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FSU Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Monday, May 18, 2020

Changes to Operations

FSU Libraries are currently closed to help slow transmission of the coronavirus. Our extensive online resources and services are still available. Learn more about Off-Campus Access

Collections and Borrowing

Library CollectionsAs always, our extensive online resources are available both on- and off-campus. Physical collections are not available for checkout during the library closure, and LEDS delivery has been suspended. Some vendors are providing temporary access to additional resources, listed here.

Due Dates and Fines: Due dates will be extended and fines will be waived for FSU-owned library items until after the libraries reopen. For information about interlibrary loan items, please contact lib-borrowing@fsu.edu.

Returning Items: If you have items checked out, you are welcome to keep them until FSU returns to normal operations. Due dates are listed in your account and will be automatically delayed until after the libraries reopen. If you wish to return materials, you may use a book drop on campus or return them by mail to FSU Libraries, 116 Honor's Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 

Interlibrary LoanILL is accepting requests for articles and book chapters. We will fulfill requests when electronic copies are available, but there may be delays due to library closures nationwide. Interlibrary Loan for print materials has been suspended. For information about interlibrary loan due dates, please contact lib-borrowing@fsu.edu.

Course Reserves: We are accepting requests for electronic course reserves, which are uploaded directly into Canvas. Instructors who need library materials scanned for their courses may use our Reserve Item Request page. For audiovisual materials, please see our Streaming Media Course Reserves information page and request form. Physical course reserves are still suspended.

UBorrowState University Libraries UBorrow service is temporarily suspended. For information about UBorrow due dates, please contact lib-uborrow@fsu.edu.

Library Services

Research Help: Reference and general research assistance is available online through our Ask A Librarian service, which is available daily. For more in-depth research help, including research consultations on Zoom, please contact your subject librarian or use our request form.

Tutoring: Late night STEM tutoring is available via Zoom. Please see our Online Tutoring page for links, a list of subjects, and current hours of operation.

Support for Remote Teaching: Librarians are available to support classes with instruction and research help in Canvas and on Zoom. To request library instruction, please visit our instruction services page, reach out to your subject librarian, or fill out a request formWe can also help identify online, open, or primary source resources to use in online teaching. Our digital research team is available to work with instructors and classes on digital projects, and assistance with navigating copyright guidelines and temporary access to wide-ranging eResources is also available.

Special Collections: For the latest updates on SCA public services, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page or contact us at lib-specialcollections@fsu.edu. Digitized and born-digital resources remain accessible from any web browser in the FSU Digital Library. Special Collections & Archives spaces are closed to the public at this time.

Events: Workshops will be offered on Zoom to accommodate remote learners. Please visit our Event Calendar for up-to-date information on planned events.

A Note from the Dean

The FSU Libraries are deeply committed to serving the needs of our university community and we will continue to provide instructional, research, and delivery services remotely, through online platforms. We are actively working with faculty to embed online instruction and teaching materials in classes. We are not able to deliver physical books to students and faculty through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or from our collections due to the possibility of contamination,  but are actively working with other university libraries and publishers to make more resources available electronically. We are also continuing to support our part-time staff through remote work projects.

Florida State University Alerts

For more FSU news regarding closures and announcements visit FSU Alerts.

 

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