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Coronavirus/COVID-19 - University Library Updates

Temporary Library Services Page - Response to COVID-19

The University Library has closed in-person services. We are still providing online services. For research and library services visit the side links and the FAQ's below. 

Library FAQ's

Where do I return my books? Am I getting fined if I can't return them?

Are the study rooms open?

Can I still access Course Reserves materials my professor assigned to my class?

Can I still access articles, books, and videos online?

Can we still request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)? What about CSU+?

I used to use software on the library's computers that I don't have access to now. What should I do?

Can I still get research help?

Graduate Students: How do I submit the signed Approval Form and Certification of Approval page?


 

Where do I return my books? Am I getting fined if I can't return them?

Beginning May 11, 2020, you may return library books, DVD & CD disks (check-outs from Stan State Library, through CSU+ & Interlibrary Loan) to the two book drops on campus. The book drops are located by the Reflecting Pond and by the Library Annex LX25.

Library loans that were due during the library closure have all been extended. We will also waive overdue fines incurred during the current semester. If you have any questions please contact Library Circulation Department at questions@library.csustan.edu.

(Rental textbooks from the campus Bookstore should be returned to the Bookstore, not the Library book drops.)

 

Are the study rooms open?

The study rooms, Library Annex 8, 9, and 26, are currently closed, as well as the circulation and research desk in Library Annex 25. If you have any questions please contact questions@library.csustan.edu.

 

Can I still access Course Reserves materials my professor assigned to my class?

The Circulation desk in Library Annex 25 is currently closed. Course Reserves materials in print format are not accessible at this point. We are, however, able to locate some of the reserves items in electronic format and will continue to look for more. 

Please consult this list to find out if materials assigned to your class are available in electronic format. You may have to create a personal account to access some of the books (for ex., RedShelf, Bookshelf). If the items assigned to your course are noted as ‘Not available’, please consult your instructor for further advice.

Most of these materials will not be available after the end of the semester, May 25, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact questions@library.csustan.edu; or speak with a librarian via email or chat.

Quick tip on creating an account to access free resources:

  • If you do not receive a confirmation email after creating an account using your campus email, you may want to try again using a personal email.Students have also reported difficulty with creating a RedShelf account, please also try VitalSource for the same title.

 

Can I still access articles, books, and videos online?

The University Library will continue to have access to digital materials, including media, ebooks, articles, databases and more, available to you off-campus. Use OneSearch to find these online resources. You will need to log-in to acquire materials using your campus username and password. Articles, books, and videos in print format are not available due to the closure of Library Annex 25.

Ask us for help, via email or chat, if you have any questions.

  • Quick tips to access peer-reviewed or scholarly sources: When searching through OneSearch and our databases, limit your search to peer-reviewed journals (in OneSearch) or peer-reviewed scholarly articles (in databases like EBSCOhost) and use the full text available links in OneSearch or the full text PDF links in the databases to view the articles.

 

I used to use software on the library's computers that I can't access now. What should I do? 

You can get access to some software tools by visiting the Licensed Software Tools page on OIT’s website to learn about what software is available to students, including temporary at-home access due to COVID-19. Tools listed include Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, SPSS Statistics, and VoiceThread. Please be aware, some of this software is only temporarily accessible off-campus.

 

Can we still request items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)? What about CSU+?

We can digitally deliver journal articles from the University Library collection and from other libraries directly to your campus e-mail via Interlibrary Loan. Use OneSearch to search for articles and journals online. However, you cannot request book items from CSU+ and Interlibrary Loan at this time, due to the suspension of courier service.

 

Can I still get research help?

Of course! Librarians are available to chat with you 24/7. If you need to make an appointment with a librarian for research help, please e-mail Library_Reference@csustan.edu for help via phone, email, or Zoom.

 

I am a graduate student and will be submitting my thesis/project/dissertation to the Library this semester.  How do I submit the signed Approval Form and Certification of Approval page at the Circulation Desk now that the Library Annex LX25 is closed?

Due to the current closure of in-person services, the University Library is accepting Approval Form for Thesis, Project or Dissertation Submission and Certification of Approval page of thesis/project/dissertation manuscript through email this semester, spring 2020.  Please follow the simple steps below:

  1. Complete the Approval Form for your thesis/project or dissertation. On the signature lines, type in: Sign by email, and fill in the date.
  2. Save a copy of your manuscript’s Certification of Approval page in PDF format and type on the signature lines: Sign by email, and fill in the date.
  3. Send both files (Approval Form and Certification of Approval Page) as email attachments to TPDApprovalPage@Library.csustan.edu AND COPY the Chair of your thesis/project/dissertation Committee.
  4. Your forms are authenticated by way of copying your Committee Chair. You will receive an acknowledgement when your forms are received and accepted.

Consult the Services for Graduate Student guide for other information; or contact us at questions@library.csustan.edu, if you have any questions.

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