Skip to main content

About Memorial Library

Latest Updates

  • Memorial Library is open on a limited basis. Access is limited to faculty, staff, students living on campus, and immediate family members of faculty and staff also living on campus. Memorial Library is not open to community members or alumni at this time. If you would like to return materials, please place all items in the drop box located to the left side of the front library entrance.
  • Memorial Library hours for Monday, June 8: 10am-3pm
  • Memorial Library is open to faculty, staff and students who are permitted on campus.
  • Phased reopening of Memorial Library begins Tuesday, May 26, 9am. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-12noon.

General Information

Information about phased reopening of Memorial Library

  • Library staff will be wearing masks in public areas and we hope you will, too.
  • Please maintain 6’ social distancing at all times.
  • Poster printing, lamination, and technology lending are unavailable.
  • All group study spaces are closed, with classrooms available by appointment to faculty and staff only. Please email library@berry.edu for more information about appointments. Faculty may use their assigned carrels on the 2nd floor but are expected to take care of their own cleaning and trash disposal.

IMPORTANT:

  • Unless you are already working with a Library staff member, please direct all questions to library@berry.edu. We'll take care of knowing who the best contact is for ongoing services for you, especially as all areas have back-up staff to ensure continuity of service.
  • Continue to direct your students to our Remote Library Services Guide (https://libguides.berry.edu/remoteservices/research). This will be the most current information for students regarding accessing Library resources and services.

Acquisitions

  • Rush orders are available for both print books and ebooks that you know you or your students will need before the end of the summer, or in preparation for fall classes. Use the request form linked below.

Interlibrary Loan

  • If you are able to visit the library, you can request interlibrary loan of print materials (but keep in mind that many libraries are closed and their print collections inaccessible).
  • If you cannot visit the library, continue to submit interlibrary loan requests as usual, as long as you will accept the item in electronic format. We will consult with you as needed.

Print & Other Physical Materials

Memorial Library's print materials and other physical collections (DVDs, scores, microfilm) are accessible to faculty, staff and students who are able to visit the library.

  • You can retrieve materials from the stacks yourself. We encourage you to use our self check-out system, meeScan. Here’s more information: https://berry.libanswers.com/faq/235623.
  • We will retrieve items from the collection for you and place them on hold at the service desk. Use the Place Hold button on the full catalog record for an item. We’ll let you know when you can pick up your materials (usually the next business day).

Alternatives, if you can't, or prefer not to, visit the library:

Reference and Other Assistance

  • During summer classes, access to reference and other assistance will continue via email, text and chat/video chat via the link below. 
  • Use Make an Appointment to schedule virtual consultations.
  • If you wish to schedule a virtual instruction session for your classes please contact the liaison librarian for your department directly.

Archives

Access to the Archives is by appointment only and masks are required.