Free resources available to you due to the Coronavirus pandemic . . .
Are you seeing a security or privacy error message when you try to access a database off-campus? Follow these instructions.
Search for films and film clips to help you in your research or to embed in class presentations.
What do I do if I need help with my research for an assignment?
Contact a Librarian! That's what we get paid for! We are here to teach you just like your other professors, so use our expertise to learn! (See below.)
When and how can I get research help from a librarian?
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
What do I do if I can't get into the databases?
If you are not used to accessing databases off campus you may not realize that you need to log into MyBryan before accessing the databases. Then click on the library icon in the bar at the bottom of the page, and navigate to the database you want to go to from there. If you have done this and still have difficulty, contact us at (phone) 423-775-7307 or (email) email@example.com for help.
Where are other resources that I can use online?
There is a list of freely accessible resources (for a limited time) on a special subject guide called "Free for a Limited Time" available now. Check it out! You may also notice new material available through our databases for a limited time that is not normally accessible through your Bryan logon.
Can I come to the Library?
In order to help "flatten the curve" on the corona virus, the library will be open only to staff for the remainder of the semester. See the rest of this and the other FAQs to learn what you can still do through the library and what we can still do for you.
Can I still check out any physical books from the library?
Yes! Students, faculty and staff who wish to check out physical items may look them up on the online catalog and copy the Author, Title and Call number to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the recent stay at home order, we will be mailing any requests of this type regardless of how close you live to the library, unless we can find an ebook copy that is available without cost to you.
How can I return books to the library?
You can return books in the outside book drop which is on the parking lot side of the library anytime. If you do not live near Bryan, we recommend that you return books when you are scheduled to pick up your belongings from the dorm. If you are not done with a book, you may have to send it through the mail by finals week. Contact us (see next column) for more information.
Will I be charged late fines if my book is overdue?
All items that are currently checked out or will be checked out this semester will be due on May 11th, except for Interlibrary Loan items. We will be contacting those who have these items individually on how and when to return them. No fines will be charged for anything that was due after Spring break. Fines will be added to anything not returned by May 11, 2020.
What if I still have Interlibrary loan books checked out?
You should have been contacted about these, but if you still have questions contact us.
Can I still use Interlibrary loan for items I can't get through Bryan's databases?
Only items that can be obtained electronically will be available through Interlibrary Loan. This includes most journal articles and very limited scans (10 pages or less) from books.