All University Libraries buildings – Fine Arts and Design, Centennial Science and Engineering, Parish Memorial, and Zimmerman Library – are on restricted access to library employees only through April 5. University Libraries employees remain working and are able to provide many services remotely. A special library services page is launched and will be updated as needed throughout the semester with how services are being provided.
Many library resources and services are already online and library employees are working on adding more online tools to support teaching, learning and research. When off-campus, your NetID logs you in to UNM licensed materials.
Online help services and reference will continue to be available through our Ask a Librarian service, which offers live help as well as an FAQ. Chat services will be online from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. starting March 23.
Subject librarians with expertise in specific disciplines will be available for online in-depth research consultations, to give guest lectures in online courses, and to develop course-specific guides that may be embedded in LEARN courses. They will be contacting departments and faculty members to offer assistance. In addition, they have already developed online tutorials for specific general education classes that may be used in disciplinary classes as well as a set of online research guides in each discipline taught at UNM. Research Data Services will continue to offer data management, data management planning, and data reference services remotely.
Although there will be no access to print collections at this time, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will continue to deliver articles and book chapters electronically from our collections and from other libraries when possible. Options are being explored for further services.
Please check the webpage for regular updates describing library services during limited operation. Thank you for your understanding as we all work through this unprecedented and quickly changing situation.