|Access to the Libraries||Limited Access||The James B. Duke, Maxwell Music, and Sanders Science Libraries will be open ONLY to students, staff, and faculty with Palacard swipe access for the fall semester. Up to date hours can be accessed on our website.|
|Check-out of physical items (books, DVDs, etc.)||Limited Availability||
The stacks of James B. Duke and Sanders Science library are open and available to browse.
We can scan some segments of books and periodicals for students, faculty, and staff working remotely. Please see Scan and Deliver.
|Research Assistance help||Yes||Use CHAT IS ONLINE button at the top of the web page, text your question to (864) 214-7172, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message at (864) 294-2195. We will continue to respond to inquiries December 10-18 and January 5-15, but when the libraries are closed, research assistance will also not be available. Please see detailed hours information above.|
|Appointments with Librarians||Yes||All appointments are virtual. See MAKE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH A LIBRARIAN on this page.|
|Interlibrary Loan (ILL)||Yes||
While our staff are back to work, we are beholden to the staffing at other institutions and the functionality of the USPS for interlibrary loan. It is best to expect possible delays. Submit requests through ILLiad.
Fall 2020 deadlines are as follows - for students, physical item request cutoff is 11/11/20. Digital item requests (articles, book chapters, etc.) end 12/9/20.
For faculty and staff, requests are ongoing, but please note there is will be a considerable delay from December 15 until the spring semester due to our lending partners, holiday mail issues, and the weeks the library is closed (and the employees are on vacation.)
PASCAL requests can be made through the catalog beginning January 12, 2021.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. Some items may be inaccessible.
"Pick-up Anywhere" and "Visiting Patron" services will not be available for the Fall 2020 semester.
12/4/20 is the last day anyone can place a PASCAL Delivers request. 12/15/20 is the last day a PASCAL courier will deliver books to or pick books up from our libraries.
If you currently have a PASCAL Delivers book checked out, no fines will be given. You may keep that book until you return to campus for the spring semester.
|Book returns||Yes||Materials can be returned at all libraries but will be quarantined for a short period of time before they are checked in.|
|The Library Cafe||Limited||
For the fall semester, only students may make purchases at TLC. View library café menu.
Hours for 2020 Fall Semester (only up to November 20)
The Library Cafe will reopen Tuesday, January 19th.
Maximum Capacity: 14 people
Opened seven days per week via card swipe, the Study Lounge is closed each morning 5AM-7AM for cleaning. Two desktop computers, a printer/scanner, and mobile dry erase boards are available in this space. Students are expected to adhere to published guidelines for cleaning, occupancy limits, and mask use.
Safety features in this space include security video cameras and an emergency phone to contact University Police.
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