Beginning Monday, March 23, Hoover Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Virtual reference services (use the "ASK US" or "CHAT" button) will be available from 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday, 9 AM - 9 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 AM - 4 PM Friday. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please see our Hours page for current building availability. For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page Faculty: Please see our COVID-19 Library Access Students: Please see our COVID-19 Student Access page.
Teaching in the Time of COVID19: Accessible Instruction and Research Support Services
Teaching and research support information for the McDaniel Community.
Librarians at Hoover Library are committed to their shared role with the faculty in preparing students to engage in the academic research process. This continues regardless of whether our students are on campus or distance learning!
On-Demand Online Research Support
During the college closure, the library is offering both online instructional support and maintaining our regular hours of research support for students.
One-on-one research support services for students will resume on Monday, 3/23/20 during the library's normal reference hours. Students may chat, text, or send in a ticket and expect an immediate response. Students seeking assistance outside those hours can submit a dashboard ticket, which will be answered at the beginning of the next research help shift.
Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 9pm
Fri. 9am - 4pm
Sun. 1pm - 9pm
Scheduling Research Consultations
While the library is not offering in-person research consultations, students are encouraged to individually contact their librarians to schedule a phone- or video-conference consultation with them. The library staff will do everything they can to accommodate individual student technology needs and limitations.