Listed below is a summary of changes and updates made to Mary B. Blount Library's space and services for the Fall Semester 2020. See the additional information on this page for more details.
To promote contactless check out of books from the Library, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to have books ready for you to pick up. To request books, follow these easy steps:
E-books and databases are also available.
If you need an answer to a question quickly, and in "real time," please try our new chat service called LibChat. When librarians are online, we can direct you with information that will lead you to the resources you want to access, or assist you by suggesting how to approach your research needs. All research questions are welcome with LibChat!
We can also share a screenshot that makes it clear where we are pointing to look for information, or we can provide help through a Zoom session initiated through a chat. To get there, click on the "Chat With Us" button on the bottom of this page. If librarians are offline, fill out a question form and we will contact you via email.
Due to changes necessitated by COVID-19, the right-hand, back corner of the Academic Commons is being used for socially-distanced classroom space.
All other areas of the Commons and Library have been rearranged to promote social distancing while you are studying and/or working on assignments.
Interlibrary loan request(s) may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lending libraries have developed their own policies regarding if and how they are processing interlibrary loan requests during this pandemic. If your request(s) cannot be processed, you will be contacted at the email address you provide when you submit your request(s).