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Remote Library Resources & Services - Pius XII Memorial Library

Remote library resources and services for the Saint Louis University community.

Remote Access

When you need or want to work from home, Pius XII Memorial Library offers expert help, resources, and services to support you. 

Pius Library is currently open to all SLU affiliates and we continue to offer Contact-Free Pickup Service! Virtual services are still available!

Book drops at the Lindell entrance are now open for book returns. Please do not return any equipment such as laptops, calculators, or video cameras in the book drops.

Contact-Free Pickup Service

We are now offering Pius Library Contact-Free Pickup Service!

Up to 10 holds may be placed on SLU Pius items only in the SLU Libraries Catalog. Requests will be filled and ready for pick up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Instructions for a Contact-Free Pickup will be emailed to you once your items are ready.

Get Help Online

Need to reach the librarians remotely? Chat with us online, submit an email question, or search our frequently asked questions and answers. 

Online Research Consultations

Subject librarians are available for online research consultations via phone, Zoom, or Skype. Contact your subject librarian to schedule an appointment.

Online Information Literacy Instruction

Given sufficient time for preparation, Pius XII Memorial Library subject librarians can provide synchronous or asynchronous information literacy instruction sessions using Zoom or instructional videos and other materials that can be shared with students. Subject librarians can also create Research Guides for specific courses and/or share relevant guides and video tutorials that have already been created.

Online Materials

Many SLU Libraries materials are available online, including articles, ebooks, streaming videos, and music. 

Interlibrary Loan


Returning Materials

Pius Library, Lindell entrance book drops are now open for book returns. Please do not return any equipment such as laptops, calculators, or video cameras in the book drops. All items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before they are removed from accounts.

Please contact for suggestions on returning materials through USPS and other delivery services.

We are happy to work with you to figure out what we can do in your particular situation. ‚ÄčIf you have questions about books you have checked out, please contact us via email at or via our Questions? Ask Us! chat service

Wellness Guide

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