Good Afternoon Hubbard Library Patrons,
In light of recent recommendations by the CDC, local government, health institutions, and the recent announcement by Dr. Labberton on March 12, the Hubbard Library is implementing the following actions immediately in order to do our best to serve the Fuller community and its well-being:
- – Library Hours: Library hours for Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, will be 9am – 7pm.
- – Interterm/ Spring Break Hours: The library is closed beginning on March 21. As of right now we are reopening on April 13th but that won’t be fully confirmed until an update that is scheduled to happen by at least April 6th.
- – Library Spaces: Library takes efforts towards wiping down doors, buttons, and workstations. Patrons can help by being vigilant in washing their hands prior to and after handling books and using computer stations.
- – DeStress for Success: This event, which we look forward to hosting every finals season, is cancelled for the sake and health of our campus community.
- – InterLibrary Loan (ILL): Physical items requests through ILL will be cancelled. We will attempt to locate and purchase digital copies of items within our academic scope, however, we will not process those only available in print. Article and book chapter requests will be fulfilled but requests for entire books or journals will be cancelled because we still need to remain within copyright permissions. Only 15 percent or two chapters, whichever is less, may be requested.
- – Course Reserves: Students may need to purchase their print only required books in Course Reserves if a digital replacement by the instructor is not located.
- – Guest Visitors, Alumni, SCATLA patrons, Archives researchers, Local Scholars, and Local Clergy: At this time, we must suspend access to these patrons into our Library. Only current students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars – are permitted. We may lift this restriction at the end of the month with careful consideration.
- – Computer lab and other collaborative areas: We request that collaboration of groups be limited. Any collaborative space with more than 10 chairs will have extra chairs removed to allow for the recommended six feet (2 meters) of space. When the time comes, we will prevent access to group study rooms and cancel any reservations.
- – Book return: We respectfully ask patrons return all of books via the book drop outside the library, if it is not necessary for you to enter. This also applies to Course Reserve books.
- – Illnesses: To echo Dr. Labberton’s post, “individuals with a fever are prohibited from campus, and individuals with other COVID-19 related symptoms are strongly encouraged to stay home.”
- – Help to access resources: Our team is available to be reached virtually should patrons have any issues in using eBooks and databases. We have a Resources Page on our website with many how-to’s and also in our Canvas course. For further assistance, patrons may contact our reference librarians at email@example.com, our electronic resources team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our circulation team at email@example.com.
I want to end this post with encouragement from Psalm 59:16—”But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Let us pray for God to grant us peace, strength, and courage for ourselves, community, and the world.
I personally thank you for reading this post and am grateful for your flexibility regarding the library during this time. As we move forward, we hope to continue to assist and help you throughout the Spring quarter and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director of the Library