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

Last update: July 1, 2021

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND HYGIENE

  • Masks and social distancing are no longer required if you have been vaccinated.   
  • Unvaccinated persons should continue to wear a face mask when indoors on campus except when in a private living or work space, eating or drinking in a designated eating area, receiving medical care, or if you have a medical exemption to not wear a mask. When we know more about our overall on-campus vaccination levels, the University will reconsider this protocol.

  • Clean & sanitize tables and equipment (e.g., computers, markers, staplers) before and after use. Cleaning supplies are available throughout the library.

STUDY ROOMS

  • Study rooms are available. No NMU ID is necessary. No reservation needed.

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

  • Digital Media Tutoring Center equipment is available during the summer. Tutors are not available during the summer.
  • Virtual Reality is unavailable during the Summer semester.

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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