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COVID-19 Library Access

Hoover Library is currently CLOSED. Patrons can return items to the 24-hour drop-box located to the right of the main entrance.

To see the library's current plan for Fall 2020, please see our page Return to Hoover.

Please note that all updates and changes to the library plan will be tracked on the Return to Hoover page. For the overarching plan for McDaniel College, please visit Fall 2020: Return to the Hill

Faculty: Please see our page on Teaching in the time of COVID-19

Students: please see our page on Learning in the time of COVID-19


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Need Help with Library Research?

Our How to do Library Research guide can help you:

  • Select a research topic
  • Find resources on your topic
  • Evaluate resources
  • Cite sources

Article or Book not Available?

Sometimes you might need a book or article that isn't owned by the library. Did you know we can often get that item for you, free of charge? Interlibrary Loan or ILL is a service provided by the library where we will try to locate and order your materials for you, free of charge.

Here are some things to know about ILL:

  • Normal turnaround time for receipt of ILL books is about two weeks and about one week for articles.
  • During peak periods, backlogs may develop causing some delays. We recommend that needed materials be requested early in the semester for best results.
  • We will order any material you request for your research, however, most libraries won’t lend audio-visual materials, dissertations, reserve items, or reference materials.
  • You may request a book that is checked out, lost, or on reserve.

You can request articles and books through the Illiad system.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lisa Russell at (410) 857-2288 or at ill@mcdaniel.edu.

Still Need Help?

Search our FAQs. If you don't find an answer, submit your question via our online form. We will respond as soon as possible, within 24 hours Monday-Friday
Text us your question to (410) 346-5640
Call us at (410) 857-2284 or (410) 857-2281
Visit us at the Circulation Desk  or

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