Q. How can I access the Library and library resources during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic?


The Library is open only to Goucher College faculty and staff who have permission to be on campus. Everyone in the library is required to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing, following campus Face Covering & Physical Distancing guidelines. A valid One-card is required for entry and is needed to gain access through the Athenaeum doors.

Students who are currently off-campus may request access to campus for academic purposes. The Provost reviews all requests.

Materials and Research


Start at www.goucher.edu/library/. All of our databases are accessible from off-campus. You will be prompted to log in with your Goucher ID (example: doeja001, not your full email) and password when clicking on a database link.


Search for a topic using the WorldCat Search box on the library website. Use the left side-bar to narrow to eBooks. Ebooks can also be accessed via Overdrive.

Print Books and Other Physical Materials at the Library

Faculty and staff may enter the library to browse shelves and check out materials. Library materials will be available to circulate and upon an item's return, it will be cleaned or quarantined depending on material type. 

All students may request items to be sent to them via mail.

  1. Search for an item in the catalog.
  2. Click the blue "Request this item" button. 
  3. Fill out the form. Be sure to enter non-Goucher mailing address.
  4. If it is available at Goucher we will retrieve it and mail it to you.
  5. The limit for students is 5 requests per day and up to 25 per semester.

Interlibrary loan

We are processing ILL requests as we can. Many libraries are not lending physical materials, so some items may be difficult to obtain. When in doubt, make the request and we will try to locate and obtain the material.

Once your requested items arrive on campus you will receive an email from the library with instructions on how you will receive your materials. The limit for students is 5 requests per day and up to 25 per semester.

Course Materials

Faculty: Use our request form to ask for electronic materials to support your classes.

Students: Contact us at library@goucher.edu for help identifying online material for class assignments.

Checked-out items

If you are not able to return an item by its due date, email library@goucher.edu for assistance.

Services and Spaces


Librarian teaching requests can be submitted online or via email to library@goucher.edu. All research, information literacy, and Special Collections and Archives sessions will be online via Zoom. We are also developing online tutorials that can be used asynchronously. Email library@goucher.edu to discuss options for your class. We would love to collaborate!

Study Spaces

Study spaces will be available but in limited amounts following the college's social distance protocols.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections & Archives will be open by appointment only. Email library@goucher.edu.


Printing will be available in the Learning Commons, the 4th floor of the library, and on the 3rd floor of the Athenaeum directly across from the Library.

Get Help

Check our FAQs

Email: library@goucher.edu  

Text: 410-337-6360 (M-W: 1pm-5pm; Th: 1pm - 5pm, F: 1-3pm)

Chat/Instant message: goucher.libanswers.com (M-W: 1pm-5pm; Th: 1pm - 5pm, F: 1-3pm)

Zoom: Email library@goucher.edu to schedule an appointment.

Goucher College's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information.


  • Last Updated May 07, 2021
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  • Answered By Kristen Welzenbach

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