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Library Tour

Welcome to our virtual tour of Musselman Library's spaces, collections, and people!

These five videos and the resources listed below will introduce some things worth knowing about the library's layout and how it works.

If you have any questions along, the way don't hesitate to email us at

1: Welcome to Musselman Library!

2. Checking out materials and getting research help

3. Learning about different library collections

4. Visiting Special Collections & College Archives

5. Wrapping up


As mentioned in the virtual tour, you can request items from the library’s collection and pick them up contact-free! Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find the book or DVD you want using MUSCAT Plus.
  2. Sign in to your library account (your Gettysburg College username and password).
  3. Click the “Request” button.
  4. Wait to receive an email saying that the item(s) are ready for pick up.
  5. Your items will be in a bag, marked with your name, on a designated shelf. ITEMS WILL ALREADY BE CHECKED OUT TO YOU.
  6. When you are ready to return the items, please use the book drop on the Stine Lake side of the library.

Questions?  Email or

Searching Muscat Plus (our library catalog)

To walk you through how to use MUSCAT Plus to find different kinds of materials in the library, here are three short tutorials:

Getting Research Help

Remember, there are friendly people at Musselman Library who are eager to assist you. If you have any questions, all you have to do is ask!

Watch the short video below on the many ways to ask for help, or use the links below.

Research help contact information
Schedule individual consultation
Research guides for classes and departments
  • Use subject specific research guides to find research tool recommendations
  • If your class meets with a librarian, there may be a course guide created for your individual class linked on the relevant subject guide
Research 101