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McKee Library's Online Services During Closure

by Jessica Spears on 2020-03-12T13:43:00-04:00 in News | Comments

With the recent move to an online-only format for the campus delivery of education and instruction, the library building will be closed. Here are the many ways we can support faculty, staff, and students during this time:

Embedded Librarian Service:

The embedded librarians will remain active on eClass. If you currently do not have an embedded librarian in your research-focused course and would like one, please email Jessica Spears at  For more information about the Embedded Librarian Service, go here.

Online appointments:

Anyone is able to make an online appointment with a librarian.  To do so, please go here.

E-books (including textbooks):

Our e-book collections can be found here.    Faculty Select and R2 Digital have several textbooks in electronic format.

You can also search our catalog for e-books by taking the following steps:

  • Type your subject term into the library search box on the home page. Keep the drop down at All Resources and click on the magnifying glass.
  • On the results page, filter your results on the left under the SUBJECT section by choosing Electronic Books. You might have to click on Show More to see this option.

Streaming Media:

Our streaming media collections can be found here.

Traditional Media:

If you need a media title not available via streaming, email Stan Cottrell at and he will work with you.

Journals and Magazines:

You can search our catalog for electronic journals and magazines. You can also use BrowZine for academic journals and Flipsterfor popular magazines.  For a link to all our research tools, please visit the  Research and Tools page.


Newspapers are available online via the Gale ONEFILE news database. You must be logged in to your SAU account to use any of our databases.


The librarians will be available on our chat service. The Writing Center and Tutoring Center will also be available on chat to answer general questions.

Interlibrary Loan:

Interlibrary Loan  will remain available for articles only.  If you have any issues, please contact Donald Martin

Campus Research Day:

Campus Research Day 2020 is cancelled.

Writing Center:

The Writing Center will offer online appointments. These must be scheduled one day before the desired date.  To schedule an online appointment, go here. For any questions about  the Writing Center, please email Sonja Fordham

Tutoring Center:

The Tutoring Center will offer online appointments. These must be scheduled one day before the desired date.  To schedule an online appointment, go here. For any questions about  the Tutoring Center, please email Sonja Fordham

All items checked out from the library:  

If you have items (books, media items, tablets, iPads, calculators, recording devices, board games, umbrellas) that are currently checked out, please email Carol Harrison at and she will renew your due date.

If you are in the area, you can return items via the outside drop box, found on the left side of the library entrance under a window. 

If you are a senior or do not plan on returning to campus, please mail materials to: McKee Library PO Box 629 Collegedale, TN 37315 and be sure to use the media mail option.


Proctoring will not be available.


Educational institutions have some discretion when it comes to copyright due to fair use. For more information, please see this interesting article:

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me.


Deyse Bravo-Rivera

Director, McKee Library

Southern Adventist University



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