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Coronavirus: Library FAQs

Library FAQs

The Library/Open Computer Lab is closed, but you can access our resources online and contact a librarian for help.  To contact a librarian, please see the hours listed below. 

The Library Chat/email is monitored during the following hours:
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Can I use the computers in the Library? 
The college closed as of 4:30pm on Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Can I still access the Library online?
All of our online resources will continue to work through the Library link on the portal page.  Although you may not be able to use our print books, we have over 200,000 e-books that can be accessed remotely.   If you have questions about using our resources, you can chat with a librarian (http://libanswers.delta.edu/ask) or email them (library@delta.edu).

The book or article that I want to use is not in the Delta resources.
We are not currently borrowing books from other libraries.  If you are looking for an article that is not in our database, you can request it by completing this form:  https://delta.libwizard.com/f/ILLrequest.  We will make every attempt to borrow it from another library; the article will be emailed to you.  If you're looking for a book we have in print, chat with a librarian to see if we have that book or a similar title in ebook format.

I need to use a resource that is on Reserve/Reference and can only be used in the Library.
The Oxford English Dictionary and Statistical Abstracts are also available from home.  The DSM is now online and can be accessed from home.  If you need information from another Reserve or Reference item, please have your instructor contact the library via library@delta.edu.

My books/calculator/teeth are due!
Most items that are checked out have had the due date changed to be September 4, 2020.  If your item due date does not get changed, please know that we will not charge you a fine when the item is returned.

I don't have Internet access at home.
Several Internet providers are giving free Internet access during this time (https://www.wthr.com/article/comcast-spectrum-offer-free-internet-help-students-stay-connected-during-outbreak). 

 

Contact a librarian at http://libanswers.delta.edu/ask.