The library reopens at 8:00 am on August 24th to the students, faculty, and staff of Chowan University. When you drop by to visit and make use of our resources you will notice some changes. This email summarizes many of them. Visit our library website for more information and links to services. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions.
The Library Stacks will be open for you to browse and retrieve your own materials. Items may also be requested for pick-up. Requests for materials for pick-up can be made through the library website libguides.chowan.edu using the instructions below.
We have lengthened student loan periods for library books to eight weeks. Other library materials including laptops, and other equipment have not had their loan period changed.
When books and DVDs are returned, they will be quarantined for a minimum of four days before being available to borrow again.
Attending Remote Classes from the Library
If you plan to attend a remote class from within the library, please note:
Shared office supplies such as staplers, headphones, white board markers and erasers, and scissors will not be provided to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Library spaces and equipment, study rooms (limited to capacity:1), Library Lab (limited to capacity:10) photocopiers, computers, paper cutters are available for use.
Cleaning supplies are readily available throughout the Library and we encourage patrons to engage in frequent cleaning when using common surfaces, and to wash and sanitize their hands often.
Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus
The Library has compiled a page to help you connect to materials from off-campus. https://libguides.chowan.edu/learn-library. Research guides are available to help you find online resources to support your work.
The library is everywhere you are. We are ready to support students who are not attending classes on campus this fall and faculty teaching remotely.
If you're having problems finding information or want to improve your results, schedule an appointment with a librarian. We enjoy working with students on their research projects.
For a quick bit of advice, use chat.google.com to find a specific librarian.
Our full schedule of library research support continues to be available remotely.
Call the library at 252-398-6212
Email - email@example.com
Chat - chat.google.com to find a specific librarian
Schedule an appointment (for a call or Google Meet consultation)
The library staff are regularly reviewing guidance around library management in a pandemic. We are also bound by guidelines issued by the University, Hertford County, and North Carolina. As new recommendations emerge, our practices may change.