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COVID-19 Information & Resources

For information on Library Services during COVID-19 closures and general reference and information relating to COVID-19 itself.

Access to Zuhl and Branson Libraries

Zuhl and Branson Libraries are both open again for the Fall 2021 semester. Please note that at the moment the hours are different because of staffing shortages.

Check the Library website for the most updated hours by clicking on the Hours and Locations button you see circled with the arrow on the left here. 

These hours will alter as new employees are brought on board and ready to help students, faculty, staff, and our community. 



Course Reserves

Course Reserves is back in business for the Fall 2021 semester as well! For information about how to put materials on Reserve for your courses check out the Course Reserves page on the Library website. 

Remember too that the library can also help you with the same alternatives as we did during the pandemic, such as: 

  • Suggestions on eBook alternatives

  • Technical support with scanning material yourself at home. 

    • Free apps that turn cell phone cameras into PDF document scanners are available in your phone's app stores. Several that librarians have had luck with include:

      • Simple Scan

      • Document Scanner - PDF Creator

      • Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner with OCR, PDF Creator

  • Canvas uploading support


You can also check the following resource pages to see if your Reserve book may be included in the new freely available resources:

For Teachers: OCIP's Keep Teaching! page. Select the "Resources" tab and scroll down to "Textbook Resources".

For Students: OCIP's Keep Learning! page. Select the "Resources" tab and scroll down to "Textbook Resources". 


Interlibrary Loan

Our ILL service has been restored to pre-pandemic practices. Remember that many libraries may still be working through back logs or may be closed or have limited services. Since ILL is a borrowing cooperation between libraries we must wait on the library lending materials to go through their processes. It may still take a little more time to receive requested items. You can always see the status of your request through your Illiad account.

Please contact our ILL department with any questions via email