LAT Services (Covid19)

Miller is closed to the general public, including WAC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Only LAT team members may access the building. If you are a faculty or staff member and you are local to Chestertown, you may send us a request for Miller-owned items that you would like to check out, and we can arrange a time for pick-up.

Librarians are available to work with you to identify if there are any libraries local to you that hold items in which you are interested. We can also help you look online to see if the book is available through one of several open e-book repositories.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, librarians are here to help you at any stage of the research process. They provide one-on-one virtual research assistance in a variety of formats.

You can chat with WAC librarians and LAT staff Monday through Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, and Monday through Thursday 6 PM – 9 PM. You can also use our Ask-a-Librarian form to send your research question to all librarians at once. A librarian will get back to you with an answer or with a request to set up a time to talk further. Librarians can hold one-on-one appointments via Zoom or by telephone, depending on your preference, or can use email to talk asynchronously.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are available for electronic delivery of articles and book chapters. Librarians are available to help you identify alternatives to physical books, or to help find inexpensive booksellers.

 Due to restrictions placed on libraries by publishers, it is usually not possible to obtain e-books through ILL. If you have identified an e-book that you think the library should purchase, please contact us so that we can look into it.

If you still have any physical items out from spring 2020, and you are permitted to be on campus, please contact us so that we can arrange an on-campus hand-off, as access to our book drop is intermittent. If you are local to Chestertown but are not permitted on campus, please contact us so that we can arrange an off-campus hand-off. If you are not local to Chestertown, you can mail materials to:

 Washington College
ATTN: Miller Library
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, MD 21620

Faculty librarians are eager to provide virtual library instruction for your courses. Depending on the needs of your students, librarians can teach on a variety of topics, including searching library resources and databases, using the open web as a research tool, evaluating source credibility, or using databases particular to students’ field of study. Librarians are used to being flexible, so if you have ideas for other topics you’d like librarians to talk to your students about, please let us know!

Librarians can teach in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Librarians can use Zoom to screen share, give demonstrations, and facilitate group activities centered around information literacy. You can also embed librarians in discussions on Canvas, use our research guides or video tutorials, or request that we create a research guide specifically for your course or subject area. LAT also has Canvas modules on information literacy that you can embed into your own Canvas courses.

To request library instruction for a class you’re teaching, or if you have other ideas for how librarians can be involved in your curriculum, please contact us.

Course reserves are electronic and are posted on Canvas. If you are a faculty member with a reserve request, please contact us. Please also reach out if there is an e-book that you would like the library to acquire for a course you are teaching.

Our Ask-a-Librarian form is a great place to start if you have any questions or research needs. Even if our research librarians aren’t the best folks to answer your question, we can route your inquiry where it needs to go.

Please see our staff directory if you need to reach out to a particular person.