Giovale Library

Giovale Library


Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Giovale Library will be closed, however, the library is committed to supporting you and providing the best service it can at this time.

Giovale Library thanks you for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, email Emily Swanson at eswanson@westminstercollege.edu.

Research Assistance

Face-to-face research assistance has been suspended but librarians will continue to be available through email and chat for you to get research help.

Additionally, the library provides subject-specific research guides as a good starting point for many research needs. New subjects are added as time permits. Additionally, the library’s YouTube channel has video tutorials on the following information:

Information Literacy

We will no longer be providing in-person information literacy sessions, however, librarians can tailor their sessions to online courses. Faculty can contact their liaison librarian for more information.

Library Collection

The majority of the library’s collection is available electronically and can be accessed from anywhere on or off campus. You can search for physical books, electronic books, articles, and more in GriffinSearch or you can search a specific database directly. When accessing databases and GriffinSearch from off campus, you will have to log in using your Westminster username and password. The library will provide access to its book, DVD, AV equipment, and course reserves collections by appointment. Please email library@westminstercollege.edu to set up an appointment.

Interlibrary Loan

The library currently still provides Interlibrary Loan services for print materials; however, the library may not be able to borrow everything due to lending library closures. Delivery time may vary due to circumstances at lending libraries. Once your request is made, the Interlibrary Loan office will work with you to set up an appointment to pick up your item.

Interlibrary Loan services for electronic materials will continue as staffing permits, however, delivery speed may be affected by staffing at Giovale Library and lending libraries across the nation.

Reserves

As long as staffing permits, the library will continue to circulate physical reserve items. Scans of chapters from books on reserve can be requested remotely by filling out the request form. To make arrangement to pick up a reserve item, please email library@westminstercollege.edu.

Laptops

The library is working with Information Services to loan laptops to students that are without a mobile device. Pick up will be by appointment only at Giovale Library. If you need a laptop, you can submit a Help Desk Request.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials (in any medium) that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Open Educational Resources can include textbooks, lesson plans, syllabi, interactive experiences, course assignments, and more, all of which are made freely available under an open license.

Returning Materials

If you would like to return books or DVDs and you can access campus, use the return slot located in the library’s foyer. The entry hall of the library is unlocked and accessible at any time to return items. If you can't access campus, email the library (library@westminstercollege.edu).

Due Dates

For the time being, due dates for all circulating items (except the course reserves collection and Interlibrary Loans) have been extended until the end of the semester.

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