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Library Services

Library Services during COVID-19

At this time in-person services at the Sherman Cohn Library are not available due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). However, online library services are available and the Library's online learning site is available 24/7. Library staff is available for library services Monday - Friday from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, and can assist with using the virtual library. At select times library staff are available to fulfill Contactless Circulation requests.

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Contactless Circulation

Students, faculty, and staff may make a request by completing the Contactless Circulation Request Form. Requested items that are available in the library's catalog will be checked out to the requesting patron and secured in an exterior lockbox at the side of the library. Requests are fulfilled in the order they are received and confirmed to MUIH emails with a lockbox ID and combination. The items are then secured and ready for contactless pickup for up to 4 days from when the confirmation email is sent. Return or renew (up to 2x as long as a Circ. (circulation) Hold is not placed on the item) by the due dates to avoid accruing late fines. Please note the following service is conditional upon library staff availability, lockbox availability, and collection availability.

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Electronic Resource Access

Electronic resources are listed on the Library's Research Tools webpage. The only individuals who may access electronic subscription resources off-campus are those currently matriculating with MUIH. Students and faculty will find information to support their academic and professional needs by selecting the resource list for their subject discipline.

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Instructional Guides

The Library maintains instructional guides on selected topics. Some of these guides are in electronic format as a PDF on the Library’s Research Tools webpage linked as Sherman Cohn Library's Step by Step Guides.

The Library's Canvas Site is accessible to all faculty and to students working towards a certificate, masters, or doctoral degree, as well as to those with advanced special status. Use your Canvas login to experience this virtual library site that features a Get Started section, Ask a Librarian module, and other learning modules. 

The Library also has a YouTube page. Interested parties can subscribe and view the latest videos or Library playlists.

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Reference Assistance

Simple, factual questions can be answered by the Library Desk staff. At select times a Reference Librarian is available to provide assistance with more complex queries. Contact us.

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Suggest a Purchase

Anyone may use the library’s “Resource Suggestion Form” to suggest a purchase. 

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Virtual Library Assistance

Library/Information Desk staffers are available to assist users virtually with using the digital library. General assistance and simple reference assistance are provided at this point in service. Complex reference questions and research questions are best suited with an appointment with the Reference Librarian. Contact us.

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Virtual Library Orientation

Students, faculty, and staff can schedule a virtual orientation to review how to access and use our digital resources. Contact us.

Research Assistance

A Reference Librarian is available by appointment to virtually meet with students and faculty who need assistance with database selection, formulating searches and strategies, and conducting research. Appointments are an hour in duration. Time permitting, staff and alumni may also receive this type of assistance on occasion. Help with writing papers is not provided, please contact your program advisor for more information with receiving further assistance.

Reserve an hour with a Librarian and be prepared to upload any assignments or relevant information associated with the appointment you are reserving. Our Librarians strive to serve you in a focused and efficient manner, which is best achieved when we can prepare for the appointment with you ahead of time.

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