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Accessing Library Materials over Break


Happy Holidays.jpgAs the semester draws to a close and exhausted student’s flee campus for the comfort and relaxation of home, the University Libraries are getting ready for a little down time of our own. Dewey and the Science Library will be closed from December 20th to January 1st. The University Library will be closed December 25th and January 1st. These closing necessitate a change in certain services:

UA Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Items on Hold

Beginning Wednesday, December 18th items will NOT be sent to Dewey or Science Library for pick-up. They will be placed “On Hold” at the University Library Circulation Desk.
On Thursday, December 19th any items “On Hold” at Dewey or Science that have not been picked up will be shipped to the University Library where they will remain “On Hold”. You may pick up your items from the University Library Circulation Desk.
On Thursday, January 2nd, any items that were “On Hold” for you at the University Library will be shipped back to your regular pick up location. (Please allow for turnaround time.)

Office Delivery

Office delivery services for Faculty, including the East Campus and College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), will be suspended from December 20th through January 1st due to closed buildings and reduced mail services during the Limited Operations Period of the Intersession Energy Savings Initiative. (NOTE: This does NOT include home delivery services for Distance Ed users and for Patrons with Disabilities.)

Submitting UA Delivery Requests for Materials from Dewey and Science Libraries

While the Dewey and Science Libraries are closed, you may continue to use our UA Delivery Services. Library staff will make runs to the two libraries based on the demand. Requested items will be brought to the University Library for processing. Please allow for longer turnaround times.

Book Delivery - You may submit requests for books from Dewey and Science Libraries. You will be able to pick those books up from the University Library.

Articles - Submit requests as usual.

Submitting Interlibrary Loan Requests

The Interlibrary Loan office will be staffed for regular business hours during the holidays, with the exception that the office will be closed on December 25th and January 1st. You may submit interlibrary loan requests as usual. Due to the holiday closing of many libraries that lend us materials, please expect that it may take a bit longer than usual to fill your requests.
Books - You may submit requests for books as usual. However, during this period all books will be held at the University Library regardless of your normal pick location.

Articles - Submit requests as usual.

Normal schedules for all services will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.

For information on Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery services during the shutdown, call 518-442-3613. For information regarding library services and research help, contact the reference desk at 442-3691 or dewref@albany.edu.

Post created by Cary Gouldin

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