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Covid-19: Home

FAQ answers and info for Collier Library & Information Services during the Covid-19 crisis.


What are the hours for Collier library during the summer semester?

Collier Library will operate under typical hours during the summer semester. Any hour modifications can be located at our hours page here.

Can I still borrow materials?

Yes. Although, circulation of those materials will be a little different. We installed a brand new self-checkout system at the Library Help Desk. You can use that for materials from our stacks. Additionally, interlibrary loan materials, films, reserve materials, and technology lending can be picked up at the desk by notifying our staff that you’re there via chat or virtual help kiosk. Please, don’t forget, all database content remains unaltered or expanded in this service modification. 

How do I return borrowed materials?

Books can be returned 24/7 at the Collier Library material return drop outside of the entrance, the material return drop in the Gunn University Commons parking lot, and the return area marked at the Library Help Desk (all material types can be returned at the Library Help Desk). Please, check the due dates on your account. Please, contact us via chat or phone (256-765-4469) to schedule a technology return.

Is library instruction available? 

Yes. If you’d like to request instruction, please contact our instruction coordinator, Leigh Stanfield, or request it using this form.

I need research help! What do I do?

Schedule a research consultation with one of our librarians here. Research consultations will occur via Zoom or in-person during the summer semester. You can also contact your subject liaison for assistance via email.

Can I still use Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

ILL services are functioning at 100%. That includes material borrowing, article scanning, and other interlibrary loan processes.

I am a campus delivery user. Can I still get material that way?

Campus delivery is fully functioning, but we might have to contact you to schedule the delivery. 

I heard a lot of vendors were offering free access to resources. How do I find information on that?

We've compiled a list of free and augmented resources here

How long can I keep a reserve item?

Reserve items have returned to standard borrowing times.

Are study rooms available?

Study rooms are open and can be reserved here.

Can I use the podcasting studio?

The podcasting studio (Room 452) is open and can be reserved here.