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Library Services during COVID-19: HOME

Library Services Support for MSMU Remote Instruction Period








Library support services are available online during the MSMU Remote Instruction Period!

In keeping with the guidelines of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 
the MSMU Libraries' study spaces will remain closed for the duration of the Fall 2020 semester.

We are ready to help you by email or by Zoom!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Please stay healthy and safe!

-- Your MSMU Librarians

This page last updated: 8/31/2020



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Find eBooks

eBook Requests 

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 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.


Find Articles

As always, you can use Quick Search and Databases A-Z to search for articles. Make a Zoom appointment with a librarian if you need help!

Article Requests

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.

Physical Books & Items

Physical Book & Item Requests
(case-by-case basis) 


MSMU Libraries 

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 or make an appointment with a librarian.


LINK+ requests are not available at this time. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL operations are very limited. We may be able to locate some books and other items from WorldCat, but please be advised that many institutions are not currently lending, and the items may take additional time to reach you. Contact with questions.

General Item Questions?

Renew Books

Renew Your Books

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 and we may be able to renew them for you.

All Fines Waived

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! 

Returning Books & Items

If you have books or other items checked out, please contact to discuss how to return these materials.

LINK+ Items

LINK+ Item Requests
(not available at this time)

LINK+ requesting has been paused. Though resource items are still browseable in the catalog, items cannot be requested through LINK+. We apologize for the temporary disruption in service.

Help for Faculty & Instructors

We can help you:

  • Find alternate course materials
  • Develop alternate assignments using online library resources
  • Publish a course guide
  • Support instruction, as well as library instruction

Contact: with any questions or requests

MSMU Guides for Faculty

Extended  & Complimentary Resources

These resources have been extended by various library database vendors for complimentary use due to COVID-19.

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. 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 with any questions.