University Libraries

COVID-19 LIBRARY FAQ

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Curbside faq

 

Who is allowed to use curbside services?

Faculty, Staff, and current Students at the University of Toledo

how do i request curbside services?

You may request Carlson or Mulford Library items* through the University Libraries catalog. After items have been collected and processed, users will receive an email to their rocket account notifying items are ready for pickup. Please fill out the form below once you have received pickup notice to schedule curbside service.

*Attempting to request law library, or OhioLINK items will result in error notice.

Please wait for hold pickup notices before scheduling an appointment for pickup. Items will be picked up at the Carlson Library loading dock. We ask all patrons to respect social distancing guidelines and refrain from approaching library personnel.

I Am A Graduate Assistant, Can I Have Permission To Use Curbside?

Yes, if you are a current student or are currently employed by the University of Toledo.

I Am A Student but i am not currently enrolled in classes, Can I Have Permission To Use Curbside?

At this time we are only able to accommodate current students at the University of Toledo.

 

Service FAQ

 

Can i get permission to go inside the Libraries?

Yes! Carlson Library & Mulford Library are open for Intersession Break hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our Fall Semester hours begin on Monday August 17th. For up to date hours of all our University Library locations please visit our hours website at : utoledo.edu/library/info/hours.html

are OhioLINK materials available?

OhioLINK has resumed print lending among participating libraries. You may request items through the OhioLINK Library Catalog. To protect users, they have changed some delivery and processing procedures, so items will take longer to arrive.

Is Interlibrary Loan Available?

Requests for digital and print materials are still being considered. Please note, libraries across the world are affected by closures, we may not be able to fill your request due to financial restraints or availability.

Due to copyright constraints, if you only need a chapter of a particular book, we strongly encourage you to submit it as an article request and indicate it is a book chapter in the "notes" field of the request. This may allow you to receive this item digitally.

I need a book you have physically, will you scan it for me?

At this time we are unable to staff a service that would allow us to scan physical materials. We apologize for the inconvenience.

What services are Still available remotely?

Many of the University Libraries' services are still available remotely. Please visit our Remote Services site for more information : utoledo.edu/library/remoteservices/

 

Carlson library questions

 

Do I have to wear a mask in the library?

Yes. All members of the campus community will be expected to wear face coverings on the University of Toledo campus buildings, including the library.

Can i still check out books?

Local materials from Carlson Library are now available for check-out. For easy checkout we suggest placing a hold on items through the library catalog and picking them up at the Circulation desk the next business day.

Can I study in the library?

Of course! Furniture in Carlson Library has been moved to accommodate many options for study seating. Please by mindful of designated signage posted on tables and limit the number of patrons at each table.

Why are the study rooms closed?

In order to provide students with the most amount of seating possible while still maintaining social distance Carlson Library opted to bring tables out of the study rooms for use on the open floor.

Are the computers and printers still available?

Computers and printers are still available!

Information Technology has created a central location for printing near the south entrance of Carlson Library and reduce the number of active work stations on the 1st floor of Carlson Library to ensure appropriate social distancing.

Last Updated: 8/12/20