Full-time faculty members can check books out for up to 1 year at a time, and adjunct faculty can check out books for up to 3 months at a time. A McDaniel College ID card is required to check books and other materials out from the library. Faculty can renew books online or in person. Materials can be returned at the circulation desk when the library is open or through our exterior book drop any time the library is closed.
Students are encouraged to return their physical items when they move off campus, unless they need them for end-of-year projects; in these instances, we request that they mail them back as is possible.
We are waiving student late fees until the end of the semester, at which point students will need to return any materials they have checked out. Students who wish to renew their borrowed items may contact Peggy Klinge at email@example.com.
While the college is focusing on online classes, the library will not be accepting requests for physical items that would need to be processed through the library, but is still open for requests of digital resources. Students are encouraged to return physical materials when they move off campus, or they may mail them to the library by the end of the semester.
For any questions, please contact Lisa Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-campus access to the library’s online resources - including databases, journals, and ebooks - is available to McDaniel College students, faculty, and staff only. Click on the off-campus access link to access the Library’s E-resources. There have been questions related to using personal streaming subscriptions such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu for instruction. These companies do not provide any sort of institutional access subscription, so there is no way for us to make those services available.
Many publishers and vendors have expanded access to their materials during the crisis. We have a file here: https://hoover2.mcdaniel.edu:2443/login?url=https://iammcdaniel-my.sharepoint.com/:x:/g/personal/dbrennan_mcdaniel_edu/EaxliIgDOZZJutL6bN4slWsBdWdbP6HqjnedoEz3iM9fwg?e=CWJC5Y that shows the vendors/publishers we have been working with currently and the status of our setup to access them. This list will be maintained throughout the crisis. Resources highlighted in green are currently enabled. Access to these resources will work as follows:
Note for all of these that the expiration dates may change, and we’ll try to keep up with that –depends on the vendor.
Please coordinate with the library if you are seeking to provide temporary access to a database - we need to set up the links so that they work properly off-campus.
Important note about links:
Only use links on the library databases list or catalog to get into things off campus. If you are on campus, a straight link to a database like Drama Online (i.e. if you just typed in "dramaonline.com") would work, since you would be internal, and the vendor recognizes our IP.
When you are off campus a site thinks you are not part of McDaniel. When you use the library-supplied link, it passes through the library proxy and translates your address to one of ours, and voila, you are recognized.
This is the same for *every* library resource. It is better to just *never* use any links but those supplied by the library , which will work properly anywhere.
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