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interior Leddy LibraryThe Leddy Library has modified its services to support the online fall semester.

Leddy Library offering modified services for fall semester

With most classes moving online, the Leddy Library has modified its services to support the online fall semester.

Research consultations with librarians will continue to be available online and select on-campus services have been modified to safely resume operations.

While the library building remains closed for the fall semester, it can be accessed by appointment for select services and material pickup.

The library has been working with health and safety staff to develop plans to resume services and resource circulation while keeping our community safe.

Starting Monday, Sept. 14, the library will make a limited number of computer workstations in the building available for student use. Students are required to make an appointment to reserve a workstation online.

“We recognize that some students may not have sufficient computing or specialized software at home to support their studies,” said Art Rhyno, Leddy Library systems department head. “It is important that we resume access to computer workstations in a safe manner.”

Workstations have been relocated to ensure social distance and additional cleaning procedures are in place. Appointments are limited to 10 three-hour reservations each day, five appointments in the morning and five in the afternoon.

Contactless pickup and digital delivery options are available for accessing books and other physical items.

Students can request physical loan materials through the library website for contactless pickup. In addition, digital delivery enables students to request electronic files of scanned material within the allowable copyright laws and fair dealing guidelines.

Strict health and safety protocols to provide these services must be followed. All students going onto campus must follow the campus directives outlined on the Return to Campus webpage.

The library will have limited capacity and can be accessed only with an appointment.

For more information visit the library’s website or view its frequently asked questions.

—Marcie Demmans