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Virtual Services & Resources

Can't come to the library in person? No problem. We can bring the library to you wherever you are through remote services and resources.

We can serve you virtually

Our librarians and library staff can answer your questions and serve you remotely in a number of ways:
Research Services  - We can help with your research no matter where you are and where we are. Just reach out for help!
Scanning Services - In some cases we can scan materials and provide you with electronic copies of your research materials.
InterLibrary Loan - Many ILL materials can be delivered and renewed electronically. ILL items can be returned by mail. 
Material Returns - If you are not local, you can return your library items by mail.
Material Renewals & Account Management - Renewing library materials and managing most library accounts can be done remotely.
Faculty Course Support - We have a guide that identifies the people and ways we can support online course preparation for each academic college.
Faculty Research & Instruction Services - Librarians can provide most research instruction services using online technology.
Distance Learning Services - We have services available to Distance Learning Students.

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We have many online resources

Our catalog of electronic resources is immense:
eBooks - Check out our collections of eBooks, encyclopedias, writing guides and more.
eJournals - Search our periodical list by journal title or browse by discipline.
Streaming Media - We provide access to many databases featuring documentaries, feature films, music and more.
Video Tutorials - For self-guided learning on library research and tools, check out our YouTube playlist.
Online workshops - We offer workshops on creative technologies, and library resources and research topics. Many of these are accessible online.
Opened Resources - We have created a list of publishers who have made their resources available during the current pandemic crisis.

Alkek Ambience

If you get a better study vibe with the comfort of the subtle noises and views of the Alkek Library, put this video up on your screen. It's the next best thing to being there.