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David O. McKay Library

COVID-19 and the Library


Please follow directional signs as you navigate your way through the Library.


You can use the box at the right to contact a Librarian for research help or schedule an appointment.


The library will continue to offer book pickup service for students between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. Books can be requested through the online catalog. You will receive an email when the item is ready to pickup at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk.


The library will resume our Faculty Delivery Service. Requested items will be delivered to your office within 1 business day.




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A New Way to Access Digital Magazines

Patrons of the McKay Library at BYU-Idaho can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster.


New Access to EBSCO Personal Accounts

We are excited to announce a new way to sign in when saving search results! Instead of having to create an EBSCO account, this new option will take you through the campus login process and will recognize who you are.



The David O. McKay Library website is designed to help students as they search for information to complete research assignments. The objective of this tour is to introduce you to many of the materials and resources that are available on the library website.

Enjoy the tour!

Contact a Librarian

Professional librarians are available through our online chat service 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to assist you with research or library-related questions.

Begin Your Research

The Begin Your Research page will guide students independently through the research process, from selecting a topic to citing sources.

Watch the videos and read the instructions to get help for each step in your research assignment.

Library Databases

Selecting the Library Databases button will show a list of all of the resources and databases provided by the library.

You can scroll through the entire list or narrow it by subject or the first letter of the title.

The default view displays a list of the most popular databases.

Research Tools

Under Research Tools you will find a link to our Research Guides, which are pages created by librarians to help students do research in a particular subject or class. You will also find a link to citation help and access to our RefWorks program, as well as links to our library catalog and databases.

Use Your Library

In the Use Your Library area students can submit an InterLibrary Loan request or use the Request a Purchase option to suggest the library buy certain material.

Contact the Library

The Contact option on the About menu includes general library contact information as well as contact information for the librarian assigned to your major. Library hours and events are also available under this menu.

The End!

The McKay Library website is a gateway to hundreds of useful resources for learning and for study. As you use them, they will become more familiar and useful to you

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