Dunbar Library Hours and Services During COVID-19 Contingency Period

UPDATED. PLEASE SEE OUR CURRENT POST. The Dunbar Library is currently open with regular semester hours throughout the March 30th campus contingency period for COVID-19. We welcome our faculty, staff, students and community members to the library to complete your online courses, research, and individual study. We recommend you review the Libraries’ hours prior to your visit as our situation may change as this virus situation develops.

President Edwards said in her email to campus, “one of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illness is to minimize the circumstances in which individuals may interact and transmit disease.” With this in mind, we are taking precautions to keep our staff safe and healthy while supporting your library research needs.

We will have library staff in the building to assist you, but our preferred method of service will be through phone, email, or online chat. We request that you use our Ask A Librarian service for your research or informational questions. Individual appointments will be taken on an as-needed basis only. All library workshops and events are cancelled through March 30th. Computers, printers, and scanners are available; however, many computers are temporarily closed in order to maintain the recommended Ohio Department of Health guidelines for social distancing.

Effective immediately, we are adapting our public service desk hours as follows:

Ask A Librarian online chat service – Open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Circulation Desk – 1st Floor – open all library hours, call us at 937-775-2525 for questions about library hours, circulation, OhioLINK requests, Course Reserves, or Interlibrary Loan.

Information Desk – 2nd Floor – Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Call us at 937-775-2925.

Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) – Open all library hours; staffed Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and by appointment. Call us at 937-775-2656.

Special Collections and Archives – Open Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. Call us at 937-775-2092 or use our Ask An Archivist email service.

We encourage all library users to actively practice preventative measures, including appropriate social distancing and good hygiene practices while using our library. Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer dispensers are both available throughout the Dunbar Library. More information about the campus response to the COVID-19 Disease is available on the University’s website.