Welcome to the all online environment! The Library has many ways to provide research assistance and other help during the emergency and there are some things you should know:
THE BAD NEWS
The library building is closed, no one allowed in or out, including the atrium and RLC. This means no books, reserves, media, laptops, or DML equipment is available for check-out, and USMAI borrowing and Interlibrary Loan are not operating.
THE GOOD NEWS
For information about library services currently available please see https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/library/posts/91400.
We request that you hold on to all Library materials for the time being. Fines and fees for currently checked-out material are suspended for the duration. Automatic messages may still go out, so if you are worried about an item being overdue, email the Circulation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference staff are available in chat from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Look for the “Ask a Librarian” box at the edges of the library homepage. Questions asked before or after chat hours will be answered by email.
Online research appointments are available and can be scheduled on the Library webpage: Research Help > Make an Online Appointment.