Monday, March 30th, 2020
In response to the university's policy on social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Spalding University Library has altered its hours of operation. Physical access to the library building will be limited to specific faculty, staff, and students who otherwise lack the necessary technology to do their work from home. Library staff will be available through chat, email, and phone during our regularly scheduled hours. You can find more information about accessing the library and resources on the page below.
Our chief concern is the health of our patrons and staff. We request that patrons to our library continue best practices suggested by the CDC: maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and take necessary steps to prevent spreading the virus, even if you have no symptoms. Most importantly, stay at home if you are symptomatic or have other reasons to believe you may be contagious.
Thank you for your understanding.
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Librarians will continue to be available online through our chat, email, and via phone (502-585-7130). We continue to offer in-person and virtual (phone or GotoMeeting) appointments to address your research, academic, technological, and learning management system (Moodle/Canvas) needs.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for questions about access. Be sure to include your Spalding ID number. These patrons may enter the building through the accessible door with their Spalding ID. Community members, guests, children, and alumni are not permitted at this time to ensure appropriate social distancing.
We are asking patrons to remain only on the first floor of the library. The basement and 3rd floors are off limits. Restrooms on 2nd floor are available. We have implemented increased sanitizing/cleaning procedures and the availability of hand sanitizer in the building.
Beginning Saturday, March 28th, 2020, the library hours are as follows:
|In-person availability||Virtual availability|
|Sunday||12:00pm - 5:00pm||12:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Monday||11:00am - 4:00pm||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||11:00am - 4:00pm||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||11:00am - 4:00pm||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||11:00am - 4:00pm||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||Closed||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||Closed||9:00am - 5:00pm|
You can always find updated hours for the library here.
Online/Remote Library Instruction
Librarians will continue to offer synchronous and asynchronous library and information literacy instruction in the online environment. See our Library Tutorials page for video tutorials and for interactive online modules, all of which can be included in Moodle and Canvas courses. Our librarians can also work with your students in real-time via video conferencing software (GoToMeeting, Zoom, Canvas Conferences). For more information, please contact Leah Cover.
Due dates for all library materials will be extended until further notice. No fines will be charged during this time. If you receive an overdue notice, you may ignore it. The library is still allowing circulation of physical materials to our students, staff, and faculty as long as the physical building remains open.
The Library will be suspending loaning print materials for the foreseeable future. We will continue to fill requests for electronic resources as we are able. If you have an interlibrary loan book(s) due, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a renewal or return.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or university students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use.
Other internet providers, including AT&T and Comcast, are also providing 60 days of free Wi-Fi internet and have opened Wi-Fi hot spots for public use. (What is a hot spot?) Use the map on this site to find an Xfinity hot-spot near you.
See the KY Council on Post-secondary Education briefing for more information.
Spalding students, faculty, and staff can download the Microsoft Office suite for free from the Spalding portal (my.spalding.edu) under SU Links > Web Services.
Many students come into the library to use our SPSS Statistical Software Software, which is now available online!
The library has a limited number of laptops available for long-term checkout during this temporary transition to online courses. Bring your Spalding ID to the Library during hours of operation to check out a laptop.
With limited access to scanners in the library building, we recommend downloading a free PDF scanner app on your phone, such as Microsoft Office Lens or Genius Scan, to allow PDF creation from your mobile device.