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McGraw-Page Library: Library's COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 - Library Response


The McGraw-Page Library building is now open to members of the R-MC community. The building is newly fobbed, so you will need a fob or proximity ID card to enter the building. Our hours can be found at https://library.rmc.edu/library/hours.

Ebooks, ejournals, streaming videos, and other materials continue to be available through searches on the Library’s homepage

Please see the Randolph-Macon College Protect the Hive site for more information.

 

Updated on September 3rd, 2020

Library's COVID-19 Response

Building Access

The McGraw-Page Library building is now open to members of the R-MC community. The building is newly fobbed, so you will need a fob or proximity ID card to enter the building. Our hours can be found at https://library.rmc.edu/library/hours. Although you are welcome to come to the Library to browse our collections, you can still place a hold for books or DVDs through the catalog and you will receive an email when your item is available for pick-up (learn how).

Face coverings are required at ALL times in the Library building, including in study rooms, and 6ft of physical distance should be maintained between people using the building. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available throughout the building.

 

Requesting Materials, Document Delivery, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan continues to supply materials from other libraries. Requests for articles or book chapters can be readily filled. Many libraries around the country are still limiting shipping and receiving physical materials such as books and DVDs, and many continue to be short staffed. Due to these issues, as well as a quarantine period of 3 days once materials are received, please expect some delays.  Materials can be requested via Tipasa. From the library catalog and most databases, follow the options to "Request via Interlibrary Loan." 

 

Course Reserves & Online Learning

All course reserves are being made available electronically, no physical materials are on reserve. If physical materials previously placed on reserve need to be made available electronically for a course, please contact Luke Haushalter to discuss what options are available.

If you need help with Zoom, Canvas, or other technologies to support online learning, please visit R-MC Resources for Online/Hybrid/In-Person Learning During COVID-19.

 

Electronic Resources and Off-Campus Access to Materials

The Library is working hard to maintain access to our electronic resources at all times. If you have trouble accessing any of our resources, try using the Chrome internet browser. If this does not resolve your issue, please email library@rmc.edu and we will troubleshoot your specific problem. Please include as much information in your email as possible.

  • You can search for just the ebooks provided by the McGraw-Page Library using the eBooks tab on the Library homepage: https://library.rmc.edu.
  • You can browse specific collections of ebooks
  • Databases that search our electronic journals can be found using the Databases tab of the Library website.
  • If you use the VPN for other R-MC work, you will need to disconnect from the VPN before using the library research databases. Learn more.

 

Due Dates, Renewals, and Fines

The McGraw-Page Library has returned to regular borrowing policies for students, faculty, and staff, as outlined on our Borrowing and Renewing page. However the Library building is only open to current students, faculty, and staff at this time. See Building Access (above).

 

If you have materials to return:

  • Return materials through the book drop located in the vestibule of the McGraw-Page Library building (if you are local).
  • Return materials via USPS to this address:

McGraw-Page Library
Randolph-Macon College
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005

If neither of these solutions works for you, please contact us at library@rmc.edu to make arrangements.

 

Instructional Design and Technology

Instructional design and technology resources and support are being provided remotely during this time. 

 

Research Assistance

Research assistance is still available for student and faculty research.

  • Research Guides provide immediate access to the top databases and resources for a specific major, department, or program.
  • Research librarians are still available to support student and faculty research. Librarians are available via email, chat, and phone, and video consultations can be arranged using Zoom or other technologies if preferred. Please contact your subject librarian to schedule an appointment.
  • Tutorials covering some introductory research tasks are also available.

 

Information Literacy Instruction

Information literacy instruction is still available using a variety of methods, such as live class collaborations via Zoom, flipped instruction, or pre-recorded demonstrations.  Please contact your subject librarian to determine what would be most appropriate for your class.

 

Streaming Video

Streaming video and other multimedia resources are available through the Library website. These resources can be linked into Canvas as assignments or course materials or viewed by the R-MC community.

 

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections & Archives located in the McGraw-Page Library is currently closed to researchers and visitors. We may be able to provide some research assistance, depending upon the nature and extent of the request. Please email archives@rmc.edu with details regarding your research request.