Along with the rest of campus, Hamersly Library will be closed one full week of Winter Break. Since you might be doing research, ordering materials for Winter Term, or needing to check out some books and videos to relax with, here are some tips to plan your library use:
Our calendar provides a complete look at our winter break hours and the resumption of normal hours with Winter Term.
1) Due dates: Any items that would normally come due during the closure (from local collection or borrowed from Summit or Interlibrary Loan), the due dates are pushed back to Dec 30, the first day the campus reopens.
2). Borrowing Summit or Interlibrary Loan materials. Plan ahead to accommodate delivery before our closure–better the books are in your hands for the 10 days than laying in a cold warehouse awaiting our reopening. Want a single deadline for all remote-item ordering?: Thur. Dec. 12.
If you want to spread the deadlines out a bit and still (probably) get your items before we close:
- Order physical items from Interlibrary Loan (WorldCat items) by Thur. Dec. 12. (these average a week to arrive & vary by our distance from the loaning library).
- Order items from Summit by Friday, Dec. 13 (These usually take 2-3 days for delivery, and we get our shipment late in the day. You’ll want the item to arrive by Thursday’s shipment.
- Order journal articles that are not held in our physical or electronic collections by Monday, Dec. 16
3). You’ll have continued access to all electronic resources, including ebooks through the catalog, the databases (including streaming multimedia content from Films on Demand, Theater in Video, and Classical Music Library) and electronic journal access.
4). You are welcome to continue requesting items (from local collection or from Summit or Interlibrary Loan, certain OnDemand articles, and Scan & Deliver materials) and services during the closure through the standard channels. The staff will process the requests once campus reopens on Dec 30. Do remember, though, that staffing might be scarce both at Hamersly and at partner libraries during the whole holiday season, and that can slow response times.
Happy end of term, and Happy Holidays!
photo credit: epSos.de (Photographer). (2012). Glowing Christmas Tree Lights in the Winter Night. [Digital Image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/8259481490/