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Articles, Books, & More!


Mount Saint Mary's University Libraries have 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.  

Research and Reference Assistance

Make a one-on-one appointment with one of your librarians to receive assistance with:
  • Defining a topic or keywords
  • Developing your research strategy
  • Locating and using subject-specific sources
  • Citations

Make an Appointment!

Can't make it into the library? Email us your questions at!

Course Reserves       

Print materials on reserve are housed at Circulation in both MSMU libraries.

Reserve materials may have a loan period of 2 hours up to 1 week.

The loan period for reserve materials is designated by the course instructor.

Overdue reserve materials are charged at a rate of $2/hour.

Borrowing MSMU Materials

ItemBorrowing PeriodFineReplacement Fee

(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

(Doheny Campus) 

3 Weeks

25 cents/day

$10.50 +10


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 Access


Public access computers are currently distributed throughout the main floor of Coe Library - Chalon Campus. The CLAB on the 4th floor of the Coe Library is only available when there is not a class taking place.

There are also computers available in the 24-hour computer lab attached to the McCarthy Library - Doheny Campus, and an additional few computers on the 2nd floor in the Cultural Fluency Center.

Library 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 Media Center, the 24-hour computer labs, and other OIT administered labs on both campuses.

  • Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library

    Chalon Campus
    Phone: 310.954.4370

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-10pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 9am-5pm
    Sunday: 10am-10pm

  • J. Thomas McCarthy Library

    Doheny Campus
    Phone: 213.477.2750

    Monday-Thursday: 8am-9pm
    Friday: 8am-4:30pm
    Saturday: 8am-9pm
    Sunday: 8am-9pm