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Important information regarding library services during UIUC campus response to COVID19 outbreak:

Our hours have changed dramatically from our usual.
 
As of Monday, March 16, 2020 Ricker Library will be closed to the public.
 
Other library locations: 
-The Undergraduate Library (UGL) will close to the public at 5pm until further notice. 
-Main Circulation, Social Science Health and Education Library (SSHEL), Grainger Engineering Library Information Center will be open to the public 10am-4pm. We may adjust this by further limiting hours as circumstances change.
-We will implement the social distancing and other practices recommended by the CDC, to the best of our ability.
 
As of 5pm next Friday (March 20th):
 
Ricker Library will continue to be closed to the public
 
Other Library locations
-All libraries except Main Circulation, and SSHEL will be closed to the public.
Main Circulation and SSHEL will be open for patron services 10am-4pm M-F.
-Circulation and reserve functions for all libraries will be consolidated through the Main Circulation desk (SSHEL items can be retrieved in SSHEL). 
-We will develop specific plans and procedures for reserves. Please note at this time we do not plan on moving reserve items, though we will consider a call-slip type system.
-We plan to continue scan-on-demand services.
 
Moving forward, Ricker’s services will generally look like the following:
 
Circulation
Locally-held items:
Please use the library catalog to request items. These will be delivered to the Main Library circulation desk. Please note, we no longer have access to mailing books via campus mail.
 
I-Share:
I-Share is suspending borrowing for the foreseeable future.
Interlibrary Loan:
Interlibrary Loan services will continue for the forseeable future.
Research services:
Ricker Library staff are working on getting digital reference services in place, such as instant messaging and video chats. An online booking system for people who want individualized attention to meet with Emilee Mathews. They can sign up for appointments here: https://uiuc.libcal.com/appointments/emilee_mathews
Additionally, we have created a resource guide that pulls together information on library e-resources of interest to art and architecture disciplines. Please find that here: https://guides.library.illinois.edu/art_arch_COVID19/home
 
Teaching: 
We will teach via Zoom if you’d like to arrange something with us. We’re happy to help, especially if you’re suddenly assigning a more research-oriented assignment, for example.
 
Collections:
If you’d like us to track down streaming films or ebooks, we are happy to work on that. We plan to put together a list of online resources to help with your teaching and with students needing resources for papers etc.
We have a number of questions about how we will be working to provide support to faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing rickerlibrary@library.illinois.edu.

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