Spring Semester Library Access and Services for Students

Spring 2021 Services and Builidng Access - Students

 

The Stewart Library is excited to welcome you back! Things are a little different due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, but the library staff and faculty are dedicated to creating a safe environment while providing services to assist you in your academic success. 

Spring Semester Library FAQs

Find answers to the library's most frequently asked questions here.

 

Building Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday Closed

The book collection is closed off to browsing due to COVID sanitation guidelines, however you may request materials through our request form linked below for pick up by appointment. 

Library materials can be requested for curbside, walk up or mail delivery. Equipment checkouts for Spring term will begin January 8th.

All other library services, including Research Help, will be available online.

 

Library Hours and Services

You can access the library building for the following:

  • A reserved study space, including computer workstations.
  • Reserving a room for Proctorio Testing at the Circulation Desk - 801-626-6545
  • A scheduled test in the Testing Center - 801-626-6847
  • A regularly scheduled class in one of the library classrooms.
  • An appointment with a specific WSU faculty or staff member.
  • A scheduled appointment in Special Collections or University Archives.

 

Why are reservations required?

Public health guidelines require libraries to reduce the occupancy in our spaces through physical distancing. To achieve this, we have taken measures to remove some seating and equipment. Making a reservation will help us keep students, faculty and staff safe because we can monitor building occupancy and support equitable access to a reduced amount of study space and computers. 

Making a reservation will allow you to book a seat before you come to the library or you can reserve a seat when you arrive, depending on availability. More information about making a reservation can be found here.

 

Group Study Rooms

Due to the need for social distancing, the study rooms cannot be reserved for group study at this time.

 

Proctorio Testing

Private rooms are available for Proctorio testing by request. Please contact Circulation desk in Stewart Library: (801) 626-6545 or libcircstaff@weber.edu to schedule a room to take a test.

 

The Testing Center

The Testing Center in the library is open for scheduled tests. Learn more about the Testing Centers reopening plans.

 

Contactless delivery of library materials and equipment

Because we understand that access to equipment and library materials is important, we are offering the following services:

Print Course Reserves

Sanitizing protocols require that we quarantine a book for 24 hours and we cannot provide print course reserve materials under these conditions. We have been working hard to find alternative access to print textbooks in preparation for the Spring 2021 semester. Unfortunately, our efforts have been met with resistance from most textbook publishers who do not provide libraries with electronic purchasing options. Textbook publishers operate on a for-profit model focused on selling electronic versions of textbooks directly to students (We acknowledge the University of Guelph library for their model statement on textbook affordability).

Many students relied on course materials for access to their print textbooks. The Stewart Library is committed to student success. We are working with faculty to identify and provide access to textbook alternatives, including:

  • Using an e-book available from the library’s licensed e-book collection. Many academic e-books are not classified as textbooks and are available for library purchase.

  • Linking to academic content from the library’s existing collection of electronic resources, such as journal articles, streaming media, and other digital material.

  • Adopting an open education resource (OER). OERs are freely available educational materials that are openly licensed to allow for modification and re-use by instructors.

  • Posting individual book chapters or excerpts of scanned content, subject to copyright limitations.

Need advice on how to find and integrate no-cost course materials? Contact your Subject Librarian or the Resource Sharing department at ereserve@weber.edu.

 

Questions?

Call Circulation Services at (801) 626-6545 or email at libcircstaff@weber.edu.

Hours and services are subject to change in response to new public health guidelines, including if campus returns to operating in Orange (Moderate Risk) status.