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Coronavirus and Manderino Library: Library

Information about how the coronavirus is impacting Manderino Library services.

Manderino Library: Coronavirus [COVID-19] Updates

This page contains updated information concerning Manderino Library services during the coronavirus [COVID-19] crisis. Please check this page frequently for changes. For the latest information from California University for students, faculty, and staff regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, visit Cal U's Coronavirus [COVID-19] Response.

Changes to Operations

Library Hours

Manderino Library will be closed until (at least) the end of the semester. Any changes to operations will be updated on this page and on the Library Hours page.

Library Events

All events scheduled in Manderino Library through the end of the Spring Semester have been canceled.

Suspended Services

Due to the closure of the Library, some services have had to be suspended.

Physical books from Manderino Library are not available.

Physical books from other libraries cannot be requested through either E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan.

Checked Out Library Books, etc.

Borrowed Books DUE DATE

The DUE DATE for all library books has been extended until May 15, 2020. If you have any questions about items you have borrowed, please email Mary Paula Birkinsha

Returning Library Books, etc.

Library books can be returned when Manderino Library re-opens. Remember the extended due date! You have until May 15. In the meantime, if you have access to campus, you can put books in the Book Drop Box located outside to the left of the main entrance to the Library. If you cannot get to campus by May 15 (and the library has re-opened), contact Mary Paula Birkinsha to make arrangements. Note that ALL current fines and fees will be waived! Please do NOT use the drop box to return equipment, such as cameras, projectors, etc. 

Remote-Friendly Library Services

Librarian Availability

Although the library building is closed, librarians are still available to help you remotely. Contact us to help you with your assignments, research, or questions about library services. See below for our services during this challenging time.

Chat Now

You can Chat with a librarian during these hours: Mon-Thu 10a - 6p and Fri 10a - 4p. Click on "Chat Now" above, and then look in the "Contact the Library" box. If you see a blue "Chat Now" button, then a librarian is available to chat with you. If you see a grey "Chat is offline" button, then Chat is not available.

Ask the Library

When Chat is not available, you can use submit an email question any time of the day using our Ask the Library system. A librarian will respond as soon as possible.

Schedule a Research Appointment with a Librarian

Research Librarians with expertise in specific subjects are available for consultations via phone, email, or online Zoom meeting. Use this link to easily set up a session! If you find that you cannot meet during the times listed by the librarian, don't hesitate to email the librarian. We will do our best to be flexible and meet with you at a time that works for your schedule. To identity the appropriate librarian, see the next section: Library Subject Guides.

Subject Guides to Library Electronic Resources

There is a Subject Guide that covers each of the departments and programs at Cal U. By selecting the appropriate guide, you will be directed to the best resources in that discipline. The guide will also identify which librarian is the specialist in that area and allow you to easily contact them.

Document Delivery

You may request PDF materials that you can keep (unlike a book that you have to return) using our Interlibrary Loan forms. These include both: ARTICLES and CHAPTERS from reserve books. You cannot request physical books themselves, since the library is not open.

Online Instruction Resources

FACULTY: This resource lists a number of free, online resources available to you that might assist you in converting your face-to-face classes to online, or simply enhance your existing online classes.

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