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Guide to Library Services During Covid

This guide was created to share information with the University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty, staff, and community.

Message from the Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology

On behalf of the Detroit Mercy Libraries, I am happy to welcome you to this site and to our libraries.  

Although the start of this academic year is unlike any we have experienced, know that you are welcome in our Libraries. As your partners in learning, teaching, and research, we are here for you online and, with Covid-19-related health and safety protocols in place, in the McNichols Campus Library building.  

Our library faculty team created this site to share Library service and resource updates, links to evolving University information, and trusted Covid-19 information sources as we navigate learning and life in the pandemic together.  

While more details can be found under Library Help in the menu on the left, please note: 

  • Librarians are available to answer questions 24/7 via our online chat. 

  • Electronic resources—ebooks, ejournals, and streaming video—are available 24/7. 

  • Stacks are open. Books and DVDs may be picked up and checked out.

  • In the event we don’t have the book or article you seek our interlibrary loan service may be able to borrow it on your behalf.  

  • Study rooms are available by reservation

Finally, while our Library building is open to registered University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty, and staff, we hope to reopen our doors to the public in the not-too-distant future. Our mission of providing access to quality information services, resources, and programming while being a catalyst to enhance teaching and learning, stands, as does our support of the University’s commitment to the community at large.  

So, have a look at our site, stay safe and stay healthy, and see you online or in the Library soon! 


Jennifer - aka Dean Dean 

Jennifer L. Dean, PhD, MLIS 

Dean of Libraries and Instructional Technology 

About this Guide

The University of Detroit Mercy Libraries are working to ease the transition to online learning and continue to support student and faculty research and teaching during the COVID-19 response. Our reference librarians are available to help students, faculty, and staff via email and chat. Electronic resources are available, including online article databases, eBooks, and LibGuides. 

If you need help with Blackboard, please contact the Office of Digital Education or visit this link to Blackboard tutorials.

See the tabs on the left of this page for information on:

Library Help, including updates on building access, getting help from a Librarian, available resources and services, and any related changes impacting the Library.

Information on Researching from Off Campus, including links to resources and tutorials.

Fact Checking Resources to help decipher credible from non-credible information.

University Information includes links to updates from the University of Detroit Mercy Administration.

COVID-19 Info and Updates includes links to State of Michigan updates, information for the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb; and other COVID-19 response related information.