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COVID-19 Library Services Update

-- Last Updated: May 6th, 3:15 p.m. --

Library Hours and Spaces

  • John L. Haar Library is CLOSED for renovations. We are expected to reopen in September. In-person services are restricted to MacEwan students/faculty/staff.

    • Chat and text services are available during Library Chat hours.

    • Library Takeout pickup is located in 7-292. Pick up holds, ID cards, and student laptops, or get assistance with your library account and fines. Open during Library Takeout hours.

    • The Technology Support Desk is located in 7-288 and available during their hours.

    • Starting on May 7th at 4:30pm, drop-in study space in 7-297 will be closed until further notice.

Library Collections

  • Online collections are available from the Library Website

  • MacEwan students/faculty/staff can still borrow items from MacEwan Library and some partner libraries:

    • Use our Library Takeout Service to borrow items (including textbooks). This service will remain available until the library reopens in September. Item pickup will be at the Library Takeout pickup location in 7-292 during Library Takeout hours.

    • Delivery of items from UofA, AHS, and Covenant Health libraries will be delayed until restrictions are lifted.

    • Use our Scan on Demand Service to request scanned sections of print books in our collection (For MacEwan students, staff, and faculty only) - Requests will be processed Monday-Friday. 

  • Student laptops are available for a term loan. Request a laptop in 7-292. Need to extend your loan? Email library@macewan.ca

  • For access to subject-specific databases and resources, use our Library Subject Guides.  

Due Dates, Fines, and Returning Items

  • Unless notified otherwise, you can keep library items up to their current due date or renew them.

  • Items can be returned to our return bins throughout campus.  

  • Log into My Account to review due dates for your library items, renew, and pay fines. 

Research & Writing Support

  • Research support is available through chat and text

    • Get in contact with your Subject Librarian for an online research consultation using the "Book an Appointment" button on the library's Subject Guides or email your librarian directly. 

  • Writing and citation support is available. 

    • Visit the Writing Centre website for resources and tips.

    • Drop-in hours and written feedback submissions are now closed for the Winter Term.

Technology Support

Health and Safety Procedures 

  • Seating and computers have been spread out to encourage physical distancing.

  • Masks must be worn in public spaces and in study rooms with two or more people. 

  • Following recent updates to Government of Alberta guidelines, returned library items will be quarantined for 24hrs.

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