At this time, visitors are allowed on campus, including the library. Visitor access to computers, printing, scanning, and photocopying remain unavailable until further notice.
Sanitation stations will be provided in various places of the library. Some computers have been removed, and furniture spaced apart, to encourage social distancing. However, it is each patron’s responsibility to maintain proper cleanliness and social distancing during the library’s open hours.
Dr. Aaron Carroll, one of IU's COVID-19 response team leaders, has created a playlist of videos to answer frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, Indiana University has a COVID-19 Vaccine page dedicated to the topic's impact on Indiana University students, faculty and staff. Our campus has an additional Campus Updates page for campus and vaccine FAQs.
Research and Reference Services
The Public Service Desk is available to assist with basic research and reference questions during library open hours in-person and by phone.
Chat and texting assistance is available Mondays – Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In-depth reference and research assistance requires scheduling a research consultation. Research consultations must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the desired date and time.
Email via Ask a Librarian remains an option.
24/7 Online Resources
For faculty, we have created a Virtual Library for Faculty LibGuide with resources and essential information to assist during this time of online classes and scholarship. Please check the LibGuide regularly for new information.
We also have a variety of library guides that cover how to find articles, how to find books, and other topics such as how to use citation styles for papers.
Access to Collections
Starting with the August 2 return to campus, the library reopened our physical collection to direct access.
The Calumet Regional Archives is searching for an Archivist and will not provide service or take donations until the position is filled. Please use Ask a Librarian if you have questions, or call 219-980-6585 if you need a quicker response.
The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) is offering a variety of remote learning opportunities through its Senior University program. Face-to-face sessions will resume once it is determined to be safe for all involved. Contact CURE by email or by phone at 219-980-6907 with any further questions.
Study rooms, including Student Collaborative rooms, are available for check out at the public service desk. Cleanliness and sanitation of these rooms is the responsibility of each student using them during the day.
While the study rooms are available, the library still encourages students to use Zoom if able to minimize the chances of COVID spread.
IU Northwest Library encourages all users and staff to review and follow the guidance and information provided by IU’s coronavirus webpage.
Further information on updates for various IU Northwest departments and services can be found on the campus updates page.
Should you have questions about library services, please contact Scott Hudnall, Coordinator of Reference Services and Emerging Technologies.
January 11, 2022 (01/11/22)