Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Update on Library Services for Fall 2020
July 10, 2020
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery will provide virtual and contactless services for the Fall 2020 semester. The Library and Gallery building will remain closed to users to ensure the safety of our staff and community.
We have been offering since closure March 13:
A robust collection of electronic resources, including ebooks, databases, journals, research guides, and more, all available from your device. Get started here: https://library.umbc.edu/researchhelp.php
Providing electronic Course Reserves, with scans of book chapters, journal articles, and archival materials from UMBC Library collections. For information on how to submit your requests via Blackboard visit: https://library.umbc.edu/reserves/
We’ve added a Virtual Study Room where you can work alongside fellow Retrievers for a focused study environment: https://lib.guides.umbc.edu/virtualstudyroom
Beginning July 20:
Scanning of book chapters, journal articles, and archival materials from UMBC library collections, as well as purchasing individual journal articles, all for electronic delivery. Submit your request via Interlibrary Loan: https://umbc.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html. Chapter and article delivery from partner libraries may vary as conditions change.
Beginning August 17:
Contactless checkout and return of books and media, including physical library materials from UMBC and, to as great an extent as possible, from our library partners in the University of Maryland System. Details forthcoming at https://library.umbc.edu/circulation#borrow. Interlibrary borrowing for books and media from partners outside of USM will resume as conditions permit. Click here for a map of book return bin locations on campus.
Contactless checkout and return of digital media equipment, laptops, and accessories. Details forthcoming at https://library.umbc.edu/circulation#borrow.
Virtual information literacy and library instruction sessions and research workshops. Contact the subject librarian for your department to submit a request: https://library.umbc.edu/makearesearchappt