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Library Services for Fall 2020: Home

This guide will provide information about our services during this social distancing time and to the beginning of Fall 2020 semester

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Warner Library building

Library Hours and Chat Opportunity

Library Hours for Fall 2020

  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-5pm
  • Sunday: 2pm-8pm

New! Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click below to find an answer to a question you might have.

LIBRARY FAQS HERE

Options for Acquiring Print Materials

ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS:                                                                        You can come to the library to check out print materials and media.


REMOTE LEARNERS:                                                                                   You can request books using the Hold process which is described below. We are also offering residential mail service and curbside pickup for books and interlibrary loan materials. (No media will be loaned out via mail)

 

Residential Mail Service:

1.  Place a hold on a book from the library's catalog. (See this guide for more directions.)

2.  We will retrieve your books and mail them to you with a prepaid return label included. We will also send a follow up email to confirm your request and our actions.

3. For fall semester, we will only mail materials to patrons who live in the northeastern part of the U.S. No international mailing.

Curbside Pickup:

1.  Place a hold on a book from the library's catalog. (See this guide for more directions.)

2.  We will retrieve your materials and send an email to confirm your request and pickup time. We will then place them in a bag with your name on it outside the door facing Walton Hall. We will also set up a time for pickup with you.

If you have books or media to return:

  • You can pop them in the mail to: Warner Library, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA, 19087. Current students, faculty, and staff can email us at reference1777@eastern.edu with your current address, and we will send you a prepaid label.
  • You can drop them off at our outdoor drop slot outside the entrance doors facing Walton Hall.

Click here for the Library's Homepage.

Rapid ILL

Have you found a journal article that library does NOT have full-text access to? Don't worry! We can get it for you within 48 hrs. and have it delivered straight to your email. This service is called Rapid ILL. To use it, access the link below. Research just got easier!

Remember - when requesting an article, please make sure all the information boxes are filled in. The ISSN is most important! It is the mechanism that sends the request to a library who has the article.

FALL 2020 Semester at Warner Library

Warner Library Prepares for Safe & Healthy Environment - FALL 2020

As the Fall 2020 semester quickly approaches, Warner Library is preparing the library space for ‘social distancing’ for library users.

There are several important changes that users need to be aware of:

CARD KEY ACCESS

· Anyone who wishes to enter Warner Library MUST have an Eastern University E-card.

       If you do not have one, please contact the Service Stop.

· Card key access is for the library’s two entrances. This does not affect entrances into HHC building  itself.

· Only students, faculty and staff will have access.

· Visitors will not be able to use the library this semester. This includes alumni, community, pastors, etc. We apologize for the inconvenience. Our focus is on student, faculty and staff safety.

 

LIBRARY SPACE ON MAIN AND UPPER LEVELS

· When you come to Warner Library, you will notice that we have defined seating arrangements to encourage physical distancing. Study tables are set up to accommodate one or two people. Tables for 2 will have an acrylic barrier to separate users.

STUDY ROOMS

· Study rooms have been converted to double-occupancy bookable 

      rooms and may be booked for one hour timeslots via the Libcal app.

· Study rooms will remain locked when not in use.

· Masks must be worn in study rooms.

· No food and drink allowed in the Study Rooms

THERE WILL BE NO FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY!

Services

Whether you are on campus or learning/teaching remotely, library services are just a click away.  Warner staff will continue to assist Eastern students, faculty and staff during the upcoming semester.  We will maintain the following services during the hours the library is open and hours dedicated to virtual help.

 

· Access to electronic scholarly articles, ebooks and media.

· Answer questions and assist research using Online Chat and Zoom appointments

· Fulfill requests for electronic Interlibrary loan

· Other ways we can help you include:

  • Assist in locating best library resources and databases
  • Help you identify research topics
  • Enhance your research skills
  • Teach citation style basics
  • Define plagiarism and help you avoid it
  • Find full-text articles

 

Ways you can help yourself:

Þ Make an appointment with a librarian

Þ Request books and articles through interlibrary loan

Þ Avoid Plagiarism

Þ Cite your sources