For the health and safety of the UMBC community, the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery building, including the atrium and Retriever Learning Center, will be closed until further notice. For updates on reopening, please consult UMBC’s website: https://covid19.umbc.edu/ or the Library website, https://library.umbc.edu/.
Overdue fines WILL NOT accrue during this period while the physical campus is closed. Please keep any books or equipment in your possession until we reopen. Do not leave items outside of the library. You are responsible for all items checked out to you until they are returned to a service desk upon the Library reopening.
We are available to assist you with your research during this time! You may schedule an online appointment with a reference librarian on our website: https://library.umbc.edu/makearesearchappt.
Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., click “Ask a Librarian” to chat with a reference librarian online at https://library.umbc.edu/researchhelp.
If a librarian is not available to chat, send us a message and we will respond by email as soon as we can. You may email a reference librarian directly by visiting https://library.umbc.edu/email.php.
Special Collections staff are available to assist researchers by email at email@example.com.
Our electronic resources are always available at https://library.umbc.edu/finddatabases.
Looking for media? Check out this guide to help you locate streaming versions for your class: https//lib.guides,umbc.edu/streaming.
Many library vendors are making select online licensed content available for free or modified terms during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://tinyurl.com/vendorsupportedaccess and https://bit.ly/vendor_access.
The Internet Archive has also made available the National Emergency Library, "a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed."
Interlibrary Loan is operating at a reduced level, but may be able to provide article or chapter scans from our databases and e-journals, as well as from databases and e-journals from our resource sharing partners. Although we are not able to scan items from UMBC's print collections, we may be able to locate them for you online or from a vendor. Complete a request form on our website, https://umbc.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, we are not able to provide access to physical course reserve items or book or media items on hold. Please monitor the Library's web page for updates on these services.
If you have other questions, please contact us at email@example.com.