Welcome, Class of 2021!
New Login/Authentication Method – Please remember that in May, the authentication method for accessing library resources, including My Library Account, was changed. CUA faculty, staff, and students no longer use their last name and 7-digit ID number to login to My Library Account, place CLS/ILL requests, or access online resources off campus. Instead, users are prompted to login using their Cardinal Credentials (network/email username and password). If you need to reset your password, please visit https://computing.cua.edu/password/index.cfm. Students from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and Visiting Scholars will need to request Cardinal Credentials from Technology Services. If you have verified that your Cardinal Credentials are up to date, but are still not able to log in, please contact Access Services in Mullen Library at 202-319-5060.
Music Collections now in Mullen Library – The Music Library branch in Ward Hall closed in May, and over the summer, the collections were relocated to Mullen Library. You can find most of the collection now in 1 North of the stacks, while music DVDs and some musical theatre scores are available at the Circulation Desk. If you need any assistance finding items in the music collections or help with music research, please contact the liaison librarian for Music, Thad Garrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liaison Librarians – Each field of study at CUA has a Liaison Librarian available to provide research assistance and library instruction. To find your liaison, please see the complete list by subject at libraries.cua.edu/about/subjlibs.cfm. To schedule an appointment with your liaison, please visit cua.libcal.edu.
WRLC and Beyond – When CUA doesn’t have the book or article you’re interested in, there are two services available to help you get what you need:
- Consortium Loan Service (CLS) – CUA is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, a partnership between nine universities in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our online catalog will show results from all nine WRLC libraries. When CUA doesn’t have the item you need, but another university in the consortium does, you can request that the book be delivered to CUA for you to check out at Mullen Library. To learn how to place a request through the Consortium Loan Service (CLS), check out this short video.
- Inter-Library Lending (ILL) – If none of the WRLC institutions have the book you need, we can search beyond the consortium to find a library that is willing to lend us their copy through Inter-Library Lending (ILL). The easiest way to submit an ILL request is to first locate the book’s record on WorldCat. To learn how to submit an ILL request, watch this short video.