Skip to Main Content
Coronavirus Updates: Click here for the status of library operations and how to access resources & services remotely
Did you know that you can access the New York Times with your Morgan Email?

Earl S. Richardson Library: Coronavirus Updates & Remote Resources

The Earl S Richardson Library is dedicated to continuing its services as fully as possible during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This webpage will be regularly updated with information about the availability of the library's services and how to access them remotely.



Status of Library Services

Building Access

The library building is currently open to Morgan students, faculty, and staff. ID  is required for entry. Social distancing in all library areas is encouraged.



Materials are available to borrow, renew, and return.


Computer Labs

Computer labs are open for study.


Davis Room Special Collections & Archives

The Davis Room special collections & archives are open during current library hours as shown on the main page.



Instruction sessions are available and may be scheduled through the library website.


Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are currently available.


Multimedia Department

The Multimedia Department is open Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, by reservation only. Appointments through the online booking system are required with at least 24 hours notice.


Reference Assistance

In person and online reference chat is available Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm.


Study Rooms

Study rooms are currently available for individual patrons.

Studying Remotely

All the library's databases and online resources are available off-campus. You will be asked to log in using the 14 digit number on the back of your BEARcard (it will begin 22058) - do not include the A's on either side of the number. If you do not have or are unable to locate your card, please contact the BEARcard office at (443) 885-4045 or

Academic Technology Services (ATS) are working to ensure that classes may be taught remotely through Canvas.

For further help using Canvas as a student, please visit the ATS Canvas Information for Students website.

Learn more @ the MSU Online Distance Education Resources guide

Teaching Remotely

Academic Technology Services (ATS) are working to ensure that classes may be taught remotely through Canvas.

ATS has published a guide to the Continuity of Operations for Instructional Technology for instructors using Canvas the first time to teach either in live or pre-recorded sessions.

For further help using Canvas as an instructor, please visit the ATS Canvas Information for Faculty/Staff website.

Staying Updated

University Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Morgan State University's response to the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be updated on the university website.

Special COVID-19 Resources

In response to the pandemic, many institutions & database vendors are opening some or all of their resources to public access. This list will continue to be expanded as we learn of new resources.

©2018 Morgan State University | 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, Maryland 21251 | 443-885-3333 | Privacy | Accessibility