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Continuity of Library Services

Information on getting library books, articles, and research help while campus is closed.

Contact a Librarian

What is the best way to reach a McQuade Librarian?

Phone: 978-837-5177 (Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-10pm; Friday, 9:00am-7pm; Sunday, 2:00pm-10:00pm)
Text: 978-228-2275 (Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-10pm; Friday, 9:00am-7pm; Sunday, 2:00pm-10:00pm)
Emailmcquade@merrimack.edu
Online Appointment: https://mcquade.youcanbook.me/

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Textbooks

What if I need help accessing a textbook?

Many textbook publishers have responded to this disruption by making their textbooks temporarily available online at no cost. If you don't have a textbook, you can create a free account on VitalSource  or RedShelf and search for the title you need. Users can "borrow" up to 7 titles at each site.

If the book is not available there, please email  mcquade@merrimack.edu 

We can work with faculty and/or students to get readings scanned if we can get a copy of the book, and we can try to purchase digital copies and provide links. If neither of these is possible, we can try to help faculty find content in our existing ebook, ejournal, and streaming media collections.

Online Resources

How can I access McQuade’s Library Resources online?

To access McQuade's online resources, it is best to find resources through the library's website.
Here off-campus users will be taken through the library's authentication/proxy system and be asked to enter their Merrimack username and password, the same you would use for MyMack or Blackboard. 

Off-campus login page for McQuade Library databases

If you have problems contact a librarian by emailing mcquade@merrimack.edu or if open, use the Chat box at the library's homepage or on most research guides.

Help!

What if I need help from a McQuade librarian on a research assignment?

McQuade Library offers Ask a Librarian and virtual research assistance services here.  Feel free to email a librarian or set up an appointment at https://mcquade.youcanbook.me/.  Once you set up an appointment, a librarian will reach out to you and figure out the best way to meet with you (via Zoom, Google Hangouts, phone call, etc.).

You can also Instant message chat with a McQuade librarian.  On the library’s homepage, enter your question in the chat box and a McQuade Librarian (not an automated bot) will respond in between the hours of 9:00am and 10pm at night, Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays.

Ebooks!

What ebooks can I access remotely?

The library has several ebook collections that can be used off-campus. 
Click the links below to search available titles. 
Email mcquade@merrimack.edu if you need help finding or accessing a book.

In this Covid-19 crisis, several are opening up parts of their collections for our use.  MACKsearch and the Library Catalog will list most of the ebooks available, but not these newest ones.  

Sites Providing Free Access to Textbooks and Other Books Not in Sites Above

Faculty Help

I am a faculty member and need help with a class I am teaching, or with research support. How can I get help?

Reach out to your library liaison and she will respond as quickly as possible to any email requests. Contact us with questions relating to options for online instruction offerings, library materials, or other ways the library can support the transition to online instruction. Visit our Linking to Resources page for info on how to link to library resources in Blackboard.

 

If you need help right away, chat with the librarian on duty via the library’s website or send an email to mcquade@merrimack.edu

Services for faculty are located at http://libguides.merrimack.edu/faculty_resources

Fines?

Will I be charged a fine for not returning materials during this time period?

All loans of McQuade Library materials (Books, DVDs, technology) are now due May 1, 2020**. McQuade Library does not charge fines.

**This due date could be pushed back as the situation unfolds, please check back to this page for future updates.

Streaminig Videos

What streaming videos can be accessed remotely?

McQuade Library provides streaming videos via several databases linked below.  When off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your Merrimack username and password.

 

Alexander Street Videos and Films on Demand titles are listed in the catalog with direct links.

Search the Kanopy site below for available titles available there..

 

To link to videos, look for Share > Permalink / Embed information that will lead to links or programming for embedding into a web page.
If your link is not working, look up the title in the Library Catalog (see below) and copy a link.

Or call the Research Center at x5177 or email a librarian at mcquade@merrimack.edu for some help.

Media Center

How do I contact the Media Center?

Please reach out to Kevin Salemme, Director of Media Instructional Services, at
salemmek@merrimack.edu

He is willing to work with faculty members and students to provide online media services, and help support the transition to online instruction.

Interlibrary Loan Services

Are interlibrary loan services available?

Interlibrary loan requests are challenging during this time.  We are still able to fill some requests; online form is here.  Due dates for ILL material will be adjusted as much as possible.  If you have a question about McQuade's interlibrary loan service please email circ@merrimack.edu  

Other Library's Resources

Can I access online resources from other libraries?

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Massachusetts can apply for an e-card from the Boston Public Library. The BPL has a wide variety of digital resources including ebooks and audiobooks, journals and newspapers, and streaming media.

apply for an e-card from the Boston Public Library