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Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19

The library building will be closed beginning March 18, 2020. Use this guide to learn how to access library resources online and get virtual support with your research.

Library Collections Online

Many remote services already exist for accessing and using collections at the William H. Hannon Library. You do not need to use a VPN to access online resources from off-campus, but you do need to start at the library website and use your MyLMU login. For more information on how off-campus access works, see our Off-Campus Access page.

  • E-books: We provide access to more than a half-million e-books that LMU students, faculty, and staff can access with their MyLMU login remotely. You can search for e-books using our library catalog or OneSearch+. 
  • Journals: We provide online access to more than 53,000 journal titles. You can search journals by title from our homepage or browse our A-Z journals list.
  • Databases: We provide online access to more than 300 research databases. You can search and browse our A-Z databases list.
  • Special Collections: We provide online access to digitized versions of special collections materials at LMU Digital Collections

More information:

Streaming Videos and Music

Students and faculty have access to hundreds of thousands of streaming video and audio resources: Streaming Video databases and Streaming Music databases. If you need help determining if the library has access to streaming media, please contact our Get Help page.

  • For Faculty: We are currently reviewing all of the DVDs you have put on reserve for your courses to determine if there are streaming alternatives. If those options do not exist, we will reach out to you. If you need streaming access to something that is not already on reserve, please use our Streaming Video Request Form.
  • For Students: If you need streaming access to a film, please search our catalog or use the resources above. If we do not have streaming access and it is required for your course work, please have your faculty/instructor contact us.

Additional Resources

Many publishers are unlocking their digital content to make it more accessible for the duration of this academic year. If you're searching for course materials unavailable through our library, we recommend checking out the following. Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Librarian, and we'll see what we can do. 

  • VitalSource Helps: Free access to textbooks across all disciplines through May 25, 2020. Login with email account required.
  • National Emergency Library: Hosted by the Internet Archive, this collection of 1.4 million e-books (mostly titles published from 1920-1990s, unavailable in any other digital format) is available for unlimited access through June 30, 2020.