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Library Basic Training

Library Basic Training Fall 2020

Meet the Librarians at Maryville College's Lamar Memorial Library

Welcome to Maryville College from of all us who work in the Lamar Memorial Library! The librarians are always available to answer your questions and help you find information. Watch this video to meet each of us and learn how we can help you.  Run Time: 4:25

Lamar Memorial Library Welcome Fall 2020

The library offers many services and resources to support students.  Watch this video for an introduction to the library, and think about how you might use the library to help you succeed at Maryville College.  Run Time: 5:31

Lamar Memorial Library Use Guidelines during COVID-19 Pandemic

To help keep everyone safer, the information commons space in the Thaw Hall library will be open for individual study only in scheduled 2-hour study sessions.  Watch this video to learn what to expect -- and what we expect of you -- when using library spaces in Fall Semester 2020.  Run time: 2:07

How to Reserve a Library Study Space

You can reserve a spot in advance for any of the library's scheduled study sessions.  Watch this video to learn how.  Run Time: 1:48

Instructions for Using Library Chat Services

The best way to ask a librarian a quick question is to use the library's online chat interface. Learn how by watching this video. Run time: 1:31

Instructions Making a Research Appointment

Sometimes your question is more complex, and you need a librarian to talk you through your research topic, your search strategy, or finding, evaluating, or citing your sources.  A research appointment, whether in person or via zoom, is the best option for working on a project with a librarian.  Learn how to make a research appointment with a librarian by watching this video.  Run time: 2:05

Instructions Logging In for Digital Resources

Most of the library's information resources are digital, and available from anywhere  you have an internet connection -- but to see them, you will need to let the provider know you are a member of the Maryville College community.  Watch this video to learn how to use your MC email and password to view digital books and articles.  Run time 1:28

Instructions Requesting Books & DVDs from the MC Library

Normally, you would be able to walk into the library, walk up to the book shelves, choose a book, and check it out.  The library's book shelves are closed in response to COVID-19 this Fall, but you can still borrow physical books and DVDs from the library.  Watch this video to learn how to request library materials and pick them up.  Run time: 0:53

Instructions Check your Maryville College Library Account

You can always check what you have borrowed from the library using the My Library Account link on the library's home page.  If your book or DVD is not overdue, you can renew it here, too.  Watch this video to learn how to check your library account.  Run Time: 1:03

Instructions for Interlibrary Loan

Sometimes the Lamar Memorial Library doesn't have the book or article you need.  Never fear -- and never pay for it online!  We can borrow the book or get a copy of the article for you from another library, for free.  Watch this video to learn how to request books and articles the library doesn't own through interlibrary loan services.  Run time 1:54