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COVID-19 Library Updates

Library Services Status

Our library building is only open to the SWU community at this time; campus buildings are closed to the general public.  The 24/7 room is still available for students with a chip ID.  That room is being regularly cleaned, but do make sure to practice the recommended social distancing guidelines while using that space. Library items can be returned at any time via the drop-box located to the left of the front doors. 

Rickman Library Summer Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED
 

Connect with Us Online

Looking for immediate help from our staff?

  • Library staff members are available via chat during the following hours:
    • Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • To find answers to commonly asked questions, use https://swu.libanswers.com/index.php
  • Faculty can check out our guidance on Remote Teaching.
  • Students and faculty can check out our Libguides and YouTube tutorials for further assistance. 

 

Library Zoom Sessions

Some weeks we will be hosting library Zoom sessions.  Some of the sessions will be overviews of searching the library resources and some will be more specific - such as citing in APA style or using particular databases.  We will post the information for the Zoom session here.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Heather Gray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday, July 8th at 12:30 p. m.  This session will cover how to access library resources, such as journal articles and ebooks.  It will also cover some research tools available to you online.

Topic: Rickman Library Overview for SWU Online Students
Time: Jul 8, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://swu.zoom.us/j/91830481162 (Links to an external site.)

Meeting ID: 918 3048 1162
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Employee Update Summer 2021

Vaccinated employees guidelines

  • Walk outside without a mask;
  • Attend meetings with other individuals who are vaccinated;
  • Walk through buildings without a mask; however if you stop to talk to an unvaccinated person for more than 15 minutes you must put your mask on;
  • No longer test or quarantine if exposed to COVID, unless symptoms develop;
  • Travel domestically and internationally without quarantining after travel;
  • Attend medium to large gatherings without a mask;
  • If you become symptomatic you will need to notify your supervisor and Nurse Herron, be tested for COVID, and isolate until the results of your test come back.

 Unvaccinated employees guidelines

  • Walk outside without a mask;
  • Wear a mask while attending meetings with others;
  • Walk through buildings without a mask, however if you stop to have a conversation you must put your mask on;
  • If you are exposed to COVID you will be expected to quarantine per the CDC guidelines;
  • Follow CDC guidelines for quarantining after domestic or international travel;
  • Wear a mask for all indoor gatherings;
  • If you become symptomatic you will need to notify your supervisor and Nurse Herron, be tested for COVID, and isolate until the results of your test come back.