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Summer 2021 Updates


SUMMER 2021
During Summer semester, May 15th-August 6th in response to many requests from those of you taking evening classes, we're staying open until 6pm Monday-Friday, and your librarians are ready to help via phone, chat, text, or zoom. Our building will be open during intersession, August 7-20, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Check our hours page for updates.

BEFORE YOU VISIT...

  • During Summer semester 2021, access to our building is limited to current CSU students, faculty and staff.
  • Your Viking Card is required for swipe access, and only the 1st and 2nd floors are open.
  • New health & safety /distancing protocols are in place campus-wide for Summer and Fall 2021. We encourage you to review and observe them to prevent spread of the virus.
  • Returning Books
    Temporary changes to our book borrowing policies, in place since March 2020, ended in June 2021. Please check due dates, and return or renew promptly. If you're on campus, our outdoor book drop is available as usual. Details below.

    Contactless Book Pick-up is Still Available
    All local and OhioLINK holds may be picked up in the Rhodes Tower lobby, Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm, even when the Library is closed.

    We're here for you. We look to our users - students and faculty - to tell us how we can help you, and we're actively devising new ways to safely deliver what you need. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

    SERVICES & OPERATIONS FOR SUMMER SEMESTER 2021: SOME THINGS HAVEN'T CHANGED MUCH

      CSU Librarians are all working and available to assist you. That's one important thing that has never changed. We're all here for you - wherever you are. If you call, text, or email us after hours we'll get back with you when our coverage resumes.

      Local & OhioLINK lending is available, with contactless/evening pickup is available on request for both local Scholar and OhioLINK holds. Details below.

      Interlibrary loan is filling requests, including requests for articles from our own print journals on the 4th floor.

      A large collection of online materials is always available to you, including 353,343 e-books, 59,978 electronic journal titles, 151,707 digital media holdings, and 259 research databases that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

      Our outdoor book drop is available 24/7 for convenient, contactless return of library materials any time you're on campus.


      BOOKS & OTHER PHYSICAL MATERIALS: Borrowing, Returning, Due Dates, Fines, Overdues, & Renewals
      To speak with someone at User Services about your library account - including PIN resets, book holds and returns, and overdue notices, you may call 216-687-2478, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

        BORROWING PRINT MATERIALS
        While our building hours are limited, contactless/evening pick-up is available for all circulating materials. More information below.

        • Local Borrowing: While our building hours are limited, you may request circulating materials online (allow 48 hours turnaround time). Articles from our non-circulating 4th Floor Journal Stacks may be requested online via Interlibrary Loan. Textbook Center materials are available, but must be quarantined between uses. (see "Textbooks", below)

        • Borrowing from OhioLINK: OhioLINK print lending is still available. You may request items now via our Scholar online catalog for contactless/evening or in-person pick-up. Remember that access to electronic resources from OhioLINK also remains available.

        • Borrowing from Interlibrary Loan: ILL is processing requests now for all items, including periodical articles from our own print journals on the 4th floor. Details about Interlibrary Loan here

        About Due Dates & Renewals
        **Temporary changes to our book borrowing policies, in place since March 2020, will end in June 2021.

          For your convenience, the library has been extending due dates and the number of allowable renewals. Most library materials from the Michael Schwartz Library or OhioLINK may be renewed through late May 2021. Just log into your library account to check on your due dates or to renew your materials. If you have any questions, please email Patrick McIntosh at p.mcintosh@csuohio.edu. Be sure to include your Viking ID number.

        About Contactless Book Pickup

        • Use our Scholar catalog to request books from CSU or OhioLINK libraries online. Please note we cannot offer contactless article pickup.
        • Select "Michael Schwartz Library" as your pickup location.
        • We'll notify you via email when your materials are ready to be picked up. If you would like to take advantage of our contactless pick-up option, please call or email us and your materials will be processed in moments and placed on the pickup shelf in the RT lobby. More detailed instructions for a safe, no-contact transaction are included in your pickup notification.
        • Contactless book pick-up is available whenever the Rhodes Tower Lobby is open.
        • For your safety, materials will be quarantined for 3 days before they are processed and ready for pick-up. Textbook availability and the usual OhioLINK 3-5 day turnaround time for expected delivery will be delayed to accommodate this extra time.

        RENEWING PRINT MATERIALS

        • Renewing OhioLINK and Local CSU Materials: Most library materials from the Michael Schwartz Library or OhioLINK may be renewed through late May 2021. No need to come to campus - just log into your library account to check on your due dates or to renew your materials.

        • Renewing Interlibrary Loan materials: ILL Materials do NOT auto-renew and cannot be renewed online. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending institutions, so let us know if you wish to renew your materials, and we'll ask. If the lending institutions refuse our requests, we will need you to return them.

        RETURNING PRINT MATERIALS
        **Temporary changes to our book borrowing policies, in place since March 2020, will end in June 2021.

        • Returning Materials in Person
          As always, our outdoor book drop is available 24/7 for convenient, contactless return of library materials any time you're on campus. But please don't come to campus just to return a book; we are extending due dates and waiving fines for most materials until the end of May 2021.

        • If you would prefer to mail your books back to us, you may do so at your own expense. Please use one of the following addresses:

          IF YOU ARE MAILING BOOKS VIA USPS,
          USE THIS ADDRESS

            for OhioLINK & CSU materials:
            Cleveland State University
            Michael Schwartz Library
            Book Returns: User Services
            2121 Euclid Avenue
            Rhodes Tower, 100
            Cleveland, Ohio 44115

            for Interlibrary Loan materials:
            Cleveland State University
            Michael Schwartz Library
            Book Returns: Interlibrary Loan
            2121 Euclid Avenue
            Rhodes Tower, 122
            Cleveland, Ohio 44115

          IF YOU ARE MAILING BOOKS VIA FEDEX, UPS,
          OR ANY OTHER CARRIER, USE THIS ADDRESS

            for OhioLINK & CSU materials:
            Cleveland State University
            Michael Schwartz Library
            Book Returns: User Services
            1860 E. 22nd St.
            Rhodes Tower, 100
            Cleveland, Ohio 44115

            for Interlibrary Loan materials:
            Cleveland State University
            Michael Schwartz Library
            Book Returns: Interlibrary Loan
            1860 E. 22nd St.
            Rhodes Tower, 122
            Cleveland, Ohio 44115




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    REMOTE ACCESS TO LIBRARY RESOURCES (see also "Textbooks", above)

    Our goal is to continue to provide you with the resources, expertise, and services you need to do your work with as little disruption as possible. Fortunately, we have been providing online resources for our remote users for a long time, so you'll find much is available to you, even while you can't visit us in person.

     

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