COVID-19 timeframe FAQ
Library staff members are available via chat Monday-Friday, 9 am – 7 pm and Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm.
We do not yet have a timeline for opening; we continue to work with the campus administration on a plan, but we probably won’t have an answer until June. When the library does open, it will almost certainly do so in phases, opening up to students and faculty first and to the general public later.
As soon as we have concrete information about the library’s opening timeline, we will post it on our website.
Virtually all of our journals and databases are available remotely and can be accessed using the same methods as always. All of our ebooks are also available remotely. Thanks to the HathiTrust archive, roughly half of the books in our print collections can also be read online during the COVID-19 crisis. For information about how to use this service, visit Hathi Trust User Information. For help with HathiTrust, use our Help resources.
The Marriott Library’s exterior book drop is available at the Level 1 entrance adjacent to the Campus Store. If you have left the state and are not returning in the fall, please let us know and we will work out a way for you to return them.
At this time, you may return the laptop/hotspot to the University Union Services Desk Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. If you have graduated or have left the area, we will send you a pre-paid shipping label to you via email so that you can package and return the items. Please email our Shipping and Receiving Coordinator so that he can coordinate the label and get you some information about the return process.
The circulation team is available and will work with you to resolve any outstanding issues on your account.
If the item you are requesting is available as an electronic copy, the e-version will be supplied to you in place of the physical copy. Email us with the title, author, and year of publication of the item(s) you are interested in. Physical requests will be sent out every Friday.
Our electronic collections are available for faculty, students, and staff of the U. At this time, community access to government materials is restricted. Contact Shane Wallace for more information.
Email to suggest-a-purchase. We will purchase scholarly items needed for research and learning. We will purchase an electronic format of the item if it’s available and print format if no viable electronic format is available. You will be notified how to access the electronic format or, if the item is in print, it will be sent to your home as quickly as shipping options allow.
Currently the computer lab in the Union is open and there is a printer available for use there.
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