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COVID-19: Information and Research Support Salve Regina: Library Resources and Services for Distance Learning

Message from Your Librarians

To protect the health of library staff, we have made the difficult decision to close the library to all users until further notice.  During that time, library staff will provide the following services to support the Salve community:

Library Materials

  • We have added additional electronic resources for Spring 2020 to support remote learning and scholarship.
  • Due dates for Salve-owned books have been extended until May 1.
  • Items can be returned to the book drop near McKillop Library's front entrance or via USPS Media Mail. View our FAQ page for specific instructions on shipping books.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Electronic access to articles, book chapters, and book excerpts from other libraries
  • Scanning of limited portions of books from McKillop Library’s physical collection. Requests can be submitted through interlibrary loan. Note: If you first need access to the table of contents or subject indexes of Salve-owned books in order to determine the content needed, complete this form and we will scan and send these pages to you directly.

Course Reserves

  • Electronic course reserves, including scanning and posting limited portions of Salve-owned print material, posting files provided by faculty, providing access to e-books and films available through library databases, and purchasing access to streaming films..

Research and Instruction Support:

  • Remote research support services are offered by McKillop librarians during the following hours: Mon-Thu, 10am – 8pm, and Fri, 10am-4pm.
  • Synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction to support online learning
  • Research consultations with your academic liaison librarian can be scheduled via email or with our existing appointment booking tool.

Services suspended until further notice:

  • Interlibrary loan and HELIN requests for physical items from other libraries.
  • Access to the library’s physical collections and study spaces.
  • Requests for print books and DVDs owned by Salve are suspended until at least April 13th, as per Governor Raimondo's stay at home order.
  • The library has been asked to order new materials only if they directly support a course offered this semester. However, as per the governor's stay at home order, we will not be purchasing and cataloging print materials until the order is lifted. 

If you have additional questions related to our changes in service, please visit our special FAQ pages, which are updated daily!

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Guide Purpose

This guide's purpose is twofold: to provide informational resources about COVID-19 and to provide access to library resources to support online course planning. 

This guide was created with the help of other libraries' guides, including: Princeton University, New York University's Health Sciences Library, UC Merced, Association of College & Research Libraries, and the New Jersey State Library.