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Electronic Course Reserve Lending


While the main McCain Library space is closed this fall [exception: the separately accessible G11 computer lab], McCain Library staff are offering a number of options for students, faculty, and staff wishing to retrieve, both physically and electronically, materials from the library. We hope you will keep this mind as you study, do research, or work to complete assignments during this unusual semester.

Physical Grab & GoFor anyone living near campus this fall, physical items (books, DVDs, and/or media equipment), excluding course reserves, are available for pickup during the following Grab & Go hours. For more information concerning how to place a Grab & Go hold, click here.

Course ReservesThe library staff is also doing our best to make as many textbooks as possible accessible as eBooks through our Course Reserves system (click here to search for needed items). If the library only owns a physical copy of the reserve book, we are able to scan and share sections of the book electronically in two-hour increments (as happens when services are functioning normally in-person). Please email accessservice@agnesscott.edu to request electronic access to print reserves. If a needed title is not found in our Course Reserves system, please let us know, and we will explore ordering options.

Electronic Lending of Any Physical Books in McCainThe library has a new process for scanning and sharing physical books using “controlled digital lending,” a process that allows us to adhere to copyright and fair use laws while still making these materials available to anyone within the campus community, regardless of where they are living this fall. To request a physical book owned by the library, complete the “Request a Book” form on the library’s interlibrary loan page. For more information concerning how to search our WorldCat catalog, visit this link

If you have questions about any of the above services, please email library@agnesscott.edu or phone 404-471-6094 during business hours. Many thanks for helping us serve students at a distance this fall. Be well!

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