Library Services During COVID-19
Updated: April 10, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we have made the following changes to library services for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.
Starting March 30, the library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The library is open only to allow students access to computers, printers, and the Campus Cupboard, which is temporarily located inside the OSD office. See further details about available library services below.
Library Study Spaces
All library study areas, including group study rooms, are closed until further notice. There are a limited number of computers available in the library for student use. Printers are available as well.
Research Assistance (Reference Instruction)
We're still here to help you!
You can get help from a librarian over the phone, by email, and through chat. The chat service is available 24 hours a day. Normandale librarians answer chats when possible; all other chats are answered by other librarians in our chat co-operative.
Physical Library Materials (Books, DVDs, etc.)
Physical library materials and equipment (books, DVDs, course reserves, calculators, laptops, etc.) are not available at this time due to COVID-19 safety precautions. However, the library has a large collection of online resources available (articles, ebooks, streaming videos, etc.), and we continually add to this collection. If you would like assistance finding online sources, please contact a librarian.
All due dates for currently borrowed materials have been extended to May 18, 2020. As the COVID-19 situation develops, it may be necessary to extend due dates even further.
Borrowing from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)
Books from Other Libraries:
Articles from Other Libraries:
Library Course-Integrated Instruction
Librarians are teaching online for the rest of the semester. To schedule (or re-schedule) library instruction, and for all other instruction-related questions, faculty should email David Vrieze-Daniels. We continue to be available for evening and weekend classes and can accommodate both synchronous and asynchronous instruction methods.