Beginning on Monday, August 10, 2020, the Tyler Libraries will be opening with limited capacity for the fall semester. Students are asked to limit library visits to essential academic business to maintain space for those in need of devices and individual work space. All library users will be required to adhere to the following:
All students, faculty and staff must sign in when entering the library. Community members and guests may not use the library at this time.
Students, faculty and staff should not come to campus or to the library if they can answer YES to any of the following questions.
By entering the library, users attest that they can say no to all of the above questions.
Beginning Friday, December 11, 2020, the Tyler Libraries will be closed to the public until Friday, January 15, 2021. Library services will be available online for services beginning December 11 - January 15, 2021 (no online services December 22 - January 3).
*subject to change without notice.
Due to social distancing, the Tyler Libraries’ staff will be available during operating hours to answer questions remotely. On-campus services will include book retrieval from library stacks and contactless pick up of those materials.
Research help for topics, search skills, and using various resources will be directed to the Tyler Libraries’ Ask-a-Librarian service to connect with the librarians online.
The Tyler Libraries’ stacks will be closed to students. Library staff will retrieve books from the library stacks for contactless pick-up from the designated location in each campus library. You can request books online and pick-up from the Tyler Libraries. For more information, visit our Finding Books page.
Book returns should be placed in the outdoor book drops or designated return locations at each campus library. It may take up to 10 days for items to be removed from your library account. Fines and fees will not accrue during this time.
The Tyler Libraries maintain a large online collection of ebooks, articles (both scholarly and popular), and other resources to assist with research and course needs. Visit the Libraries’ A to Z List of Databases to see all of our online offerings.
Interlibrary loan is available for electronic titles not currently available in the Tyler Libraries’ collections. Physical materials (books, DVDs, etc.) are not available through ILL at this time. To place an ILL request, please use the form below.
The Textbook bank will be available for check out; however, due to safety precautions, materials may not be available for up to 7 days after return.
Anatomy models are not available at this time; however, students have access to Gale Interactive Human Anatomy to replace physical models.
Due to social distancing guidelines, technology help will be offered remotely for general assistance. Library staff will not be able to assist users with personal computers. Issues with college-owned devices will require a contactless drop-off for repairs/updates. Students will be contacted to schedule an appointment for a contactless pick-up once repairs are completed.
Fall 2020 Laptop Borrowers: Laptop Loan Update
Please return your laptop & charger after your final exams end. All library laptops need to be prepared & reimaged for the Spring 2021 semester. If your fall 2020 laptop is not returned for updates, technical issues will occur with resource such as Office, Respondus, and other learning applications.
If you are taking Spring classes, you are welcome to borrow an updated device when you return your current loan (while supplies last). If no laptops are available at the time of your return of the fall laptop, you can add your name to our waitlist to borrow a laptop after January 6, 2020.
If you do not enroll in Spring classes, you will be asked to return your laptop. We cannot guarantee you will be ‘re-loaned’ the same device the following semester.
How to Return:
The Tyler Libraries can loan students devices to help complete course work. Students in need of technology should visit the Libraries’ Technology Loans page for more information on borrowing.
Students are encouraged to borrow a device to limit the need to visit the libraries for computer use.
Printing and scanning services will be available at each campus library; however, staff members are unable to assist with extensive printing needs. Instructions on how to print and scan using library equipment will be provided to users.
The Tyler Libraries will have limited individual study space available to students only. Students will sign in at the front desk and be directed to the area they are assigned.
Group study is not permitted at this time.
Study rooms are not available at this time.
No food or drinks will be allowed in the libraries at this time.