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Penguin Prepared @ the Library

Find out what the Alemany Library is doing to keep you safe!

Help make the Library Safe!

If you are on campus or teaching virtually, the library will give its all to support you, but the best way you can help us is to:

Avoid Printing (on-campus)

Please avoid requiring printed copies of syllabi, assignments, PowerPoint slides, etc. Allowing for 6 ft. social distancing means we will have fewer student computers and longer wait times at the library printers. Printing also requires the use of the touch-screen kiosk, which means constant sanitation after each student prints a document.

Make Smaller Groups (on-campus)

If possible, please consider smaller groups for projects or study sessions.  Allowing for 6 ft. social distancing means only 2 students max at the group study tables.

Allow Extra Time

Allow for extra time to request books and articles from partner libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Remember that books and other materials will be quarantined for three days after being returned, so items may not be available as quickly.  

Use Online Appointments and Zoom Lectures

Please urge your students to make an online appointment with a librarian as soon as they have research to do. Consider a Zoom library session for your online and in-person classes. We can provide these Zoom lectures live or recorded to be viewed at your students' convenience. Contact your Library Liaison for help.

Supporting Your Online Classes

Self-Service for Check-out of Books & Other Materials (on-campus): A self-service checkout machine is being installed at the circulation desk.

E-Reserves: Instead of providing physical reserves we will be providing electronic reserves to avoid shorter loan periods and the need for quarantining material for three days before it can be used again. Please contact Ethan Annis ( or Diana Duran ( for more information.

Book Scanner and Faculty Video Recording Room (on-campus): Use of the Zeta Book Scanner and use of LIB 211 as a video recording room for faculty.

Our LibGuide on how to link to articles in our databases

Faculty Select - our tool for finding Open Educational Resources and electronic textbooks that the library can purchase with no DRM attached:

Online research help via chat, text, and Zoom appointment:

Library Liaisons available to provide online research help for various subjects:

Research Skills Tutorials and Guides available 24-7:

Access to thousands of academic journals, e-books, and streaming video via our online databases  

(Please Note: The increased demand for streaming video means that we frequently run into limits on access. Please be patient as we navigate this. Let us know when there are problems and we will do our best to address it quickly).

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