Library FAQs

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What are the Library's hours during the academic year?

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Albion College Library Hours

Sunday:  2pm - 11pm
Monday - Thursday:  8am - 11pm
Friday:  8am - 8pm
Saturday:  12pm (noon) - 6pm

2021-2022 Library Schedule

What changes have been made to the Library buildings?

Mudd Entrance

Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center

The main floor of Mudd was recently renovated and is now home to Client Services.  Instructional Technology is also located on the main floor of Mudd.  We are excited to share space, skills, and resources in order to provide better customer service to students, staff, and faculty.  Please join us in welcoming Client Services and Instructional Technology to the Library!

Mixed soft seating and tables and chairs have been added to the lower level of Mudd.

What is Client Services?
Client Services is the merger of IT Help Desk and the Library’s Circulation/Information desk.  

What is the Client Services Desk?
The Client Services desk serves as the primary service point near the entrance of the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center.  This desk is staffed by student employees.  Exemplary customer service is our priority.  The Client Services desk provides tier one customer support to users, including but not limited to:  circulation of Library materials and technology troubleshooting.

Library Computer Lab
The Library classroom has been renovated into a computer lab.  When not reserved for a class, a Library or Instructional Technology instruction session, or other event, the computer lab is open to the public.  There are printers located in the hallway across from the lab.

Stockwell Memorial Library

The main floor of Stockwell Memorial Library is home to the Cutler Center for Student Success and Read Between the Grinds Cafe.  Upstairs you will find Cutler offices, student study space, the TRIO lounge, and peer tutoring.  Head downstairs for student study space, the United Methodist Church Western Conference of Michigan Archives, and Stockwell 110.

Tiers
The tiers hold much of the Library's collection and offer secluded study spaces. 

Tiers 1&2:  Ps (literature)
Tier 3:  Ms and Ns (music, art, DVDs and CDs)
Tier 4:  Bound journals
Tier 5:  TRIO lounge
Tier 6:  Bound journals

Q-Z of the Library collection is located in Stockwell 110

What safety guidelines do I need to follow in the Library?

Masks

You must wear a mask to enter the Library.  Masks must be worn at all times, except when seated at a table and actively eating or drinking.

Personal Hygiene

Hand sanitizer dispensers and cleaning supply kits are located throughout the buildings.  If you need cleaning supplies, kits are located at the Client Services desk.  The restrooms are open throughout the buildings.

How do I access Library resources remotely?

All of the Library's subscription online resources are available to Albion College faculty, staff, and students from off-campus.  When accessing resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate with your Albion College network username and password*:

 

Off campus accessOnce you have authenticated, all resources will be available to you throughout your session in the browser.  

It is possible the page may time out due to high traffic.  If so, try clicking the login button again or refreshing. 

*If you do not know your Albion College network password, you can reset it following the instructions here:  http://myapps.microsoft.com/ (enter your email address, i.e., abc12@albion.edu, and follow the on-screen instructions). If you are having trouble resetting your password, contact the IT help desk at 517-629-0479 or helpdesk@albion.edu

Finding Articles and Databases

For access to Library eResources, use LibrarySearch or consult the Databases A-Z list. 

For more details, consult the Library Research 101 guide.

If you have questions about accessing online Library resources, please email library@albion.edu and we will respond as soon as possible.