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Library Services during COVID-19: Home

Library Services Support for MSMU Remote Instruction Period


We will be providing all library services remotely during this time. We are ready to help you by email or by Zoom!

The libraries will remain closed until further notice. Students may still access the 24-hour rooms at each library but will not have access to the rest of the building.

If you have any questions, please email library@msmu.edu. Stay healthy and safe!

- Your MSMU Librarians

This Page Updated: 5/21/2020

GET HELP

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Make an Appointment

Make a Zoom Appointment
Book an online research consultation via Zoom with one of your MSMU librarians!

 

email us

Email Us - library@msmu.edu 
Your question will be answered by a librarian within 24 hours.

 

Help for Faculty

Extended  & Complimentary Resources

These resources have been extended by various library database vendors for complimentary use due to the current difficult situation.

FIND MATERIALS

Find Course Reserves & Materials

Request Books During Campus Closure

Request books during campus closure:

  • All lending of physical print materials has ceased; only online resources are available at this time
  • If you need a book, we can try to locate and purchase the eBook version for you - please use the "Suggest a Purchase Form" below. We may also be able to locate some books from WorldCat, but please be advised that they may take some additional time to reach you.

Renew Books

Renew Your Books

You can renew any books you have checked out by visiting My Account and renewing materials that way.

You may not be able to renew LINK+ materials more than once. If you need to renew your LINK+ materials please contact: circdesk@msmu.edu and we may be able to renew them for you.

All Fines Waived

The Libraries will be waiving all overdue fines incurred during this time, including for items from LINK+ and ILL. If you have a book checked out, you may keep it until you return. You might still receive emails stating that your book is overdue, but rest assured we will waive the fines. 

LINK+ Materials



ALL LENDING AND BORROWING IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to the number of libraries that are closed in response to COVID-19, all LINK+ requesting is temporarily suspended. Though resources are still browseable in the catalog, items cannot be requested through LINK+. We apologize for the temporary disruption in service.

Click here to see a list of library closures.

Databases A-Z

Request Articles

Request articles we don't have

For articles that we don't have immediate access to, please fill out a Document Delivery request form, or use the individual databases to request access.

USEFUL LINKS

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Search MSMU Libraries for articles, books, and more

 

COVID-19 Research Guide

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FAQ for Faculty


Library FAQ for Faculty

Q: I want to add online library resources in my Canvas course, how do I do this?

A: Visit this library guide (Library Resource Integration for Faculty) and follow step-by-step instructions using a link resolver to embed course materials available through the library, directly into Canvas. This includes instructions for eBooks, individual articles, databases, and Kanopy videos.

 

Q: How can I find streaming videos or audio that could be helpful for my online courses?

A: The library subscribes to Kanopy, and you can easily embed Kanopy videos directly into your courses. On our website we also have a list of great places to find streaming audio that you may want your students to listen to.

 

Q: I need to request a book via LINK+ or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) during campus and library closures, what should I do?

A:  Please submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will try to locate and purchase an eBook version of the book you are seeking.

 

Q: I need to cancel my in-person library instruction session for my class, can I reschedule another session online?

A: Yes! Some activities may need to be modified, but librarians are available to lead instruction sessions via Zoom. You can fill out a Library Instruction Request from and select “Online – Zoom session” or email library@msmu.edu with any questions.