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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

  Please refer to Centenary's Coronavirus Communication site for the latest campus information

 

Centenary University and Taylor Memorial Library continue to monitor the impact of the novel Coronavirus.

 

This page will provide updates on the status of the library and instructional services within the University’s COVID-19 response. Every effort will be made to keep this page up-to-date as we learn new information about the virus and what is expected of our campus community.

This information is current as of 2:25pm, Thursday May 5, 2022 and is subject to change at any time.


Visiting Taylor Memorial Library

Beginning on May 9, 2022, the Summer I library building hours are:

  • Mon - Tues: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Wed - Thurs: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat: closed
  • Sun: closed
*CLOSED: May 27, 30, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 4, 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Our hours are subject to change - please check our website, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook to confirm our current hours.


When the library is open, area residents and visitors are welcome, in addition to members of the Centenary community. Guests and community visitors who come to the Library are asked to check in at the Front Desk.
As of Monday, March 21, 2022, students, faculty, and staff no longer need to check in when visiting the library.


*Effective March 7, 2022, mask-wearing in buildings is optional for all those who are vaccinated for COVID. Those who are not vaccinated for COVID must continue to wear a mask while inside campus buildings.
Effective January 1, 2022, ALL individuals must wear a mask the entire time they are in the building.

 

The Virtual Library is open Monday - Friday (hours will vary). Librarians are available for online appointments via Teams or Zoom, and research support via email, chat, or our Ask a Librarian form. If you need an appointment outside of the listed available hours, please email library@centenaryuniversity.edu and we'll arrange a time to meet with you.
Meet with a TML Librarian on Teams or send a message over Chat!


Online Access to Library Resources

Students, faculty, and staff members have 24/7 off campus access to digital library materials (articles from journals, ebooks, scanned Archives materials, etc.) through our Master Search Box and library databases.  *When accessing library resources from off campus, users will be prompted to sign in using their campus credentials for authentication.

 

Resources for instructors:

Instructors are encouraged to replace physical resources with digital resources where possible, using materials that are available in the library’s full-text databases, or that are freely available online.


  • Request Digital Book or Film Licensing

    The library will make every effort to support the curriculum with digital access to books and videos. Faculty may request ebooks and/or streaming videos beneficial for their courses, and we will do our best to meet the need, as our budget allows.
      Send requests to amy.hayes@centenaryuniversity.edu

  • Free Resources for Virtual Teaching & Learning

    Many publishers and information vendors have temporarily opened up subscription content during this shift to remote, virtual learning. Resources include ebooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and streaming video.


Instruction & Research Support

 

Information Literacy & Instruction

 

COVID-19 Virtual Instruction Statement - Spring 2022

Taylor Memorial Library’s Instruction Program remains predominantly virtual this Spring 2022 semester. While librarians will try to accommodate in-person instruction for classes utilizing physical library or archives materials, all other in-class bibliographic and information literacy instruction, workshops, and research appointments will take place remotely and be administered via Teams, Zoom, or pre-recorded presentations. In-person Library building tours available for classes at faculty request.

Librarians and Library staff will make every attempt to respond to questions as quickly as possible.


Please email amy.hayes@centenaryuniversity.edu to schedule library instruction services.

 

  • Virtual research & reference help (Ask a Librarian!, Online Chat & virtual research appointments via Teams or Zoom)
  • Research 101
  • Help accessing digital materials
  • Remote instruction

Borrowing and Returning Library Materials

Please return books and DVDs to our Book Drop, or to the front desk. The Book Drop is located in the front vestibule of the library, at the entrance closest to the gym. It is accessible even when the library is closed.

Access to book and DVD collections is open. You can browse the stacks and retrieve items at your leisure.

 

Laptops

Laptops are available for short-term loan. Laptops must be returned on the same day they are checked out. If you need a longer loan, please talk to the library staff and we'll try to work it out.


Interlibrary Loan Service

If the library does not have the item that you need, you may request it through our free interlibrary borrowing service.

  • We will process article requests as quickly as we can, but please note that it may take a bit longer than usual.
  • Interlibrary book borrowing services are operational and running on a more normal schedule.