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Mount Saint Mary's University Libraries

Alums & Visitors

Library Access

 

Alums

A current, valid, MSMU Alum ID Card will allow you entrance to the libraries.

Get an Alum ID Card


The MSMU Libraries are not open to the public.

All other visitors must be accompanied or sponsored by a current MSMU community member and present a valid photo ID to obtain the appropriate pass or card to enter the libraries.

What is considered a valid photo ID?

An unexpired government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, passport, or other photo identity card.

 

Access for MSMU Affiliates

 

The MSMU Libraries are not open to the public.

All guests must be sponsored by a current MSMU faculty member or administrator and/or identified by Access Services Staff at the Circulation Desk at either campus.

  • Religious Affiliates, Visiting Professors, and Sponsored Guests: Have your MSMU Sponsor (faculty member or administrator) email the library to be established as an approved affiliate. Approved affiliates will need to present a government-issued ID to obtain their limited-term library card.
  • LINK+ Pick-Up & Visiting Patron Program: Non-MSMU users who requested a LINK+ book can pick up their books by presenting a government-issued ID card and the library card from the participating institution.
  • SCELC Faculty: Limited-term access to the libraries is available by bringing a SCELC application signed by your home institution and a government-issued ID.

Access for Visitors

 

The MSMU Libraries are not open to the public.

All guests must be sponsored by a current MSMU community member and/or identified by Access Services Staff at the Circulation Desk at either campus.

  • Guests of MSMU students: (up to 2 guests) must be accompanied by the student at all times.
  • Guests of MSMU staff or faculty: MSMU faculty and staff can request a 1-day visitor pass at the Circulation Desk for guests who are 18 years or older.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. An adult must supervise the children's use of library equipment and resources and must remain with the children at all times.
  • Other Sponsored Guests: See Access for MSMU Affiliates above for access requirements.

1-Day Visitor Pass

  • 1-Day Visitor Pass will be issued to approved, sponsored guests at the library Circulation Desk.
  • Any family member 18 years of age and older must also produce a valid photo ID.
  • This pass expires at library closing time on the day issued.
  • This pass does not include borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, study room access, or 24-hour computer lab access.
  • This pass is only valid at the issuing library (either Coe Library or McCarthy Library) it is not transferrable.

 

 

 

Wireless Access

 

Connect to MSMULA Guest

Visitors may log in to the MSMULA Guest SSID network by following the instructions provided at the Circulation Desk at either campus. You will be prompted to register with guest credentials.

Connect to eduroam

Visitors from participating eduroam institutions can securely access and connect to MSMU’s wireless internet by connecting to the eduroam network on both Chalon and Doheny campuses using their home institution’s credentials. 

Refer to the Information Technology Resources page for more information on wifi access.

MSMU alumnae and library volunteer working and posing in the library stacks

Library Privileges

 

Privileges for MSMU Alums

 

Alums who wish to use the MSMU Libraries must have an Alum ID Card issued by the Alumnae Association.

The Alum ID Card permits:

  • In-person use of the library
  • Ability to check out regular print books owned by MSMU Libraries
  • Reference assistance during normal business hours
  • Computer access at both campuses during normal business hours

Note: Alums do not have off-campus access to the libraries' databases due to licensing restrictions.

 

Privileges for MSMU Affiliates


Limited-Term Library Card Privileges:
  • Limited-term library cards will be issued to approved, sponsored guests at the library Circulation Desk.
  • MSMU Affiliates must produce a valid photo ID to obtain the limited-term library card.
  • This pass expires one year from the date issued.
  • This pass does not include interlibrary loan privileges, study room access, or 24-hour computer lab access.

 

Privileges for Visitors

 

  • Visitors and guests may access the MSMULA Guest Wireless.
  • If visitors are approved, sponsored guests they may be eligible for a limited-term MSMU library card. Please see Privileges for MSMU Affiliates if you are a sponsored guest.

 

Group of alums posing in front of the view at Chalon campus, Homecoming 2018