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  • Research

    Reference assistance is generally available in the Coe Library from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday. It is available in the McCarthy Library Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., as well as 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 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.

    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. Overdue Reserve materials are charged at a rate of $2/hour. The loan period is designated by the course instructor.

    Borrowing MSMU Materials

    Item Borrowing Period Fine Replacement Fee

    Books (Chalon & Doheny Campus)

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $35 +10

    Newer Periodicals (Chalon Campus

    2 Hours

    $2 per Hour

    $10.50 +10

    Older Periodicals (Chalon Campus

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $10.50 +10

    Periodicals (Doheny Campus

    3 Weeks

    25 cents/day

    $10.50 +10

    Mount Saint Mary's University Libraries has approximately 180,000 circulating print volumes available. Patrons also have access to over 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.

    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. 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.

    Technology in the Library

    Libraries' computers are intended for Reference and Research use but may also be used for word-processing, e-mail, and other purposes.  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.

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