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Library Fall 2020 Guide

Information about fall 2020 reopening of the McNairy Library

Coronavirus Information - Millersville University

End of Semester Changes - Fall 2020

Changes in Library Services - Nov. 30th - Dec. 11th 

  • Study reservations may be scheduled for the 1st floor spaces only between the hours of 8am & 5pm Monday - Friday. 

  • Curbside pick-up is available

    • Mon 9am - 5pm

    • Tues 9am - 8pm

    • Wed 9am - 5pm

    • Thurs 9am - 8pm

    • Friday 9am - 5pm

  • "Ask a Librarian" remote service hours continue as regularly scheduled.

McNairy Library Fall 2020 Updates

   McNairy Library - Fall 2020 

 

Library administration, staff & faculty have been working hard to develop solutions to reconnect you to the library's physical space and physical resources, while maintaining the safety of all in the MU community. We continue to provide remote support to meet your remote learning, research and teaching needs.

Continue to monitor this page for updates to details regarding library services.

 

General

   Upon the start of the fall 2020 semester:

  • The library building is operating on a reduced hours schedule.
  • Individual reservable study space and computer use is available in the library on a by-appointment only basis. (Note: Use seat maps to identify location that best meets your needs.)
  • A quick service PrintAnywhere station is available for use in the library lobby without prior reservation. Please submit your print before arriving or use PrintAnywhere for Wireless Printing. We also have a PrintAnywhere station available for reserved computer seats.
  • Access to the shelving containing physical items is restricted however items including books and interlibrary loan items can be requested ahead of time and are available through Curbside Pickup.
  • Returns - Most items may be returned via the outside “book bin,” unless otherwise directed.
  • Returned material quarantine protocols have been established.
  • Currently, food is not allowed to be consumed in the building. Covered drinks are allowed.

 

Remote Support Services

  • Library services, including research appointments and Ask a Librarian- research assistance are available remotely through the library website.
  • Archives and Special Collections will continue to offer services virtually: research appointments, instruction sessions, research and scanning requests, digital collections, and chat services (1-5pm, M-F). Check out our website to explore our extensive online resources and contact us with your questions -- we are here to help you with your research!
  • The Digital Learning Studio offers remote assistance with multimedia projects including presentations, video, audio and websites.
  • Government Documents offers remote assistance in accessing and utilizing government information to Millersville University students, faculty and staff as well as to community residents.

 

Access to Resources

  • All of the library's electronic resources and services (ie. LibrarySearch and discipline specific research databases, electronic items on Course Reserves, ejournals, ebooks, and streaming video) are available via remote access to members of the university community using their university credentials.
  • Library content (books, articles, primary source materials, course reserves, etc.) will be offered/filled electronically whenever possible, including items requested through interlibrary loan.
  • The green squirrel Request It service continues to operate, although our ability to obtain some items may be diminished as other institutions are experiencing circumstances similar to Millersville that may slow the delivery process.
  • E-ZBorrow is now allowing for the borrowing of physical items. 
  • Limited residential delivery of items via UPS is under exploration. 
 

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