Mercy College Libraries is committed to providing services as much as possible. The Libraries are open to Mercy College students, faculty, and staff.
Fall 2020 Library Services are available to support students and faculty throughout the semester.
Please check periodically for updates. We are here to help!
About the Libraries
The Mercy College libraries serve students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College. The main library at the Dobbs Ferry campus houses the majority of print collections with supplemental collections at the Bronx and Manhattan branch campus libraries. Items can be shipped to the campus of your choice. All library facilities afford space for collaborative or concentrated learning and easy accessibility to library holdings and services. Librarians are available to provide virtual research assistance, consultations and information literacy instruction.
Availability of research assistance and other services (hours) may vary by campus, so call your home campus for specific information.
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The Libraries are fully operational with modifications to help keep the College community safe in response to the recent public health emergency.
Can I sit in the library?
Seating areas in the library have been reduced for patron safety, and to adhere to mandated social distancing requirements.
Can I drop in to ask a reference question?
To limit face-to-face interactions, we strongly encourage you to use our virtual reference services that include - Live Chat, E-mail (RefQ), Zoom, and Phone/Text.
Will I be able to access the stacks to borrow books?
The book stacks are closed at all of the campus libraries, but a library staff member will retrieve any needed books and materials for you. Returned books will be quarantined for 3 days. Ask for assistance at the Circulation desk.
How can I access books & other materials on Reserve?
Request materials at the Circulation desk. Reserve materials will go out once, and be quarantined for 3 days.
What technology equipment will I be able to borrow?
Laptops will be loaned for the entire day and are due back one hour before the library closes. Borrowing of headphones and calculators will be suspended.
Will private study and team rooms be available for use?
Due to physical distancing requirements, study rooms will be available for use with the restriction of “no more than two persons”.
What additional cleaning processes have been put in place for the Libraries?
Thorough overnight cleaning for high touch areas have been put in place, and we ask all library patrons to use the provided disinfectant towels to wipe workstation keyboards and mice.
Will library faculty offer group tours and information literacy sessions this fall?
All library faculty-led tours, orientations, and instructional sessions will be provided virtually. Library faculty will also hold virtual office hours and consultations by appointment. Virtual synchronous and asynchronous instruction will be provided to support assignments and learning goals.
Can I donate print materials to the library, such as books, textbooks, children's books, journals or magazines?
Due to COVID-19 the library is not currently accepting book donations. Thank you for thinking of the Mercy College library!
Mercy College Libraries now has a digital subscription to the New York Times. Students, Faculty, and Staff with a Mercy email address can login and create their own personal account to access the New York Times in all its daily digital glory for FREE.
The libraries now provide research help to students via zoom appointments. Schedule an appointment with a librarian here.
Resources are available in many formats, including a huge collection of e-Books. Desktop computers, laptops and wireless network provide access to the libraries’ online catalogs, electronic databases and Internet resources to support the College’s on-site and online programs. Off-site users have access to the libraries’ online catalogs, e-books and databases through the Mercy College libraries’ website.
Library Contact Information
Please email email@example.com for virtual reference assistance on Sundays.
Get Research Help
Reference service is available to all current Mercy College students, faculty and staff during this COVID-19 disruption.
Help is available from the following:
Need subject tutoring or writing help? Contact the Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation
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