Libraries

COVID-19 Services FAQs

We will continue to update these FAQ’s and applicable web pages and adapt according to needs and feedback. Our hours and services are also subject to change due to changing safety measures, public health guidance and directives. As always, we will update the UCBA community on significant changes via email, the UCBA Library web site and LiBlog posts.

In-Person Services by Appointment Only

The UCBA Library stacks is closed to browsing; however, all available items can be requested via the Click and Collect service. Click and Collect allows users to request available print and media materials from the owning library through the library catalog for pick-up at the owning library.

UCBA Library requested materials are available for contactless pick-up in the Click and Collect area near the UCBA Library entrance. Please do not travel to campus for your holds until you have received an email notification that they are available for pick-up. See our website for library hours and exceptions.

Other UC Libraries materials are unavailable for transit and pick-up at the UCBA Library. Click and Collect is still available for UC Libraries materials at the owning library location. Updates for other UC Libraries can be found at https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.

OhioLINK holds requested for pick-up at the UCBA Library are available in the Click and Collect area near the library entrance.

Laptops and calculators are available for check out to UCBA students. Extended due dates will apply. See the Equipment Lending web page for more details on equipment borrowing.

Library books and media can be placed in the book drop just outside the library entrance anytime the campus is open. Equipment (laptops and calculators) returns can only be returned to the UCBA Library Information Desk during open hours or by appointment. See the Equipment Lending web page for more details on equipment returns.

The library's physical space, including study rooms, will reopen on Monday, January 25, 2021 and will continue through the end of the spring semester Monday-Friday 10am-3pm.

Virtual Services

Faculty can Schedule a Consultation library liaisons about specific research and information literacy (IL) teaching support needs. Our online consultations (via Teams or WebEx) provide a range of support for research (e.g. classroom based, creative, discipline-specific). 

Students can Get Research Help with a research question or finding library resources for research or assignments. 

Use the UCBA Library Chat Service to speak with library staff and faculty in real-time by visiting the library website, Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm.

The Teaching Support page includes links to our information literacy content, incorporating that content into Canvas, scheduling a teaching consultation, and more. Note: library instruction classes are not available for fall semester.

Unavailable Services

As outlined in the July 31, 2020 email to UCBA faculty, Course Reserves will be unavailable at the UCBA Library (and across UC Libraries) for fall semester. 

The UCBA Library stacks will be closed to browsing; however, all available items can be requested via the Click and Collect service.