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9:00 am — 9:00 pm

Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing.

Lydia M. Olson Library COVID-19: information and updates on library resources and services

Last update: January 18, 2021

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND HYGIENE

  • Keep your mask on. It must cover your nose and mouth.
  • Clean & sanitize tables and equipment (e.g., computers, markers, staplers) before and after use. Cleaning supplies are available throughout the library.
  • Maintain social distance. Seats must remain at least 6 feet apart.
  • Do not move furniture. The tables are arranged to allow social distance and easy pathways.

EATING AND DRINKING IN THE LIBRARY

  • Drinks and light snacks are allowed. Meals are not. You may shift, but not remove, your mask.
  • A designated dining area is available on the first floor of Harden Hall. For on-campus indoor public space, persons may remove a mask to eat or drink ONLY at areas specifically designated for seated dining. Designated seated dining areas will have signs and will be limited to one hour of use.

STUDY ROOMS

  • Study rooms are closed until further notice.

AFTER-HOURS STUDY SPACE

  • Harden Hall’s first floor will be open late on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until midnight. Security provided by the NMU Police Department.

CONTACT A LIBRARIAN

  • Librarians are available to help you Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm via phone, email, or chat. Research help is also available in-person Monday-Thursday 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm, and by appointment.
  • You can also arrange an online meeting with a Librarian for help finding information, citing sources, and more. Visit the Departmental Liaison page to find a librarian with expertise in your subject area and to schedule an appointment.

LIBRARY MATERIALS

BORROWING ITEMS

  • Physical items are loaned during library regular hours.
  • Electronic items may be accessed using OneSearch.
  • MeLCat and interlibrary loan are available.
  • Curbside pickup is available for any NMU, MeLCat, or Interlibrary Loan items that you have received a confirmation message stating the items are available on the hold shelf. Please schedule a pickup time in advance.
  • If you are quarantined or working/studying remotely, please contact us to learn about alternative methods for receiving library materials.

RETURNING ITEMS

  • Items can be returned to the library during regular hours.
  • If you have graduated or your faculty/staff position with NMU has ended, please return your library materials as soon as possible.

DIGITAL MEDIA TUTORING CENTER AND VIRTUAL REALITY

  • The Digital Media Tutoring Center is open during the Winter 2021 semester. Tutors use a second monitor to provide help while maintaining social distance. Hours are posted at https://lib.nmu.edu/services/digitalmedia.
  • Virtual Reality is unavailable until further notice.

COMMUNITY BORROWER PROGRAM

EVENTS

  • All in-person, public events in Olson Library are canceled until further notice.

CENTRAL UPPER PENINSULA & NMU ARCHIVES

  • The Archives physical space is open by appointment. The public may make an appointment or submit reference queries via email (archives@nmu.edu) or phone at 906-227-1225. The number of patrons is limited to allow for social distancing.

UPDATES ABOUT COVID-19 FROM THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

Northern Michigan University will provide the latest news and updates on a COVID-19 Information page.

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