Musselman Library is now open to the public. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated patrons and staff. Check the Library Hours page for hours of operation.
Library patrons with a College ID are able to request items from the library’s collection. Faculty, staff, and on-campus students can pick up requested items in the library, contact-free. All remote students should fill in your address in the comment section to have library books mailed to you remotely. Here’s how to do it:
Students studying off campus can submit requests for library-owned books or interlibrary loan books to be shipped to their home address. The books will be shipped to you with a pre-paid UPS return label. To request an individual chapter from a book, see the Requesting Musselman Library Book Chapters instructions.
Course reserves books will be an open collection this semester. These books are on a wooden bookcase on the Main Level, and students can use them without library staff assistance. Reserves books can be searched in MUSCAT Plus by clicking the Advanced Search button and choosing the Course Reserves limiter. From there, you can search by course name, professor name, or book title. Here's how the process works:
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This information was updated on 6/23/2021.
Since some students will not have physical access to the library, MUSCAT Plus can be used to request chapter scans of books in the Musselman Library collection. For copyright purposes we can't scan entire books, but scanning a chapter or two (up to 10% of the book) is acceptable. If you are studying from home and would like to borrow a library-owned book on an interlibrary loan book, see the Access to Physical Resources instructions.
Finding book chapter information
Many of the books in MUSCAT Plus have chapter information. Search MUSCAT Plus, click on a book's title, and look for a Contents section:
Requesting a book chapter scan
The following tutorials explain how to find and access different library resources from off campus.
Faculty, staff, and administrators will have to use the Duo Mobile two-factor authentication (2FA) app for the following library services when accessing from off-campus:
For help with Duo 2FA, contact IT at 717-337-7000 or email@example.com. Library staff are unable to assist with Duo issues. More information about Duo can be found at https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/information-technology/how-do-i/2fa.
Access to the library's subscription databases from off-campus must be authenticated through the EZProxy server. If you are creating links for students to access library resources to include in Moodle, use the link generator to properly construct the links. For help with creating persistent links that will work off-campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org.