.
  • Community patrons do not have access to desktop scanners, CD burners, digital cameras or other media equipment.

Summit visiting patrons

  • Summit patrons--faculty, staff, students, and special patrons from other Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries--do not need to apply for a monk card, but will receive a Summit visiting patron card. Summit patrons may check out any circulating material (except media equipment).
  • Summit visiting patrons are bound by all normal library policies including the guest Acceptable Use Agreement (page two of the monk card application) when using computers.  While a monk card itself is not required for these card holders, the application includes the Acceptable Use Agreement and will need to be signed prior to any computer use.


  • Check the library hours (link on left) for the current schedule.
  • Please note that only Saint Martin's staff, faculty, students and monastic members have access to the building after 8:00 pm.

Computer access

  • No community patrons (including Summit patrons) will be logged onto computers between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday - Friday while fall or spring semester classes are in session.  Check the library hours for current schedule (link on left).
  • No community patrons (including Summit patrons) will be logged on at any time during midterms or the final three weeks of fall or spring semester classes. 
  • Guests will only be logged on designated computers in the library's Information Commons, and only three guests may be logged in at any given time.
  • Computer access is limited to one hour per day.
  • Priority use for all campus technology is for students, faculty, and staff of Saint Martin's.  If the library is experiencing heavy use, you may be asked to vacate the computer station.
  • Parents or guardians of guests under 18 should be aware that the library staff is not responsible for controlling access to unfiltered web content.
  • Wireless access for community patron's personal laptops and devices is not supported.

Printing, scanning, and copying

  • Printing articles and documents is allowed for the fee indicated below.
  • Copying and scanning is limited to O'Grady Library materials only.  Library staff may limit the time or amount to be scanned and copied based on availability of the network scanner/copier.
  • Current cost for printing or copying is 10 cents for 1-3 pages.

Additional library policies

Selected ITS policies, which include:

  • Acceptable use policy (faculty, staff, and students)
  • ResNet acceptable use policy and application
  • Website policy