Welcome to summer! Despite Henry James’ observation regarding summer afternoons¹, we know summer can often be a very busy and productive time for many faculty and students. With this in mind, the majority of library services are available online even while our buildings and collections remain closed.
Whether you are teaching this summer or preparing for the fall, we encourage you to submit requests for any materials you plan to use in upcoming courses as early as possible. You can do so via the following links:
- Request online reserves (including digitization of physical items)
- Request digital copies of print materials from the general collection (for faculty only)
- Request digital copies of materials from Special Collections & Archives, Archaeology and Anthropology collections, CEAS collections, Music and World Music Archives, or the Visual Resources Collection
- Request a purchase, including duplicate e-books
- Request electronic articles and book chapters from Interlibrary Loan
Our librarians and collections managers continue to provide research support via email, chat, and Zoom, and are preparing to start both on-site and online classroom instruction once classes start up again.
If you are planning on integrating the library and collections into your syllabus, we encourage you to contact the following as soon as possible to allow for adequate planning and preparation time.
Please note that the Davison Art Collection remains closed due to the move of the collection from Alsop House to Olin. However, you can still access over 6,000 digital images of collection objects online.
The following links may be helpful to you and your students:
- Library Subject Guides – resources by discipline
- Streaming videos & Streaming audio – ideal for remote learning
- Databases – 426 in total
- Free online resources
- Off-campus access to library resources
- Accessing library resources when on the VPN
We hope to provide faculty and student access to our physical collections come fall, following university and state guidelines and protocols.
¹ “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”