Library Remote Access FAQs

What library resources are available from home?

Most of the library’s resources (databases, ebooks, audiobooks) are available online and can be accessed by students, faculty, and staff right from home.  Print items (books, DVDs, periodicals) are not available off-campus. 

Where can I find sources for a class project?

The library’s research databases, online encyclopedias, and dictionaries should be used for class assignments.  These offer evaluated sources on different subjects, including periodical articles, reference books, images, academic journals, and primary sources.

How can I access the library’s online resources from home?

From each library’s homepage go to “Online Resources.”

For Lower School click here: https://www.gilman.edu/academics/libraries/william-passano-library-ls

For Middle School click here: https://www.gilman.edu/academics/libraries/walter-lord-library-ms/online-resources

For Upper School click here: https://www.gilman.edu/academics/libraries/edward-r-fenimore-jr-library-us/research

Select the subject area and then click on the title of the database.  When prompted for a username and password, enter your Gilman email username and password.

Can I get audiobooks or ebooks while Gilman is in a hybrid learning?

Yes, use the link to Overdrive on each library’s homepage to connect to ebooks and audiobooks.  Overdrive provides selected audio and ebooks from different genres including fiction, nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels and more.  When prompted, log in with your Gilman email username and password.   

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Can I download a book to read or listen offline?

Yes, most books will download automatically. If a book didn't download automatically, you can download it with these steps:

  1. Go to shelf.

  2. Select Loans.

  3. Click or tap cloud icon.

  4. Select Download.

Can I read or listen to an ebook on my kindle or phone?

Yes, you can make Kindle your preferred reading device. Once you have selected the link to Overdrive on the library’s homepage, you can find the Help link on the righthand side, which will give you additional information.

Which app should I download to my iPad or phone?

You can access ebooks and audiobooks via the Overdrive app or Sora, by Overdrive app.

Can I get help from a librarian while Gilman is closed?

Yes, email your divisional librarian who will respond to your email.

Lower School - Melissa Da, mda@gilman.edu

Middle School - Faith Ward, fward@gilman.edu

Upper School - Diane Fuller, dfuller@gilman.edu