Library Services During COVID-19

Updated: August 27, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we have made the following changes to library services for the rest of the Fall 2020 semester.

Library Hours

This fall, the library is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The library is open only to allow students access to computers, and printers. 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.

Due Dates

All due dates for currently borrowed materials have been extended to September 1, 2020. As the COVID-19 situation develops, it may be necessary to extend due dates even further. Borrowed items may be returned to the library any time the campus is open.

Borrowing from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Books from Other Libraries:

We are not able to borrow books or other physical items from other libraries at this time.

Articles from Other Libraries:

Requests for articles (and any other requests) that can be delivered via email will still be filled.

Library Course-Integrated Instruction

Librarians will continue to teach online in the fall semester. To 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.