Celebrate National Library Week with McDermott Library Librarians and Support Staff


Working remotely from home has created some opportunities for the Eugene McDermott Library to assist you. The week of April 19-25 is National Library Week, and we hope you will visit the Library virtually until we can reopen our doors.

Visit the library homepage to chat with a McDermott librarian. The chat button can be found on the right side of your screen, and our librarians can help you with just about anything library-related or point you in the right direction if we’re not able to answer it directly. The service is open most weekdays and early evenings and is a way to discuss your information needs with a professional. Frequently, we demonstrate how to gain access to articles, relevant journal databases and statistical sources, streaming media and electronic texts of books.

Many times, we can connect you to materials that are in print within the library walls by connecting to the Hathitrust database. The Hathitrust is providing emergency access to nearly 50 percent of our print titles using its Login feature while McDermott Library is closed.

If the scholarly title you need can be purchased in an electronic format at a reasonable cost, we are working to deliver it to you within the hour during the weekday. The Suggest a Title form would be your first stop. Some new books are not available in electronic format, but many are.

If you need an article or book chapter, our Interlibrary Loan Service will assist in delivering it to your electronic mailbox too.

If you need a break from your studies, find an audiobook in our Overdrive collection. What about learning a new language? Check out the Mango database. And the ArtStor and Naxos databases will connect you to art and music.

While we miss seeing you every day, you can also schedule a video consultation session with us.

We are disappointed that our regular activities are not available during this National Library Week, but please find our services when you need assistance. And stay well!

Page Last Updated: May 13, 2020