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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 building is open during limited hours

Tuesday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm

for Morgan students, staff, faculty only

Questions? E-mail us at: library.reference@morgan.edu, or text: (443) 399-2123

Status of Library Services

Building Access

The library building is currently open to Morgan students, faculty, and staff. ID and mask are required for entry. Social distancing in all library areas will be enforced.

 

Circulation

Materials are available to borrow, renew, and return using the self-checkout machines. For assistance, speak to a staff member.

 

Computer Labs

Computer labs are open for study but not available for class reservations.

 

Davis Room Special Collections & Archives

The Davis Room special collections & archives are open during current library hours Tuesday - Thursday. Appointments are required.

 

Instruction

All instruction sessions will be carried out online and may be scheduled through the library website.

 

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are currently unavailable.

 

Multimedia Department

The Multimedia Department is open Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm by reservation only. Appointments through the online booking system are required with at least 24 hours notice.

 

Reference Assistance

Online reference chat is available Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm.

 

Study Rooms

Study rooms are currently unavailable.

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 bearcard@morgan.edu.

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.

All Fall 2020 courses will be conducted online ONLY.

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.

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