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Library Guide for Dr. He's Team

Welcome to the Boxer Library from Charlotte Beyer, the Associate Vice President, Boxer Library and Information Collaboration

Welcome to the Boxer Library which is the library that supports the Rosalind Franklin of Medicine and Science community.

The mission of the Boxer Library is to " support education, research, clinical services, and interprofessional collaboration by providing high quality resources, exemplary service, and an interdisciplinary environment to foster innovation and lifelong-learning." To help us meet this mission, the library interacts with a variety of stakeholders such as students and faculty to create a collection of resources and services which directly impact and enhance the educational and research needs of the institution. The library staff engages with these stakeholder groups in our advisory committees which are the Student Library Advisory Committee and the Library Advisory Committee (faculty).  Library services include reference assistance, interlibrary loan, and instruction in how to access and use information resources to support learning and research projects. The library is constantly exploring new ways to meet students, faculty, and staff needs.

If you have a question, chat with us via the online chat or send us an email to We are always ready to help!


Charlotte Beyer, MSIS, AHIP, Associate Vice President, Boxer Library & Information Collaboration 

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How the Library Helped in FY20

Fiscal Year 2020 coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and necessitated many changes.

  • We provided 25 percent more articles through interlibrary loan
  • Overall electronic resource usage went up by over 35 percent
  • LibrarySearch, the library's gateway to our electronic resources, saw a 96 percent increase in usage

Chat Service Launched March 2020

In March 2020, the Library launched a chat service and offered virtual consultations for faculty, staff, and students. 

Ways the Library Met With You

The Library continued to provide reference services to the university community

  • 225 chat message sessions
  • 553 emails and support tickets
  • 21 classroom and faculty instruction sessions with a total of 794 people

Social Distancing

The Learning Commons was closed from March 2020 to August 2020 before reopening as a 24/7 study space. Social distancing regulations are based on guidance from the Coronavirus Oversight Committee led by President Wendy Rheault.

eBooks: Digital First!

The Library moved to support a “digital first” strategy for acquisition and promotion of materials. These materials are accessible online and can be integrated into D2L Brightspace as the university supports a hybrid approach to education.

  • University eBook usage rose by 125.11 percent as a result of remote learning.