Brooks Library services remain available

Bailey Tomlinson, News Editor

Despite the physical location being closed, librarians at Brooks Library are still working to provide students and staff with resources to support them through spring quarter.

“We may not be physically open, but we’re hard at work working from home,” Associate Dean of Libraries Sydney Thompson said.

Resources available online include by-appointment Zoom consultations, research guides, access to electronic copies of texts and a 24/7 chat assistance, amongst others.

Thompson said students reaching out through the 24/7 chat assistance will receive help from library staff. In the hours where a human staff member may not be available, answers will come from a network that supports the program.

Physical materials mailed to students will not be due back to the library until students return to campus in the fall. Library materials that students may already have also had due dates extended to the fall.

“There shouldn’t be any fees or any fines right now,” Thompson said. “If anyone encounters one, just let us know and we’ll go ahead and fix that.”

Thompson encourages students to not be afraid to utilize any of these resources.

“We want students to know that we’re with you on this, and we know that this quarter is going to be challenging,” Thompson said.