Fall 2020 Library FAQs

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What are the Library hours for Fall 2020?

Photo of Albion College LibraryThe Library will be open the following hours for Fall 2020:

Monday - Thursday 8am - 11pm

Friday 8am - 8pm

Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 2pm - 11pm

2020-2021 Library Schedule

What changes have been made to the Library buildings?

Mudd EntranceLibrary Entrance

The Library entrance has moved to the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center.  The Stockwell Memorial Library entrance will be closed due to construction on the Cutler Center for Student Success which is scheduled to open later this fall.  Entry to Mudd will be restricted to Albion College students, faculty, and staff using their Albion College ID.

Circulation Desk

The circulation desk has been permanently relocated to the main floor of the Mudd building.  There is an exterior drop box for the return of Library materials at the Mudd entrance.

Public Computers and Printers

Public computers and printers are located on the main floor of the Mudd building.

Furniture

Furniture has been properly spaced for physical distancing throughout the Library.  Please do not relocate furniture.

Room Occupancy

You may be asked to move if a room exceeds capacity.

Wendell B. Will Room

The Wendell B. Will Room will be closed for fall 2020.

 

What safety guidelines do I need to follow in the Library?

Masks

You must wear a mask to enter the Library.  Masks must be worn at all times, except when seated at a table for eating or drinking.

Eating and Drinking

Library patrons may only remove their mask to eat and drink when seated at a table.  They must dispose of all trash and put their mask back on when they are finished eating/drinking.

Physically Distancing

Please maintain physical distancing at all times.

Personal Hygiene

Hand sanitizer dispensers and cleaning supply kits are located throughout the buildings.  If you need cleaning supplies, kits are located at the circulation desk.  The restrooms are open throughout the buildings.

What changes have been made to Library services?

Course Reserves and Chromebooks

For the safety of our community, the Library will not circulate physical course reserves or Chromebooks for the fall 2020 semester. In order to mitigate risk, any circulated materials must be quarantined between transactions, making short-term checkouts impossible.  Links to electronic course materials have been placed on Moodle whenever possible.  The Chromebooks have been relocated to IT for long-term checkout.

Quarantining of Library Materials

Library materials must be quarantined for 72 hours after each use.  Please do not reshelve materials when browsing the stacks.  Place them on one of the conveniently located shelving carts, so they may be properly quarantined.

Library Instruction 

Librarians will provide virtual and in-person instruction.  We are also happy to develop tutorial videos and research guides tailored to your needs.

Research Assistance

Librarians will staff the Ask a Librarian virtual chat Monday through Friday 10am - 5pm.  You can also email library@albion.edu to ask questions or schedule an in-person or virtual consultation.  Additionally, we can be reached by phone at 517-629-0382 Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.

How do I access Library resources remotely?

All of the Library's subscription online resources are available to Albion College faculty, staff, and students from off-campus.  When accessing resources from off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate with your Albion College network username and password*:

 

Off campus accessOnce you have authenticated, all resources will be available to you throughout your session in the browser.  

It is possible the page may time out due to high traffic.  If so, try clicking the login button again or refreshing. 

*If you do not know your Albion College network password, you can reset it following the instructions here:  http://myapps.microsoft.com/ (enter your email address, i.e., abc12@albion.edu, and follow the on-screen instructions). If you are having trouble resetting your password, contact the IT help desk at 517-629-0479 or helpdesk@albion.edu

Finding Articles and Databases

For access to Library eResources, use LibrarySearch or consult the Databases A-Z list. 

For more details, consult the Library Research 101 guide.

If you have questions about accessing online Library resources, please email library@albion.edu and we will respond as soon as possible.

Are interlibrary loan services available?

Interlibrary loan services are back!

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MeLCat borrowing is currently available for requesting books, CDs, and DVDs from libraries throughout Michigan.

ILLiad

ILLiad is up and running for requesting articles, books, and media from libraries throughout the world.