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Library Support for Teaching During the Closure

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In keeping with the campus announcement to extend remote instruction and its related activities through the end of spring quarter, and in support of the health and well-being of the campus community and the library staff, the University Library expects that library buildings will remain closed through spring quarter.  There will be no access to the physical collection while the building is closed. The University Library is committed to supporting the success of remote instruction and is making as much of its collection and services accessible online as it can.

Remote Access to Course Content

  • Much of the Library’s collection is accessible in eBook format now. Request additional titles needed for your teaching using our recommend a purchase form. If an eBook can be licensed for academic use, the library will license it. For ebooks already in our collection, research@library.ucsc.edu can confirm if the title has a multi-user license suitable for your course needs.
     
  • The University Library has expanded its support for licensing streaming media required for teaching through June. Faculty may request films required for teaching your courses using our purchase form. If a required film can be licensed for academic use, the library will license it. 
     
  • The University Library has and will continue to take advantage of publisher offers to expand access to content not currently licensed by the University Library through June - see Library Trials to see what is available now.
     
  • The University Library’s Interlibrary Loan service will continue to fill requests that can be readily completed and delivered electronically such as book chapters, tables of contents and articles. See the Interlibrary Loan page for more information and details on how to submit a request.

 

Library Support for Remote Instruction

The University Library has adapted its teaching support services for remote instruction and we are ready to work with you and your students. Instructors may reach out to research@library.ucsc.edu with questions. Visit the Digital Scholarship web page for up to date information about library services to support remote instruction. 

 

Questions?

Librarians are available by email, chat, and virtual appointments to assist.