Library Services during COVID-19 Emergency

Information For Students: Dear Library Students, Starting March 24th, the  offline and print-based library services will remain suspended till the COVID-19 emergency situation end. During this period, the delivery of printed materials has been suspended. Please note that: 1) Lending periods for books in circulation will be automatically extended for

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March 23, 2020 - 12:00 am

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March 23, 2020 - 12:00 am

Information For Students:
Dear Library Students,

Starting March 24th, the  offline and print-based library services will remain suspended till the COVID-19 emergency situation end. During this period, the delivery of printed materials has been suspended. Please note that:

1) Lending periods for books in circulation will be automatically extended for all user.

2) We will remain fine-free during the emergency period.

3) All library sections will be closed for users, until regular opening of University, except for the main Library, which will be opening from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday, with a skeleton staff, that needs to be on premises for specific reasons.

We foresee a growing need for ‘Online Information Services’ for the FCC faculty as they prepare to start ‘Online Teaching’ and online ‘Course Delivery’, from March 30th, 2020. We already have our Virtual Reference Services. We will continue to answer Reference enquirers  electronically or by phone, through our Library Helpdesk which will operate as follows:

Information For Faculty:

Dear Faculty Members,

Starting March 24th, the offline and print-based library services will remain suspended till the COVID-19 emergency situation end. During this period, the delivery of printed materials has been suspended. Please note that:

1) Lending periods for books in circulation will be automatically extended for all users.

2) We will remain fine-free during the emergency period.

3) All library sections will be closed for users, until regular opening of University, except for the main Library, which will be open from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm, Mon-Friday, with a skeleton staff, that needs to be on premises for specific reasons.

However, as the FCCU Campus switches to ‘Online Teaching’ from March 30th, we foresee a growing need for ‘Online and electronic Information Services’ for the FCC faculty as they prepare to start ‘Online Teaching’ and online ‘Course Delivery’, from March 30th, 2020.

In this regard, the Library will be offering the following ‘Electronic and Digital Services’ to FCCU students as well as the faculty.

(Please note that these services are currently limited to weekdays only, from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. However, as soon as, FCC-IT can provide us with the VPN Passwords, the Library will be able to respond to your inquiries any time by involving all library staff working from home or on duty) :

1. Virtual Reference Services: We already have our Virtual Reference Services. We will continue to answer Reference enquirers  electronically or by phone, through our Library Helpdesk which will operate as follows:

2. Electronic Document Delivery Services: Upon your request, library staff will make online searches in electronic databases to download the information items (eBooks, eArticles) from our licensed resources and deliver them to you as an email attachment.

3. Digitization / Scanning Services: Faculty may ask for preparing the digital copies of parts of course books or articles from newly received Journals, to be scanned by library staff and sent to the requesting faculty for sharing with their students through Moodle or by email attachment.
4. E-Course Packs: Library already prepare eCourse Packs form various Textbooks, eBooks or scanned parts of printed books, as advised by the faculty. Faculty may also ask for an existing e-Course Pack or demand for a new one, for uploading in Moodle or for sharing with their students by email.
5. Request for e-Books / e-Articles Download and Delivery: Upon request, the Library can download eBooks from the extensive eBooks Databases of Library and send them electronically (By email) to the requesting faculty Member.

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