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Interlibrary Loan
ILL provides access to materials not available at St. John's, such as books and articles.

Reference is the service by which librarians assist students and faculty members in locating the information they need. Reference questions may be asked in-person at the reference desk, electronically through the "Ask Us!" service, or by appointment.

Circulation is one of the primary service points at St. John’s University Libraries. Circulation staff will answer questions related to user accounts, check out and renew items, trace missing items, retrieve items from closed stacks, and handle problems with printers. 

Course Reserves
Materials are placed on reserve for your professor, and may include reading or audiovisuals. Reserves may be either in print (available only in the library) or electronic (accessible online).

Research Instruction
SJU Libraries provide various forms of research instruction, including drop-in workshops, online tutorials and class visits.

Online Learning
SJU Libraries support remote learners through online reference services and extensive digital collections.

Instructional Materials Center
The IMC collects and disseminates specialized information, including curriculum guides, textbooks and accompanying materials, audio-visual teaching aids and hardware, three-dimensional learning tools, publisher and distributor catalogs, educational and psychological tests, computers and software.

SJU Libraries have thousands of audio and video titles in streaming and disk formats. 

Quiet Study and Group Study
Find out more about quiet study and group study rooms.

University Archives and Special Collections
The St. John’s University Archives, a unit of the University Libraries, houses the administrative and historical records of the University, as well as its special collections.