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This guide collects information and resources related to the University Libraries services and resources while the university is affected by COVID-19

Current Operating Status

LIBRARY MATERIALS CURBSIDE PICKUP REQUEST

USA Libraries’ online collections are available 24/7 while the libraries are closed. USA students, faculty, staff, and retirees can request materials from the print collections by filling out this request form. The Marx Library will serve as the distribution point for all library materials.

University Libraries Hours for Fall 2020 

Please visit the libraries’ websites for more information and for special hours and closings.

All hours are subject to change in response to health and safety needs.

 

Marx Library https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/library/

The Learning Commons is open for students, faculty and staff.

Students will be asked to vacate the Learning Commons twice a day to allow staff to sanitize the area. This will take approximately 30 minutes. Refer to the Marx Library Covid-19 FAQ for times.

For more information, check out our super informative Marx Library Covid-19 FAQ!
 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday - 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Online Reference Services via Zoom and chat: 

Monday - Thursday - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday - 1:00pm - 9:00 pm


 

Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library https://www.southalabama.edu/libraries/mccallarchives/

Open to USA students, faculty and staff by appointment only 8:00 AM - NOON.

Call 251-341-3900 or email mccalllib@southalabama.edu

Online Reference service - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - contact mccalllib@southalabama.edu

 

Baugh Biomedical Library  https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/biomedicallibrary/

Open to students in College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Professions, and Harrison School of Pharmacy

Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Closed 1:00 - 2:00 pm for cleaning)

 

Online Reference Services via chat:

Monday - Friday - 9:00 AM - NOON and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Mitchell Learning Resource Center https://www.southalabama.edu/univlib/mcob/

Regular Hours for Fall 2020 (August 17 – November 20)

 

Mon- Thurs 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Closed 12:00 – 1:00 for cleaning)

Fri 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sun 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (starting Sept 13)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All events/meetings scheduled in the University Libraries buildings are canceled until further notice.

All overdue fines/fees will be suspended until further notice.

The USA Libraries are here to help! Check out our electronic and remote services.

  • Online resources. Databases, ebooks, streaming media, and course guides can be accessed from off campus with your Jag Number and JagNet password.
  • Research consultations. Contact your liaison librarian (Marx, McCall, MCOB, or Biomedical Library) to get personalized help on your projects. We can work with you through email, chat, or Zoom.
  • Reference chat. Reference help will be available via the chat boxes farther down on this page during the reference hours listed.
     
  • Interlibrary loan. ILL Requests will be accepted and processed by Biomedical Library ILL and Marx Library ILL

    Biomedical Library ILL will answer questions concerning the ILL requests for faculty and students of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions.   

    Marx Library ILL will answer questions concerning ILL requests for the faculty and students of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Engineering, School of Computing and USA Administration.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or to let us know how we can help during this challenging time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can students and faculty access library materials?

USA Libraries’ online collections are available 24/7 while the libraries are closed. USA students, faculty, staff, and retirees can request materials from the print collections by filling out this request form. The Marx Library will serve as the distribution point for all library materials.

When will libraries be open for studying?

Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library will reopen to students in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and Harrison School of Pharmacy, as well as to JagVets, when the College of Medicine classes resume August 3, 2020. Hours are listed on the Biomedical Library website. Marx and MCOB Libraries will open to USA students, faculty, and staff August 17, 2020.  Please see above for current hours.

How will students access library materials this fall?

USA Libraries’ online collections are available 24/7. When fall classes resume, library employees will pull print materials for check out and patron use. 

How can students take proctored exams using ProctorU, RPNow, and Respondus Lockdown?

The Marx Library is offering three workstations for students who needs to take proctored exams and do not have the necessary hardware/software.  These workstations have all the necessary software for students to use all university supported proctoring platforms: ProctorU, RPNow, and Respondus Lockdown.  Marx Library will only supply the workstation and WILL NOT assist with proctoring.

Workstations must be reserved 24 hours in advance using this Google form.

Webcams are also available for check out if video proctoring is required. 

 

How are the University Libraries doing? Tell us what you think!

For information about university operations, click here: https://www.southalabama.edu/coronavirus/

For information about the University of South Alabama reopening plan, click here: https://www.southalabama.edu/reopening/

Contact Us - Marx Library

Marx Library

The Marx Library will be closed until August 17th, when it will reopen to USA students, faculty, and staff. Assistance is available now via email and chat.

Reference hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8AM - 9PM
Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sat: 9AM - 4PM
Sun: 1PM - 9M

Email: webref@southalabama.edu 

Contact Us - MCOB Business Library

MCOB Business Library

The MCOB Business Library will be closed until August 17th, when it will reopen to USA students, faculty, and staff. Assistance is available now via email and chat.

Reference hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8AM - 10PM
Fri: 8AM - 5PM
Sun: 1PM - 10PM

Email: buscirc@southalabama.edu

Contact Us - Biomedical Library

Biomedical Library

Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library will reopen to students in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, as well as to JagVets, when the College of Medicine classes resume August 3, 2020.

Building hours

Chat reference hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 12PM; 1PM - 4PM

Email: medlib@southalabama.edu

Send us an email at medlib@southalabama.edu or chat during reference hours.

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Contact Us - McCall Library

McCall Library

The McCall Library will be closed until further notice. Assistance is available via email.

Reference hours:

Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM

Email: mccalllib@southalabama.edu