Continuity of Library & Archives Services

Online Research Help Hours

Monday - Friday ~ 10 AM - 4 PM

Connecting from off-campus

In order to access many of the Mount Library resources, you need to be authenticated as a Mount student, faculty or employee. 

For article databases, ebooks, journals, and streaming media

Use either your MyMount login or your Moodle login.

You can change your MyMount login online, or contact if you have any difficulties logging in with your MyMount or Moodle logins.

For document delivery, your library account status, renewing loans, booking student seminar rooms, and complete Novanet results 

Use your Mount ID Barcode & PIN**

** your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Please contact if you experience any difficulty logging in with your barcode & pin.

If you are a Mount student, staff or faculty but never received a Mount ID card,  please use our online form to request your barcode & pin.


**Service Update** -- As of June 17, 2020, MSVU students, faculty, and staff, have access to in-Library material and on-campus scanning services by request. Please click here for up-to-date details.  

The Mount Library & Archives team is working to ensure our community has access to resources and services while the campus continues with virtual operations. This Quick Guide is intended to provide an overview of services and their availability. If you're unsure who to contact, send an email to to reach MSVU Library & Archives staff. A chat box appears to the left whenever Novanet LiveHelp staff are on duty.   

Quick Guide

 Research Services  Available Online 
  • Yes
    Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Yes
  •  Instruction / Workshops

  • Yes 
    Request via
  •  Yes
  •  Yes
  •  Yes
Access to Collections  Available Online
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Print Collections
  • Request for books and articles will be available the week of June 15, 2020. Send queries or requests to 
  • Please read more information for the Mount community about this service
  • No access to the stacks (physical collection)
General Library Services  Available Online 
  • Mount ID card barcode number / password reset and troubleshooting
 Borrowing Services  
  • Book Checkout
  • Requests for books and articles will be available upon request the week of June 15, 2020. Send queries or requests to 
  • Please read more information for the Mount community about this service
  • No access to the print collection or the front desk.
  • Loans are extended to September 30; any fines will be waived
  • Automatic and repeated loan renewals will occur as necessary.
  • Email for assistance
  • Laptops & Equipment
  • No
 Course Reserves  
  • eReserves (online reading lists)
  • Print reserves
  • As of June 15, print materials available only in the Library will be available for scanning. Email to request -- item may be available digitally
  • Digital File Processing 
  • The Library's Reserves team and the Print Shop will help Faculty members with Digital File Processing, even when no additional Reserves services are required. Send scans or images of material to 

Student Seminar Room Reservations

  •  No
 Document Delivery  
  • PDF/online Journal Articles
  • Yes, if available online from other universities (email delivery)
  • Print Journal Articles
  • Scanning from Mount-owned print journals will be available the week of June 15, 2020. Send queries or requests to
  • Books
  • Mount-owned books will be available for pick-up request by Mount community members the week of June 15, 2020. Send queries or requests to
  • Please read more information for the Mount Community about this service

Printing, Photocopying, Scanners 

  • No
 Ordering/Processing  Available Online 
  • Yes
  • Yes digital, no print


  •  Electronic Content
  •  Print Materials

  • Yes
  • No


Open Educational Resources

Search for OER

There are many OER repositories to search from; a curated list of the most prominent databases is below.

COVID 19 | Temporary Access to Scholarly Resources

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