Updated: Thursday, May 28
The library will resume limited on-site services on Monday, June 8 by offering contactless pickup of library materials. Access to course reserves, reference materials, and library help will remain online-only. In addition, all students can continue to access our e-book collection and online journal articles. Learn how to use your library account to Access the Library from off Campus.
Request items from the library catalog and they will be made available for you at the self-service pickup area in the Library lobby.
How It Works
- Visit the library catalog to find the items you want.
- Click the Request button for each title.
- Sign in with your library account and choose to pick up at Covenant Seminary Library.
- You will receive an email notification when your items are ready to be picked up.
- Come to the self-service pickup area in the Library lobby during operating hours (see below) and look for the items marked with your name.
Need a visual? See our demo video.
Contactless Pickup Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. – Noon.
You can return library materials at any time using the outside book drop on the Library’s front porch. Items that were checked-out before the Library closed are due back June 30. (If you have a MOBIUS book that is due soon or overdue, and that cannot be renewed, email email@example.com for a due date override.)
MOBIUS & Interlibrary Loan
MOBIUS requesting is still not yet available, but we expect that it will resume some time this summer.
Requests for materials from other libraries may be submitted through traditional interlibrary loan. Keep in mind that fulfillment times may be longer, as the number of lending libraries is lower than usual and processing may be done less frequently.
Use the Virtual Reserve Shelf to quickly check if your textbooks are available through Covenant’s e-book collection or another online source.
If you need to read a section of a book that is not available online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, author, and chapter/pages needed, so the Library staff can arrange access.
Online Reference – Look up topics and get important background information.
Need something from the print Reference section? Email email@example.com and let us know what we can scan for you.
Online Help—We’re Available
Have a question about research? Need help with a citation? Having trouble finding the resources you need? Email or chat with us. Librarians will be on call at the following times:
- Monday & Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
You can also schedule an appointment for a screen-sharing session with a librarian to get more detailed assistance.
The Scribe Writing Center
The Scribe Writing Center is offering live online consultations to work with you on any part of the writing process.
Covenant E-books – Instantly read books online or download them to your device for up to two weeks. The Library staff will be monitoring e-book usage levels and purchasing additional copies of high-demand titles whenever feasible. If you are denied access, be sure to follow the prompt to place a hold on the e-book so you will be notified as soon as it becomes available.
If you need to find journal articles on a topic, check out the Research Databases. Choose a subject area and then select a database that meets your needs. Many databases will provide full articles for download as PDFs. Unsure where to start? The Quick Article Search can get you results right away.
If you need to get access to a specific article, search the Journals List to find where you can get online access to the journal in which the article was published.
The following new research resources are being made available for a limited time.
Academic Search Ultimate – Huge multi-disciplinary research database. Includes full-text coverage of over 9,200 academic journals and magazines, over 8,400 of which are peer-reviewed. [Ends June 30]
Bloomsbury Collections – More than 9,000 e-books from 22 subject areas across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Includes books on biblical studies and theology from T&T Clark. [Ends June 30]
Bloomsbury Medieval Studies – Interdisciplinary digital resource for the study of the medieval world, bringing together scholarly literature, primary sources, and material culture images. [Ends June 30]
Cambridge Core – Access to over 2,000 e-books, including Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories, and Cambridge textbooks. [Ends June 29]
Loeb Classical Library – Classic Greek and Latin works presented in both the original language and English translation. [Ends June 30]
National Emergency Library – A collection of digitized books from libraries to support remote learning, hosted by the Internet Archive.
Project Muse – E-books and e-journals from a variety of university presses and other academic publishers. [Ends June 30]
Theology & Religion Online – Resources from T&T Clark for the study of Jesus and 20th century theology. [Ends June 30]
This post will be updated as the situation develops.