COVID-19 and Library Services

Library Services

COVID-19 and Library Services

Last updated: 8/23/2021

Is the Library Open?

The Library is open to UCCS students, faculty, and staff.

While inside the Library, face coverings will be required for everyone when indoors as outlined in the campus' Executive Directive on Face Coverings.

The third floor of the Library is now open and group study rooms may be reserved on both the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library.

Reserve a Group Study Room
 

Borrowing Books and Other Library Items

The Library is now mostly open and you may pull books directly from the shelf to check out.

You may still request for us to pull your picks for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk. Click on the Request Item link in the library catalog to start this process.

Access to Textbooks and Course Reserves for Fall 2021 Semester

Starting Fall 2021, the Kraemer Family Library will return to pre-pandemic Course Reserves practices.

  • No complete scanning of library print material will be posted in Canvas.
  • Only online materials licensed or owned by the library may be posted into Canvas.
  • Most physical items (books, DVDs, or other print materials) will be placed on physical course reserves in the library.
  • Only faculty/staff can request items to be placed on course reserves

Course Reserves provides access to physical and digital course materials. These materials include books, journal articles, films and other research items used in current UCCS courses. This service helps students access their course materials.

Course Reserves Request Form

Requesting Streaming Videos for a Course

Faculty and staff requesting a streaming video for use in a course should use the Library's new Streaming Video Request Form if the Library does not currently have access to the title.

While we try our best to meet the needs of our faculty and students, acquiring film licenses is a complex process. Copyright restrictions prevent us from digitizing DVDs or other physical materials without permission from the rights holders. Licensing rights for streaming videos are often for limited terms (30 days, 1 year, 3 years, etc.) and expensive (typically $150/year or more). Given the limitations of availability and budget, we cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled.

Streaming Video Request Form
 

Prospector is Available

Prospector is available to UCCS students, staff and faculty. 
 

Interlibrary Loan Services is Available

The Library's Interlibrary Loan services are fully available. 
 

Getting Research Assistance

Needing help researching a topic for an assignment? The Research Assistance Desk is open physically in the building and we’re still available virtually to help you with your research questions! Ask questions through chat, email, phone, and text. Just visit https://kfl.uccs.edu/help.

Accessing the UCCS University Archives

Research within the UCCS University Archives is available by appointment only.  Please contact the Archives using our contact form, describing your question and request.  Only a small percentage of the materials in the collections have been digitized so arrangements to access the physical materials must be made in accordance with COVID-19 operating procedures.