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Coronavirus Updates: Click here for the status of library operations and how to access resources & services remotely

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.

Currently, the library is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Online reference chat is available from 9 am - 9 pm Monday - Friday and will continue to be available during the closure

The library is currently NOT accepting new room reservations

Questions? E-mail us at:, or text: (443) 399-2123

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.

Introduction to Distance Learning @ Morgan

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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


As of Wednesday, March 11th, all classes through Friday, March 13th, have been cancelled. After Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23rd, all classes will be held online through Canvas for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester.


While there have been confirmed cases in the state of Maryland, no cases have currently been reported at Morgan State University.

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