While the buildings of AU Libraries remain closed to the general public, library faculty and staff continue to offer a full suite of research and instruction services for all members of the university community for the summer semesters. These include expanded access to online resources and services. See how we can help at: aub.ie/libraryhelp
AU Libraries has arranged for expanded access to e-resources. E-journals, e-books, databases, streaming videos and digital collections, are accessible to faculty, students, and staff through the Libraries’ online platform, Discovery, at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/. In addition to the library’s regular holdings, many publishers and hosting sites have opened up or expanded access to these kinds of resources. For more information, see: https://libguides.auburn.edu/c.php?g=1009722&p=7329529. HathiTrust is providing emergency temporary online access to almost 48 percent of AU Libraries’ print collections. For more information visit: http://libguides.auburn.edu/hathitrust
If a book from the AU Libraries’ physical collections is needed, library users may contact subject librarians to discuss arrangements for pickup services outside the library building. Contact your subject librarian to learn more: https://libguides.auburn.edu/subjectlibrarians
AU Libraries continues to provide research assistance via chat, email, and phone at the RBD Help Desk. When classes are in session this summer, real-time research help will be available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Librarians and our trained research assistants are ready and able to help faculty and students navigate library resources for their research and teaching/learning needs.
In order to facilitate remote work with archival materials and rare books, Special Collections and Archives is currently suspending scanning and photocopying fees for researchers. For faculty and graduate student research requests that cannot be met through remote delivery, Special Collections and Archives will be open by appointment. Please see https://www.lib.auburn.edu/specialcollections/ for more information.
Throughout the summer sessions, library faculty and staff will offer virtual workshops on the Adobe Creative Cloud and research enhancement (https://auburn.libcal.com/calendar/workshops), and information literacy instruction to support teaching and learning. For more information and to schedule library instruction for your class, go to: http://libguides.auburn.edu/libraryinstruction.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are the researcher’s link to materials not owned or subscribed to by AU Libraries. While ILL services across the country are partially curtailed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, library users can request the table of contents and/or index from a book and can then select pages or a couple of chapters to be scanned and delivered electronically by a member library in our lending network. Start a request at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/ill/index.php.
The Document Delivery Department, which oversees interlibrary loan (ILL), has also expanded its AUBIExpress service. Pages and chapters from items held in AU Libraries’ print collections are scanned and emailed to AU students, faculty and staff. Start a request at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/ill/index.php
If your remote computer setup is lacking in computing power and software, take control of one of the Innovation and Research Commons’ computers and instantly have access to high-end computers and software. Go to https://www.lib.auburn.edu/remotelab/ to start.