Musselman Library is full of people and resources to make sure that you have a smooth transition to Gettysburg College and can make the most of the library. This guide is intended to give you a quick overview of some essential pieces of information based on questions from previous international students.
Of course, we can't cover everything that you'll need for the next four years in one guide. Please ask for help whenever you need it. Everyone in the library, from librarians to student library workers, is ready to help.
Go to the Research Help Desk for questions about:
There are a lot of ways to contact the Research Help Desk. We're open Monday-Thursday 9 AM-5 PM, 6-10 PM, Friday 9 AM-3 PM, and Sunday 6-10 PM. Stop by in person, email us at email@example.com, text us (717-473-4532), or ask in the chatbox on our library webpages and many databases.
We're also happy to sit down and meet with you for a longer period of time about using the library and research. Just request a research appointment with a librarian by completing our form.
Even if the Research Help Desk isn't open, you can always search to see if your question has already be asked by clicking the green "Ask us" button on our webpages. (Try clicking on it to your far left.)
Contact the Check Out & Reserves desk attendant for questions about:
You can reach them in person on the main level or by phone at (717) 337-7024.
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Libraries use a lot of language that can be confusing. For example, what is the difference between Reference and Circulation? And, what do people mean when they say something is in "the stacks"?