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Teaching in the Time of COVID19: Accessible Resources

Checking Out and Returning Books

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 through our exterior book drop any time the library is closed.

Students are encouraged to return their physical items when they move off campus, either at the end of campus or if they choose to leave campus to work from home for the rest of the year.

We waived student late fees until the beginning of the fall 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

Arielle Baquol, Circulation & Reserves Manager


InterLibrary Loan Options

While the college is focusing on hybridizing classes, the library will be accepting requests for both digital and physical items. We anticipate increased wait times for physical requests due to limitations on staff in the library and mail room. 

For any questions, please contact Lisa Russell at

Off-Campus Access for E-Resources

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.

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 "") 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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