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Teaching Remotely During A Disruption

Submit New Course Reserve Requests

Many students rely on books on reserve in the library for their course readings. LITS staff are putting extra resources towards making essential course materials for the remainder of the semester available to students online by either purchasing electronic versions of books where available, and helping to locate alternative materials when e-texts are not possible to aquire. 

Faculty, as you modify your syllabi for remote teaching, please submit lists of needed materials through the online reserves systemLITS staff will purchase an e-book version of materials to ensure students have remote access online as soon as possible if it available.
Please note that if you have Five College students in your class, it will be best if they obtain an MHC guest account to ensure smooth access to library materials, since not all of the campuses have direct access to the same resources. Please have them request an account at using the Guest Account Request Form.
Please note: As of March 16, 2020, we cannot guarantee that staff will be onsite at the library to scan materials only available in our physical collection during the social distancing restrictions in place during the COVID-19 response. If an electronic version of your requested course reading is not available, we will let you know, and ask that you be in touch with your LITS liaison for support in finding alternative resources.  More information on placing course reserves is available on the LITS web site.

Online Course Material: Sources

Some publishers are making their catalog of e-textbooks and other materials available freely to students during the emergency situation. If your planned course materials are not available electronically, please try to find alternative options we CAN make accessible to students online. Consider some of the sources below:

MHC Accessibility Barriers Form