The library is following all University guidelines regarding the safe return to campus for students, faculty, and staff. This page outlines the specific safety measures and operating procedures in place in McDonald Library and at the Connection Center in the Conaton Learning Commons. The library provides support and resources for faculty and students in a remote learning environment as well. For any questions, email the library staff at email@example.com.
Spring Semester 2021
For break and holiday hours, see here.
Face masks must be worn at all times while in the library and the CLC.
There are spaces available on all floors of the library and CLC for quiet study, participating in online classes via Zoom, and group work. Students are encouraged to make use of the spaces as needed, while observing social distancing and being considerate of fellow students. General guidelines include:
There are twelve group study rooms in the CLC available to reserve online.
Items may be checked out and holds picked up in person at the Connection Center on the 3rd floor of the CLC. Patrons must be wearing a mask to receive service at the desk. Plexiglas dividers are in place to provide protection between patrons and staff members. Observe the social distancing markers on the floor in front of the desk and keep 6' between you, other patrons, and staff members at all times.
Place a hold on Xavier owned materials in XPLORE using the Request button and set an appointment for the time you wish to pick up the item(s). Library staff will check out the item(s) to your account and have them ready when you arrive. You can make the appointment by clicking the link at the time of placing the hold, from the email letting you know your hold is ready, or by following this link.
Materials may be returned with no contact to the Connection Center desk, the book return to the left of the McDonald Library entrance (across from Hinkle Hall), or the book return to the left of the CLC main 3rd floor entrance. All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. If after 72 hours your returned items have not been removed from your account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials returned to Xavier Library will be quarantined for 72 hours before being reshelved or made available for check out. This may cause delays in availability of materials.
There are carts available on all floors of the library and the 3rd floor of the CLC in which to place materials that you touch but don't take with you. These items include books that you browse but don't check out and book sale items that you consider but don't purchase. These materials will also be quarantined for 72 hours.
OhioLINK materials will be quarantined for 72 hours upon arrival to Xavier before being made available to you. Plan on 7-10 business days for your requests to be ready for pickup. You may request no-contact hold pickup for OhioLINK items; see above.
All items returned to Xavier Library will be quarantined for 72 hours before being reshelved, including items on reserve. This means course reserve items will be less accessible than usual. Faculty members wishing to talk to their librarian liaison about possible alternatives can find contact information here.
All Cards with X-Cash must be used for all financial transactions. Cash and checks will not be accepted.
Librarians are available for virtual research assistance Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm by chat from the library's homepage, text at 513-773-3263, and email at email@example.com. You also may contact your personal librarian by email or to request a Zoom consultation.
Library instruction is available and faculty are encouraged to work with their librarian liaison to schedule classes. We recommend virtual learning sessions through Zoom, but librarians may choose to come to in-person classes depending on classroom capacity, the ability to safely social distance, and faculty preferences. Librarians also can create video demonstrations of research databases and search strategies, as well as course- or topic-specific research guides.
The makerspace on the 1st floor of the library is open Monday-Thursday, 11:00am-4:00pm, by appointment only. The layout and supply list have changed to facilitate social distancing and safe handling of materials. We are still able to offer our most popular resources, including 3D printing, laser etching, Virtual Reality, and button making, along with expert support and guidance. Make an appointment in advance to use the space. We welcome faculty members wishing to bring classes to the makerspace and are able to accommodate this with some modifications. Contact Christian Sheehy to arrange.
Laptops are available for daily check out at the Connection Center and will be sanitized between transactions. If you are a student in need of a laptop long-term for remote learning, you must have a faculty member or your success coach email firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
Workstations and equipment are available on the 1st floor of McDonald, the 2nd floor of McDonald and CLC, and the 3rd floor of CLC. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after using the equipment. Do not clean equipment with disinfectant or sanitizer.
To facilitate reduced capacity occupancy in the buildings and follow campus guidelines, visitor logins for the public computers are not available. For special events or exceptions, email email@example.com.
For questions about the library's response to COVID-19 and the safe return to campus, contact Alison Morgan.