MRL Operational Status

Operations of the Marine Resources Library (MRL) during unusual circumstances and emergencies are directly impacted by decisions made by both the College of Charleston (CofC) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the disease it causes, COVID-19, in South Carolina and in response to current mandates from the State of SC, CofC, and SCDNR, the status of MRL operations is as follows:

Updated Saturday, 3/21, 11:25 AM.

Service Status
MRL hours The MRL facility is closed to all personnel. We are here and ready to serve you online during our virtual hours from 9 AM – 5 PM, Mon-Fri. Contact Geoff, your librarian, by email (details below).
Assistance with reference, research, access to online resources, etc. Contact your librarian, Geoff, by email (timmsgp [] or timmsg []) for assistance. Zoom or Skype meetings by arrangement.
Training opportunities Scheduled training opportunities will now be provided online using Zoom software. Current offerings may be found at Training Opportunities
Material checkout/return Please do not be concerned about continuing to hold items past their due dates. We’ll take care of you/it when we return to the facility.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Please submit ILL requests for articles and book chapters that can be scanned by lending libraries and delivered electronically. We cannot currently obtain print materials.
Grice ginger cookie outlook Vera Lynn singing… We’ll eat (ginger cookies) again, don’t know where, don’t know when. But I know we’ll eat again some sunny day!