Hunt Library Update #8 — July 30, 2020
Students frequently rely on using print textbooks from the Course Reserves collection. The library will be making some changes to the access of print books during fall semester to ensure the health and safety of our students and the library staff. We also offer some thoughts on alternative access to print Course Reserves.
Print Book Quarantining
The library is adhering to research findings facilitated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and a variety of additional working groups and subject matter experts. Latest information shows that COVID-19 is not detectable within library materials after four days. Therefore, all print materials returned to the library will be quarantined for four days until further information supersedes.
The library houses a faculty-driven collection of print textbooks available to students during library hours through the Borrow Desk. Books will be checked out to a student until 15 minutes before closing. Once returned, the book will be quarantined. The library is expanding the existing collection with additional print copies, electronic copies when available, and proactively providing textbooks for high impact courses. This effort is partially funded by a grant from the ERAU Bookstore and Follett.
The collection can be searched online and the Borrow Desk can be reached at 386-226-6592. Library hours are posted at the top of the library website.
Book Sections in Canvas
Faculty may wish to leverage Canvas to provide limited, secured readings to their classes under Fair Use guidelines. Please contact Ask a Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Students who need additional access to small portions of books may request them through Document Delivery for access via email. Students may request a copy of 1-2 chapters by emailing email@example.com.
Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources may exist to supplement or substitute some required readings. For assistance or more information see our Open Educational Resources guide or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.