Libraries

Fall 2020 FAQs

The Clermont College Library will reopen on August 24 with both physical and virtual support.

This page will continue to evolve as the semester progresses. Check back soon!

Space

Beginning August 24, the library will be open to UC faculty, staff, and students with the following hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our hours and services are also subject to change due to changing safety measures, public health guidance, and directives.

Only the first floor of the Clermont College Library will be open with limited spaces. Study space, computers, and printing will be available.

The second floor including the library stacks and study rooms will be closed.

When visiting the library, please bring your Bearcat ID and visit the front desk. Our team member will sign you in and assign you a seat. Due to the small space available, we ask that you limit your time to 2 hour intervals.

Items to note:

  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Furniture cannot be moved.
  • Food and drink will not be permitted. 
  • We ask that you clean your space before and after use.

Circulation

Yes. The due date for all UC Library Materials will be February 15, 2021. Early returns are accepted and encouraged if the item(s) is no longer needed. 

The contactless Click and Collect service hours expand beginning Monday, August 24. At this time, materials at other UC Libraries must be picked up at the owning UC Library.

Requested materials will be available for contactless pick-up on the following business day after receiving a pick up notice via email. You will find your requested material on the pick up cart just inside the library. Please show your Bearcat ID to desk worker before leaving with your material.

The Clermont College Library stacks will be closed to browsing; however, all available items can be requested via the Click and Collect service. Questions about Click and Collect at Clermont can be sent to clermontlibrary@uc.edu.

Materials can now be requested through OhioLINK! Please be patient waiting for your items to arrive. Materials may take longer than usual due to staffing, travel, and quarantine times. 

Questions about your OhioLINK materials can be sent to Clermont College Library Operations Manager, Emily Wages, emily.wages@uc.edu.

Unfortunately, print course reserves and the Clermont College Library textbook program will not be available for Fall 2020.

If you are a student needing course materials, you may see if there are other ways the library can assist you outside of course reserves by emailing clermontlibrary@uc.edu. Questions about course reserves from faculty can be sent to the Clermont College Library Director, Catie Carlson, catie.carlson@uc.edu.

The library will still be loaning calculators and phone chargers. Requests can be made at clermontlibrary@uc.edu or by visiting the front desk.

Headphones will not be available. Laptops and iPads will not be available for at least the first two weeks of classes.

Returning materials will be similar to the contactless pick up of materials. A book drop will be available immediately outside the library in Peter-Jones for book returns. Any other types of materials can be returned to the library front desk.

All returns will be checked in after a quarantine period. Therefore, your items will not be immediately removed from your library account. If you have questions about your return, please contact clermontlibrary@uc.edu

Reference & Instruction

While reference questions will not be addressed at our service desk, there will be many opportunities online to get the help you need:

 

Yes! The library will have a chat service available Monday through Friday on business days from 11 AM - 3 PM. 

In addition, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on business days, online office hours will be available via Web Ex from 10 AM - 11 AM.

Yes! However, for the foreseeable future this will be 100% online. The library is supporting faculty and instructors integrating information literacy into courses with Canvas modules, embedded librarianship, webinars, and videos.

The library is also willing to help instructors needing to integrate library resources into Canvas.

Contact your library liaison for more information.