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Resource Guide for Montessori Students: Getting Started

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Welcome, Montessori students! This guide will help you get around in Baltimore and give you ideas for things to do if you want a break from your work. Feel free to ask us any questions.

Montessori Library FAQs


Q: How do I check out a book or DVD?

A: Take the item to the Circulation desk on the main level. If you don't have your student ID, you can just give them your last name.

Q: How long can I check out books and other materials?

A: We ask that Montessori students return all books by November 15, 2015. This extended due date isn't always possible for InterLibrary Loan books. DVDs can be checked out for five days.

Q: How many books can I check out at once? What about DVDs?

A: Graduate students can check out up to 50 books and five DVDs at one time.

Q: How can I get a book or article that has been put on reserve?

A: Pick up reserved books at the Circulation desk on the main level. "E-reserves" can be found by clicking the Reserves tab on the library's website and searching for your course.

Q: How do I renew something that I've checked out?

A: You can usually renew things online by logging in to your library account with your Loyola credentials. Hover over "My Accounts" on the library's homepage and select "Library Account." You can also visit or call the Circulation Desk at 410.617.6801.

Q: How do I make an InterLibrary Loan request?

A: To request a book or an article through InterLibrary Loan, you will need to create an InterLibrary Loan account. Click here for a tutorial on how to create an ILL account and make a request. Articles and other digital materials usually will be delivered to your account within 24 hours. Books and other physical items will take about a week to arrive; you will be notified via email when items are ready for pickup. 


Q: Can I take books home with me after the summer program has ended, even if I live out-of-state?

A: Yes, you can! You just need to mail them back to the library: 200 Winston Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212, attn: Circulation. We have a 100% return rate from past Montessori students. :)

Q: What if I get home after the program and realize I'd like to check out a book?

A: If you are not within easy driving distance, we can mail the book to you. Just contact the Circulation desk to arrange it.

Q: How do I print, copy, and scan in the library?

A: Printing and copying is 15 cents a page in the library (50 cents for color).

To print from a library computer:

Select appropriate printer: Guest BW for Black and White prints, Guest Color for Color prints

Click on the Print button

When login window appears type in:  montessori

Pick up print in the Copy room on the main level

Scanning is free, and we have a state-of-the-art scanner on the main level near the Circulation desk. We also have some scanners in the Digital Media Lab on the lower level.

Q: How can I contact the reference desk for help? Can I get help even when the library is closed?

A: You can visit us in person during reference hours, call us, chat with us online, or email us. Online chat is available 24/7 year-round. Click here for details!

Q: Where are most of the education books located?

A: The call numbers for education books begin with "L," and you can find them on the second floor of the library. Click here to see a floor map. Reference books are located on the main level.

Q: Can I take food and drink in the library?

A: You are welcome to bring packaged snacks and drinks with lids into the library. We have vending machines in the cybercafe area of the gallery, near the front entrance.

Q: Where can I park when I come to the library?

A: Parking in the library lot is free during the summer. Click here for driving directions to the library.

Q: Do you have group study rooms?

A: Yes, we do! Group study rooms are located on the second and third floors of the library, and are first-come, first-served.

Q: Is there quiet space to study in the library?

A: We have a designated quiet area in the center area of the second floor. It's usually not hard to find quiet space in the library, especially during the summer.

Q: Do you have any movies I can check out if I just want a break? 

A: We have a lot of popular films that you can check out. The DVDs are located near the Circulation desk on the main level. 

Q: Can I get into the library's databases from off-campus?

A: Yes! You just need to log in with your Loyola credentials.

Q: How do I request a book from another school in our catalog?

A: We share our catalog with 16 other libraries in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium. View our tutorials for help with this request process.

Q: Can I get e-books from the other schools in our catalog?

A: You can only access e-books owned by our library. If you see an e-book at another school that you'd like to read, let us know.

Q: Where is the online research guide for education?

A: Go to the Research Guides tab of the library's homepage and select Education from the subject list. Click here to go straight to the guide. You can also click on the "Education Research Guide" tab of this guide.

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