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Gordon B. Olson Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Last updated 4/7/20, 9:50 am

  • Library’s Hours: 
    -Although the library building is closed, all of the librarians are working from home. If you need help, please contact us. The best way to reach us is to send an e-mail to this address: 

  • Access to the following databases will be unavailable beginning Thursday, 4/9, at 2:00pm, and ending approximately two and a half hours later, at 4:30pm. The database provider needs to do system maintenance. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

    ArticleFirst ClasePeriodica GPO
    Medline (although you can access Medline through the NIH's PubMed) OAIster PapersFirst
    Proceedings WorldCat WorldCat Dissertations

  • The library will not be providing any services on Good Friday, the 10th of April. We will be providing services again on Monday morning, the 13th of April. Have a good (and safe) Easter Break!

  • We have a new service we’re calling Curbside Checkout:
    -If you wish to check out a book that is in our library’s collection, send an email to Jane la Plante: Please include your student ID number and the title(s) of the item(s) you wish to check out. Jane will contact you by email and set up a time for you to pick up the item(s) in the library’s entryway.

  • If you need to print documents: 
    -You can go to the atrium attached to the Administration Building or outside the Beaver Dam and use the printers there. A scanner is available in the Beaver Dam. 

  • Free Electronic Books and Articles

  • Accessing Library Services Remotely:
    -We invite students, faculty, and staff to use our services and resources remotely. This web page contains a quick reminder about how to do this.

  • Overdue Items, Fines, and Interlibrary Loan:
    -Please do send your loaned items back to us. If you can, you may return them through the U.S. mail or you can put them in the library's drop box that is located in the library's entryway.

    -As of 3/12/20, no overdue fines are being charged on loaned items. This is the case for both the library's own items AND interlibrary loan items.

    -If you see new fines that have accrued since 3/12/20 on your ODIN record, ignore them: we will take care of them when students return to campus. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jolene Nechiporenko:

    -The only kind of interlibrary loan requests our library can fulfill are those that are available full text (like articles, not books). Many libraries across the country are closed and/or are severely limiting their interlibrary loan work. If your request can’t be fulfilled electronically and in full text from another library, we won’t be able to fulfill it. For further information regarding interlibrary loan, please e-mail Jolene Nechiporenko:

  • Dr. Shirley's 4/3 (latest) Message to the Campus (Click here to go to page of earlier messages.)

  • MSU's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page

  • The library is trying out a new service called the Textbook Reserve Program . We were able to purchase a limited number of textbooks that are being used in classes this semester. See if the library has your textbook on Reserve! If it is on the list, come to the library -- you can check out the textbook for 2 hours and use it in the library.

  • Check out our February, 2020, New Books list! (pun intended)