Tuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19: Updates on Library Services and Operations

November 18, 2020 Update

We hope your semester is going well! 

UFV HAS AN UPDATED MASK POLICY:  Masks required – Non-medical masks or face-coverings must be worn in all UFV spaces except if alone in your private office or workspace

Library Closures

  • At the present time, the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus libraries are closed to the public.
Borrowing and Returning Items
  • You can request library books from Abbotsford and Chilliwack through our Select and Collect service.
  • Please return your book using our exterior book drops. 
    • Chilliwack: Outside south entrance of A building
    • Abbotsford: Outside north entrance of G building
    • [Note: there may be a delay in clearing the items from your account, particularly in Chilliwack.) 
  • We are not taking payments for fines at this time. Banner blocks will be temporarily removed to enable registration.
    Library Cards
    • Your Campus card is your library card. You can get your card from the Campus Card office.
    Off Campus Access to Library Resources Online Library Assignments and Tutorials
    Computer Access and Study Spaces
    • Building G is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. 
    • Study space is available in Building A in rooms 300, 305 and 315. Rooms will be open Monday to Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm, and 1 pm - 4 pm.  Closed 12 - 1 for cleaning.
    • The computer lab in Building D, room 226 is open. The computer lab in G210 is closed. 
    • You can now access computer lab software remotely, from off campus.
    Group Work
    • Do you need to get together with a group? Students now have access to a Zoom account through UFV.  "Zoom is a secure video conferencing platform that allows participants to collaborate, share screens, and conduct group activities from nearly any device."
    Interlibrary Loans
    • Interlibrary Loans for journal articles are usually available. Interlibrary loans of print materials are not available at this time.
    Course Reserves
    • If you require the course textbook, please contact the UFV bookstore
    • Online reading lists for articles and book chapters may be available in a course LibGuide or in Blackboard. Ask your instructor.
    Reference Services
    Faculty Support
    UFV Copyright Compliance
    Updated: November 18, 2020

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