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COVID-19 Updates - IHCC Library


COVID-19 Updates - IHCC Library

The IHCC Library is committed to serving our our campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on library services is listed below and will be updated as needed.

Return of library materials
Please note:
Items can be returned to campus at any time, our dropbox is located on the upper side of the Library Building. If you park in the lot located off the 2nd left after turning south of 80th Street East, the blue dropbox is just outside of Door #6 of the Library Building. If you are unable to return your library items, please reach out to us at or 651-450-3625 to discuss options.

Library staff and services are available online. (The physical library space will be closed until further notice).  Please reach out to us at or 651-450-3625 with questions.

Summer Hours 2021, June 1 - August 5:
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday - Sunday all summer
Closed Monday, July 5

Please contact us at 651-450-3625 or:
Email the library or one of the librarians individually:

For assistance outside of the above hours, please access our state-wide 24/7 reference service at:

Reference/Instruction and Research assistance/hours
During Summer Session 2021, reference services will be available online. We will monitor email, chat and phone reference questions during the hours listed above. We will also be available for research help by appointment, via Zoom. 

Contactless Pickup of library materials
We are providing curbside (or contactless) pickup for library materials. You can arrange this from the appointment icon on the top right of this page. Pickup times are limited to staff availability, with 24 hours (next business day) to process requests. 

Digitization Requests
Students who need a chapter or section from Course Reserves or physical library material can submit a Library Resource Digitization Request. We will scan the chapter or section into a PDF and email it. Limit of 25 pages per request. Copyright restrictions apply. 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL services for physical and electronic material requests is fully available during Spring Semester 2021.
Please reach out to library staff if you have questions.

Covid-19 Resources
The following publishers have temporarily lifted access restrictions on COVID-19 related content-- all are currently freely accessible:

Cochrane: Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures | Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center 

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assoc.) Network: Coronavirus Resource Center 

Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre

LexisNexis: Free, Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage and Practical Guidance Content from Law360

NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine): COVID-19 Resources 

Ovid: Covid-19 Tools and Resources for Clinicians

Springer Nature: Free research articles, ebooks, and additional commentary on COVID-19 

Thieme: Free Access to Specialist Information on the Coronavirus

University of Chicago Press: Coronavirus Research

UpToDate (Wolters Kluwer): Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Wiley Online Library:  Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access 

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