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Library, Archives & Media Center Resources During Covid-19

Online Library Resources

All regular online resources are available: 

Online journals: search by title or browse by subject here.

Databases: browse by title or subject here.

Refer to our “Frequently Asked Questions” page for answers to common questions about online library resources.

Problems accessing online library resources? Email details to ask@smcm.libanswers.com.

Print Resources

To request physical materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) from SMCM collections, email ask@smcm.libanswers.com with the details. We will check materials out to your account and then ship materials to your home or campus address.

As of July 2020:

Placing holds via the USMAI Catalog is still not possible, but you can request any book held by a USMAI library via interlibrary loan (ILL) here

Upon receipt at the SMCM Library, requested items will be checked out to your account and then shipped to your home or (upon request) campus address.

Returns

  • Return all SMCM library, USMAI, and ILL items to the book drop located in the foyer of the Hilda C. Landers Library or mail them to: SMCM Library, 18952 East FIsher Road, St. Mary's City MD 20686.
  • Return all SMCM Media Center equipment to the Office of Public Safety.

Direct any questions to ask@smcm.libanswers.com.

Fines and overdue charges accrued during the pandemic will be waived.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Request articles via interlibrary loan (ILL) here.

Libraries nationwide are starting to reopen. Request books and book chapters via interlibrary loan (ILL) here but please be aware that requests may take longer than usual, and some may be impossible to fulfill at this time.

Upon receipt at the SMCM Library, requested items will be checked out to your account and then shipped to your home or (upon request) campus address.

ILL items that were on loan to St. Mary’s patrons prior to the pandemic were renewed, and fines and overdue charges will be waived.

Returns

  • Return all SMCM library, USMAI, and ILL items to the book drop located in the foyer of the Hilda C. Landers Library or mail them to: SMCM Library, 18952 East Fisher Road, St. Mary's City MD 20686.
  • Return all SMCM Media Center equipment to the Office of Public Safety.

Direct any questions about ILL to ask@smcm.libanswers.com.

Consultations

Librarians are available for consultation, research assistance, information literacy instruction, etc.: email ask@smcm.libanswers.com.

Media Center staff are available for equipment and production consultations, etc.: email mediacenter@smcm.edu.

The College Archivist is available for consultations and questions related to the College Archives: email Kent Randell at kdrandell@smcm.edu.

For classroom technology support, please submit a ticket through OIT’s Support page.

Ebooks part 1

We can purchase ebooks at faculty request if they are available through our provider: email ask@smcm.libanswers.com with details about the book, and we will do our best to purchase it as an ebook.

Access the following ebook collections through the Library's website to be authenticated as a Library patron.

Ebooks part 2

These are free ebook collections that can be accessed on the open web.