May 20, 2022

Update: “Purdue Libraries Changes to Operations Re: COVID-19” & Statement from Dean of Libraries

From Purdue Libraries:

In accordance with Purdue University’s decision to move all Spring 2020 courses online for the foreseeable future, Purdue Libraries will be making changes to its operations in the interest of the health and safety of the campus community. News about the COVID-19 virus changes fast, and any updates to Libraries-specific operating procedures or policies will be noted here. Please refer to the University site for all information related to Purdue’s COVID-19 response.

Beginning March 14, 2020 and continuing until the university deems it safe for campus life to resume as normal, the Libraries may be operating on a reduced schedule.

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Also, New Today

Statement from Beth McNeil, Dean of Purdue U. Libraries

The health and safety of the Purdue University community remains our utmost concern in these uncertain times. Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies stands with the vigilant efforts of campus administration to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to our students, faculty, and staff by moving current courses online. As this situation develops in real time, information about COVID-19 and Purdue’s response will be regularly updated on the University’s site.

I want to reassure our community that Purdue Libraries will make every effort to continue necessary services and resources and provide scholarly support to our faculty, staff, and students. We have created a guide to our Remote Access Resources to aid those who require access to Libraries materials while away from campus. We encourage instructors to utilize these electronic resources in lieu of print materials when possible for the safety and convenience of their students who may be studying away from campus. Liaison librarians will be available for consultations via phone or email for those with questions and concerns.

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