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

Library's COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 - Library Response

The McGraw-Page Library building is closed effective Monday, March 16. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our ebooks, ejournals, streaming videos, and other materials continue to be available through searches on the Library’s homepage

The official Randolph-Macon College response to COVID-19 can be found here.


Updated on June 4, 2020

General Inquires

For general inquiries about library services and resources, please contact:


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Library's COVID-19 Response

Building Access

The McGraw-Page Library building is closed, and students, faculty, and staff on-campus are not currently being granted access to the physical space for any reason. We encourage members of the R-MC community to search our catalog for electronic resources that can serve as alternatives to our print holdings. If print materials are needed from the McGraw-Page Library, please place a hold through the catalog and you will receive an email when your item is available for pick-up (learn how).


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

Interlibrary loan is continuing to function on a limited basis. Most libraries around the country have stopped shipping and receiving physical materials such as books and DVDs, and so only article requests or book chapter requests can be filled at this time. Materials can be requested via Tipasa. From the library catalog and most databases, follow the options to "Request via Interlibrary Loan." If you request a book, please the specify chapters you need.


Course Reserves

Physical course reserves cannot currently be accessed from the McGraw-Page Library building. If physical reserves need to be made electronically available for a course, please contact Luke Haushalter to discuss what options are available.


Electronic Resources and Off-Campus Access to Materials

The Library is working hard to maintain access to our electronic resources during this time. If you have trouble accessing any of our resources, try using the Chrome internet browser. If this does not resolve your issue, please email 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:
  • 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 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

Due dates have been automatically updated in Library accounts wherever possible. Regardless of the date that appears in your library account, the due dates below apply, and all fines and fees have been waived. If you receive a notice of a fine or fee, it was sent in error; please email to have it removed from your account.

  • All materials currently checked out through interlibrary loan are now due October 1.
  • Equipment checked out from the McGraw-Page Library is due June 1.
  • All popular (POP) books and DVDs are now due September 15.
  • All non-POP books checked out to R-MC students are due September 15.
  • All non-POP books checked out to R-MC faculty are due June 1, 2021.

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 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 reseachers and visitors. We may be able to provide some research assistance, depending upon the nature and extent of the request. Please email with details regarding your research request.