Beginning the week of January 25, 2021, Berry Library and Learning Commons will be open later, until 7 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. See library hours for more information about the building hours for each day and the hours for our virtual services.
The library continues to be open only to current SSU students, faculty and staff with enhanced cleaning, social distancing guidelines, and mask requirements in place.
Currently library users are able to view and place requests for books, dvds, and other materials via the NOBLE library catalog. To request items for pickup simply find an item in the catalog and click on place hold. For faster service, make sure you request the Salem State copy, but you may request books from any active library in NOBLE. You can also call the library at 978-542-6230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask a staff member to put items on hold for you.
The Berry Library is always here for you virtually with services and electronic resources available for you to access remotely.
Requests for journal articles unavailable at Salem State, can be submitted via Interlibrary Loan.
Please send your library questions to email@example.com or create a Library Service Desk ticket via SSU's online help portal.
You can also leave a message at the following phone numbers and someone will get back to you asap:
This online guide for faculty has been updated to provide additional how-to instructions regarding the use of online library resources and course materials as faculty bring their courses online. For additional help, contact the subject librarian for your department.
Book drop boxes are open and available at both entrances to the library for the return of books and materials. Materials will be retrieved and checked in every business day, but please note that a returned book may continue to appear on your library record for a few days if you return it Friday through Sunday. If you see a book you returned remain on your record more than a week after you returned it, please report it by submitting a Library Service Desk ticket and someone will get back to you.
Please note: All returned books are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being reshelved or loaned out again.
This guide on how to find e-books provides links to sources providing access to e-books during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the Berry Library's collection of e-books, many databases and publishers have made e-books freely available for a limited time. We are grateful for these additional resources during this difficult time. Please use these collections while the Library's print collection is inaccessible.
Requests for Interlibrary Loan articles can be submitted through the ILL online request form by choosing "Article" from the menu, from links within databases, or by sending an email with your citation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Book requests (or other returnable items, movies, audiobooks, etc.) may also be ordered using the ILL online request form. Please send any interlibrary loan questions to email@example.com. All items are requested in the order that they are received.
For Students: Print reserve materials will not be available in the Fall and Spring Semesters, but check your Canvas course pages or the Course Reserves database to see if there are online copies of your readings for your courses.
For Faculty: In order to support the current increase in remote learning, the Berry Library has launched a pilot project to support Salem State courses as they move online. Upon submitting an E-Reserves Request Form, the Library can assist with creating e-reserves for courses by scanning print materials that fall within fair-use guidelines and creating ADA-compliant PDFs. These materials can be uploaded by faculty to Canvas or faculty can distribute them electronically to students via other means. For more information and guidelines, go to the E-Reserves Request Form.
Please send any reserves questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.