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Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19

Use this guide to learn how to access library resources online and get virtual support with your research during the COVID-19 pandemic closure.

Reserves Materials

Print reserve services are unavailable for Fall 2020. To request an e-book (if available) or a portion of a book to be scanned, please use the form linked above.

We are processing course material reserve requests as they come in, and appreciate your patience as we work with limited staff and interruptions in distribution chains in a rapidly changing situation. If we can acquire a multi-user license library e-book to fulfill your request, we will do so.

For texts where an e-book is unavailable, we are currently fulfilling scanning requests for e-reserves that exceed best practices under normal circumstances. Note, however, that we must still ensure that our scanning practices are reasonable in relation to these extraordinary circumstances, and we are unable to digitize entire copyrighted texts. Please limit your request to only the portions of a given work that are needed for your course, and only distribute these copies to students using Brightspace to ensure that access is limited to those enrolled in the course.

Faculty interested in exploring additional free and open alternatives to traditional course materials are encouraged to visit the Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative LibGuide for more information. 

Online Library Instruction

Librarians will continue to support your information literacy needs, including:

  • offering live (synchronous) Zoom instruction sessions with a librarian
  • creating pre-recorded (asynchronous) Zoom instruction sessions with a librarian
  • providing help embedding library how-to videos, LibGuides, etc. into Brightspace
  • scheduling individual or small group research consultation sessions via Zoom

Streaming Media