Faculty Information

  • Featured Resources

    To recommend titles to the library please use the following resources:
    Chronicle of Higher Ed
    Choice Reviews Online   

    Research and Reference Assistance

    At the Coe Library, reference assistance is generally available from 8am-7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-4:30pm on Friday. 

    At the McCarthy Library, reference assistance is generally available Monday through Saturday 10am-6pm, as well as 10am-6pm the Sundays of Weekend College.

    Appointments for assistance at other times can be made by contacting a reference librarian and arranging a mutually acceptable time. E-mail and telephone assistance are also available.

    Course Reserves       

    Print materials for reserve are housed at the Circulation Desks in the two libraries.
    Reserve materials have a loan period of from 2 hours to one week, determined by the instructor. 
    Overdue Reserve materials are charged at a rate of $2/hour.

    Print reserve requests on the Chalon Campus should be submitted to Alice Lee.
    Print reserve requests on the Doheny Campus should be submitted to Lodean Beatty.
    Processing time is 48 hours.

    Collections and Databases

    Mount Saint Mary's University Libraries has approximately 180,000 circulating print volumes available. Patrons also have access to 380,000 e-books and 39,000 e-journals through over 200 databases. Current students, faculty, and staff may access these materials from off campus with a valid library barcode. 

    Please consult our Research Databases for up-to-date listings of resources offered.

    Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries


    Through Link+, library patrons can borrow materials for up to 6 weeks from the collections of approximately 75 libraries in California and Nevada. Overdue Link+ materials are charged at a rate of $1/day and $115 for lost or damaged materials. 

    Libraries outside of Link+

    Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery requests for materials not available in our libraries or through Link+ are handled by reference librarians. Interlibrary Loan requests are typically available within 2 weeks. Document Delivery articles are typically available within 1 week.

    Library Technology

    Public access computers are currently distributed throughout the main floors of both libraries. Additional computers are available in the Chalon Campus Instructional Media & Technology Center and OIT administered Computer Labs. Media materials are housed in the Instructional Media & Technology Center located on the 2nd floor of the Coe Library. The goal of the libraries is to become a learning commons.