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History of Science & Technology

News and Updates

Current situation as of September 1, 2020

For the Fall 2020-21 semester, the majority of resources listed are digital.   Limited contactless check-out from our library began on Aug. 17, be aware there may be significant time delays even if requests are successful. Borrowing from other USM libraries has not yet resumed. Curbside pickup instructions.

Interlibrary Loan is available and functioning on a limited basis: articles and book chapters (NOT whole books) can be requested and are being processed successfully IF the material is available digitally (requests made by using the Find It links in our databases usually have few issues). No requests for hard copy of any sort (print books, microfilm) are being processed. 

Questions about the availability of specific book titles or material can be emailed to,. Please check the catalog first before writing. General questions can be asked through Chat on the library website and pop-up box. Online research appointments can be scheduled throughout the semester. Questions about material in Special Collections can be sent to