COVID-19: Library changes and support
Updated March 30, 2020
Cline Library is here to provide the services and resources you need during rapidly changing times. Please check this page regularly for information, updates, and changes related to COVID-19.
For the most recent campus updates, visit NAU’s Coronavirus Updates and Resources page.
Hours and Building Access
- Updated March 30, 2020. With careful consideration, the library is changing our building and chat hours. View today’s library hours.
- Building access is limited to current NAU and CCC students, faculty, and staff. Bring your JacksCard or CCC ID to access the library. Need help with your access to the building? Call (928) 523-2173.
- Ask questions via chat, phone, or email.
- Note changes to chat hours.
- Learn about services for online students.
- See our guide on library support for faculty shifting to online teaching.
- Make an online appointment with a subject librarian.
- Get assistance from an archivist via the Special Collections and Archives page.
- Get updates from NAU’s Academic Success Centers.
- Find technology support.
Borrowing & Returning
- Do not stress about returning books and other items currently checked out to you. We are currently not charging overdue fees for late Cline Library items. Check My Library Account for due dates.
- Use Document Delivery Services to request articles for which we don’t have immediate access. You may still request items from Cline Library’s collections, which will be shipped to your home address, along with a pre-paid return shipping label.
- Note: Effective March 30, 2020, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Services with other libraries is limited. We are not receiving or requesting physical materials borrowed from other libraries, i.e. books, movies, etc. We’ll try to get digital articles and book chapters, but availability is limited due to other library closures. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we process your requests.
- Due dates for Document Delivery Services materials will be extended as is possible.
- Use Quick Search to find Cline Library materials that are available online.
- To find e-books, filter search results to “full text online” and “books.”
- Filter any “material type” with “full text online” to find online only resources.
- Search our subject databases if you are unable to find what you need in Quick Search.
- Check our list of textbooks and other resources that are FREE through May 2020.
- Faculty: Use the Course Reserves form to request digitization of book chapters, articles, or streaming media (audio and video) and placement of the content in your BbLearn course.
- Find research guides by course (ex: ENG105, CCJ480C, HS404).
- Find research by subject (ex: Business Research, Engineering Research, Environmental Research).
- Use a How Do I…? guide to get help refining a topic, finding books, citing sources and more.
- Browse our FAQs.
Cline Library’s COVID-19 Response
Here are some actions Cline Library is taking in response to COVID-19:
- Limiting access to the library building to current NAU and CCC students, faculty and staff. We look forward to welcoming our community users back in the future.
- Reducing library hours while offering online chat services.
- Closing Special Collections and Archives while providing online consultations and support.
- Closing the MakerLab while continuing to provide 3D printing.
- Using print and electronic signage to educate users about social distancing.
- Expanding cleaning measures for public computers, door handles in high-traffic locations, and other “high touch” surfaces. Propping doors open where feasible to minimize handling.
- Sanitizing laptops and other equipment upon return.
- Suspending checkout of equipment and materials except books, DVDs, and laptops.
- Reducing the number of direct interactions. Asking users to return materials via book drops. Providing users with a mediated self-checkout that has a 10″ distance between the borrower and desk staff.
- Conducting all reference interactions, library instruction, and consultations online or by phone instead of face to face.
- Closing all meeting rooms, studios, individual study rooms, group study rooms, and graduate carrels.
- Unlocking most individual study rooms so keys are not required.
- Closing group study rooms.
- Implementing a 72-hour quarantine on returned materials per recommendations from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC).
- Extending due dates and waiving overdue fees for Cline Library items.
- Extending due dates for Document Delivery Services items as possible.
- Providing optional free shipping of physical Document Delivery Services items to an NAU user’s home address, along with a fee-free return shipping label.
- Providing a $3 shipping option for 3D prints from the MakerLab.
- Tracking building and remote use of the library by students and faculty. This helps us better understand user needs during the shift and informs our decision-making and planning.