We are doing some data cleanup with our library catalog, if you receive an overdue notice, do not worry, we will not be charging any fines.
Also, if you have trouble renewing your materials, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you renew them on your account.
We are OPEN VIRTUALLY and partially IN-PERSON!
May 17th - June 17th
Starting Monday, May 17th, 2021, McCarthy Library (Doheny Campus) will be open with the following schedule:
Update - Closed Saturdays (not Sundays)
Appointments for study rooms and item pick-up continue to be available at both campuses.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Please stay healthy and safe!
-- Your MSMU Librarians
This page last updated: 6/11/2021
Questions about Course Reserves?
Lending of physical print materials is very limited. We encourage you to find online and electronic resources available through the MSMU Libraries Catalog, Quick Search, and Databases A-Z. If you need help finding materials please email email@example.com or make an appointment with a librarian.
If you need a specific book, we can try to locate and purchase the eBook version for you. Please use the eBook Request (Suggest a Purchase) form below.
For articles that we don't have immediate access to, please fill out an Article Request (Document Delivery) form, or use the individual databases to request access.
We have very limited print circulation. We encourage you to find online and electronic resources available through the MSMU Libraries Catalog, Quick Search, and Databases A-Z. If you need help finding appropriate or alternative materials please email firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment with a librarian.
LINK+ requests are now available again. Visit the LINK+ catalog to find titles. Place a request through the LINK+ catalog, and make sure to select the campus from which you want to pick up the book. When you have received a confirmation notice that your book is on the hold shelf and available for pick-up, THEN schedule an Item Pick-up Appointment. You can contact email@example.com with any questions about LINK+.
ILL operations are also available. We may be able to locate some books and other items from WorldCat, but please be advised that many institutions are still not currently lending, and the items may take additional time to reach you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about interlibrary loans.
You can renew any books you have checked out by visiting My Account and renewing items that way.
You may not be able to renew LINK+ items more than once. If you need to renew your LINK+ items please contact email@example.com and we may be able to renew them for you.
The MSMU Libraries will be waiving all overdue fines incurred during this time, including for items from LINK+ and ILL. You may still receive emails stating that your book is overdue, but rest assured we will waive the fines!
If you have books or other items checked out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to return these materials.
LINK+ requests are now available again.
What can I request right now?
MSMU library users may put materials on HOLD using the online catalog. Books may be sent to either campus. Reference, Reserves and Special Collections material may not be put on HOLD and must be used inside the library. Email email@example.com if you have any questions about library-use-only materials.
Visit: LibCal - All Spaces and make sure to select an Item Pickup Appointment for the SAME CAMPUS that you SENT YOUR HOLD to.
This appointment reserves a 15-minute time slot for you to pick up your requested items.
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests
These resources have been extended by various library database vendors for complimentary use due to COVID-19.
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. For books not available electronically, as well as older and rarer materials, we may be able to locate them via ILL and arrange a pickup appointment for you.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
To cancel a reservation, use the cancellation link provided in your library study room booking confirmation email.
Yes, permits are required to park in MSMU lots. There are two options for parking on campus: 1. Daily parking $5/day – Payable in CASH ONLY at the Campus Security gates. Please bring exact change. 2. Prorated parking permit $94 – This prorated parking permit is valid through Summer 2021. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your parking permit.
Yes, the shuttle is available for Chalon to Doheny (vice versa) transport. Your MSMU ID, a face covering, and an “APPROVED” health screen status are required to board the shuttle. Service is for current faculty, staff, students, and CSJ Sisters and requires reservations 24-hours in advance. Visit Transportation & Parking for the shuttle schedule.
COVID-19 modules must be completed before making a reserveration. Your reservation will be canceled if you have not completed your COVID-19 modules in EVERFI.
You may use Campus Dining while on campus. All other areas are by reservation only. You may not access the residence halls and classroom buildings. If you reserve an outdoor space, you will receive information for the nearest restrooms.
You may still access the space if your reservation time has not expired. You cannot extend your reservation time. Once your reservation time expires, you must leave the space to allow time for cleaning before the next reservation.
These support services are limited and require advanced planning. Please try to avoid missing appointments and last-minute cancellations. If you must cancel, use the reservation link or the contact person listed to cancel reservations.