Library Services for Winter 2022

(last updated Jan. 21, 2022)

Memorial University has announced it will be returning to in-person learning for the winter semester on Jan. 31, 2022.

The Libraries will be expanding their hours to accommodate in-person learning. As the province remains in Alert Level Four, please ensure you check our website for specific branch hours, services, and health and safety measures.

Visit Memorial University's COVID-19 Information Hub for official updates.

How does the current provincial Alert Level Four affect library services?

  • The Libraries are expanding their hours but check our website for specific branch hours, services, and important health and safety measures. All visitors to the QEII Library who aren’t current Memorial faculty, students, or staff, are required to check in with the Campus Enforcement Officer and show their VaxPass. 

  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors to Memorial’s campuses are required to wear masks indoors, in public spaces and common areas. A three-ply non-medical face mask is the minimum standard. More information about is available on Memorial’s COVID-19 website.

  • Please complete the daily COVID-19 self-assessment within 24 hours of visiting campus and follow posted instructions and health and safety guidelines.

  • No food or drink is currently allowed to ensure mask compliance. 

  • The Archives and Special Collections Division is offering in-person appointments. Please email (archives@mun.ca) to make an appointment. The Centre for Newfoundland Studies is open from Monday to Friday from 9am-4:00pm. Please email in-depth NL research questions to cnsqeii@mun.ca in advance of visit. 

My courses are remote? How do I access library services?

Student Research Support

We have an extensive collection of online resources. You can:

  • Use OneSearch to find and use scholarly online resources.
  • Pick a topic from our research databases page and use a database to find resources.Some databases include full text and/or the Get It @Memorial link, a shortcut to OneSearch. Databases tell you what’s published on a topic (MUN doesn’t own it all). OneSearch tells you what MUN has access to. But databases often give you more information about resources than OneSearch can.
  • Subject Guides, curated for discipline-specific resources, are also a good place to start.
  • You can also check out the Library Research Essentials (LRE) tutorial in Brightspace. You can self-enroll in the LRE and refer to it whenever and however you need. (You're not required to do it just because you add it to your course list.)
  • Access e-reserves for course materials your instructors put on reserve.

Faculty Teaching Support

We continue to offer our online Course Resources or "e-Reserves" service. We can add book chapters, ebooks, journal articles, PowerPoints, Word documents, streaming video and other materials so they are available online to your students while we teach remotely. We take care of all scanning and copyright clearance and can purchase items required for e-reserve. We have partnered with CITL to provide a digitization service for DVDs which can be embedded in Brightspace for online courses or courses being taught remotely. Please contact your branch.

Memorial University Libraries now conducts copyright clearance for all course-related materials, including for online courses or remote course delivery. Check out our copyright FAQ for more information.

Our Librarians can deliver information literacy instruction services in-person or remotely to you and your students either synchronously or asynchronously. We can customize instruction to your needs. Contact us by emailing an instruction librarian at your branch, or by completing our online Information Literacy Instruction Request Form.

If you are teaching remotely, you may want to consider using an open textbook. Open textbooks are e-textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed, are created by academics and subject specialists, and many are peer-reviewed. You can check out our Guide to Open Textbooks.

Where can I study on campus?

There is no need to book an individual study space in order to study on-campus at this time. Individual study spaces are available throughout the library. You can book group study rooms through each branch library's website.

Memorial has also identified and designated study spaces throughout the university that follow all public health guidelines.

Can I eat and drink in the library?

No food or drink is currently allowed to ensure mask compliance. 

I don't have access to the Health Sciences building. How can I access materials at that library?

Eastern Health is continuing restricted building access. If you do not have access to the Health Sciences building, you can request items and schedule a contact-less pickup appointment for items at the Health Sciences Library. Staff will be happy to meet you at the MUNMed Entrance to bring you your item/s during your scheduled pickup time. Please call 864-6070 for assistance.

Problems Accessing an Online Resource?

Librarians and staff are working to troubleshoot any issues that may arise in order to ensure continued access to all our online resources. In OneSearch, you can click the “Report a Problem” link if you cannot access one of our online resources. Someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Librarians and staff are monitoring our online chat service. All employees are answering phone and email, so feel free to contact us anytime.