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Virtual Reference

Have a question or need help?

  Ask a Librarian!

Librarians will make every effort to contact you within one business day!

Video Appointments

We now offer video reference via the conferencing app Zoom! Download for free today!

Please fill out the Ask a Librarian form or email a librarian to set up a face-to-face virtual research appointment:

We also offer Audio & Video Chat Reference through Microsoft Teams! Teams is a Microsoft-Office 365 App that is available to all students, faculty, and staff that have a Microsoft Centenary Email. Sign into Office 365 to get started with Teams.

Please note: If you are using the online version of Teams, you must use Chrome to enable audio calls or video conferencing AND use library databases.

Fill out the Ask a Librarian form or email a librarian to set up a meeting.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

  Please refer to Centenary's Coronavirus Communication site for the latest campus information

Centenary University and Taylor Memorial Library continue to monitor the impact of the novel Coronavirus.

This page will provide updates on the status of the library and instructional services within the University’s COVID-19 response. Every effort will be made to keep this page up-to-date as we learn new information about the virus and what is expected of our campus community.

This information is current as of 11:00am, Tuesday September 29, 2020 and is subject to change at any time.


Visiting Taylor Memorial Library

For the remaining 3 weeks of the semester (Nov 30 - Dec 18), the Library Building is open Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Reserve an appointment, or drop by!

At this time, unfortunately, we have to limit access to the Centenary community, only.
8am-9am is reserved for those in our at-risk community.

The Virtual Library is open Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm, Mon - Thurs 4pm - 8pm, and Sun 6pm - 8pm.
Meet with a TML Librarian on Teams or send a message over Chat!

These hours may change over the semester - please check our website, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to confirm our current hours.

Online Access to Library Resources

Students, faculty, and staff members have 24/7 off campus access to digital library materials (articles from journals, ebooks, scanned Archives materials, etc.) through our Master Search Box and library databases.  *When accessing library resources from off campus, users will be prompted to sign in using their campus credentials for authentication.


Resources for instructors:

Instructors are encouraged to replace physical resources with digital resources where possible, using materials that are available in the library’s full-text databases or that are freely available online.

  • Request Digital Book or Film Licensing

    The library will make every effort to support the curriculum with digital access to books and videos. Faculty may request ebooks and/or streaming videos beneficial for their courses, and we will do our best to meet the need, as our budget allows.
      Send requests to

  • Free Resources for Virtual Teaching & Learning

    Many publishers and information vendors have temporarily opened up subscription content during this shift to remote, virtual learning. Resources include ebooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and streaming video.

Instruction & Research Support

Information Literacy & Instruction

COVID-19 Virtual Instruction Statement - Fall 2020
TML Librarians will continue to support the University community during the Fall 2020 Semester with a range of services to enable and enhance remote teaching and learning through virtual bibliographic and IL instruction sessions only. While the Library’s Instruction Room remains closed to students and classroom capacity across campus must be closely monitored, all instruction sessions will take place remotely and be administered via Teams, Zoom, or pre-recorded presentations.

Librarians and Library staff will make every attempt to respond to questions as quickly as possible.

Borrowing and Returning Library Materials

If you have library materials checked out from the spring semester, don't worry, we renewed them for you. Please return books and DVDs to our Book Drop, even when we are open. This is for everyone's safety, as books will be quarantined for a few days before they can be checked out again. The Book Drop is located in the front vestibule of the library, at the entrance closest to the gym.

Access to book and DVD collections will be limited to library staff. You can still check things out, but you will need to let us know what you want, and we will retrieve the items for you.

Curbside Pickup (and Drop-off)

Checking out items is still allowed, but the procedure for that is a little different right now. We’ll have an option for ‘curbside’ pick-up, where a student, staff, or faculty member requests an item or items and picks it up on the patio.
To do a curbside pickup, put a hold on material(s)you want through the catalog, phone call or email and set up an appointment for pickup. We will pull the items, check them out, and have them ready by the appointment time.

In-Building Checkout

We will also do normal checkouts for students who have scheduled appointments in the library, but only Library Staff will be allowed to go get books and DVDs. Ask for items at the circulation desk, and we will retrieve them.


Laptops will be available to borrow for a 4-hour checkout. When you come to pick it up, we will schedule a time for the laptop to be returned.

Returning Items

The bookdrop is open! It is located in the front vestibule, to the right of the front doors. Please return books and DVDs there, even when we are open.

Interlibrary Loan Service

If the library does not have the item that you need, you may request it through our free interlibrary borrowing service.

  • We will process article requests as quickly as we can, but please note that it may take a bit longer than usual.
  • Interlibrary book borrowing services remain suspended.