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Library COVID-19 Response: Fall 2020 Operating Plans

Up to date information from Norma Marion Alloway Library in light of the COVID19 pandemic.

Fall 2020 Plans

As we move towards the fall semester, a few updates on what the library’s operations will look like. We plan to open for fall on September 9.

Disclaimer: All the information below is subject to change based on recommendations or requirements from the Province of British Columbia or Trinity Western University’s COVID-19 Response Team. Check back regularly for updates.

Library Hours

The library will be operating on a reduced schedule in the fall. Our normal hours of operation will be:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

See here for a full listing of the library's operating hours.

These hours will be adjusted as permitted under the guidance of TWU's Return to Campus team.

Spaces: What Will Be Open

Approximately half of the main floor will be open, including Borrower Services, a small Computer Lab, and very limited study space.

Borrower Services
Our contactless hold pick-up service will be available at the Borrower Services Desk.
The Library does not have physical course reserves at this time. Instructors have placed assigned readings in Moodle.

Computer Lab
Students will have access to approximately 8 computers in the computer lab, as well as the copier/printer. Cleaning supplies will be available to sanitize the equipment before and after use.

Study Space
Approximately 6 spaces will be available for individual study only. Cleaning supplies will be available to sanitize the spaces before and after use. We strongly encourage students to study in their dorm rooms or at home as much as possible.

Students with documented disabilities through the Centre for Accessible Learning have access to the Glass Room as a dedicated study space. The space is limited to 8 students.

Cleaning supplies will be available to sanitize study spaces before and after use.

Washrooms
Washrooms on the main floor will be available.

Specialized Collections
Access to the TWU Archives and Special Collections and the Curriculum Resource Centre will be by appointment only.

Spaces: What Will Be Closed

The Lower and Upper floors will be closed to the public. You will not be able to browse the stacks for print books, but you can search and place holds on material and we will retrieve it for you. You will be notified by e-mail when you can pick up your material at the Borrower Services desk.

Study rooms will not be available for use.

Services: Available Online

Borrower Services
Have a question about print resources or course reserves? Contact Borrower Services at circ@twu.ca.

Research Help
Need help getting started on a project? The reference librarians are ready to help at infodesk@twu.ca.

Learning Commons

For information on the Learning Commons and its services during COVID-19, see https://www.twu.ca/learning-commons.

Disclaimer

All the information above is subject to change based on recommendations or requirements from the Province of British Columbia or Trinity Western University’s COVID-19 Response Team. Check back regularly for updates.

Darcy Gullacher
University Librarian