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COVID - 19 Information

The purpose of this guide is to help you access resources while Concordia University, Nebraska is managing the current situation. Please refer here if you have questions regarding library services, resources, or contact info during the Spring 2019 semeste

Library Policy Changes

With the recommendations from the CDC and other health organizations, Concordia University, and the Link Library as a subset have made the following changes in order to better serve our students and patrons. For further, up-to-date information on CUNE's actions during this time, please visit cune.edu/covid-19

 

Library Hours

March 16 - 20 - Campus will be in Extended Spring Break. Library hours will be 8 am - 5 pm 

March 21 - 22 - The library will be closed

Campus will be opened in limited capacity with all coursework moving online until at least April 3rd. Library hours will be established when campus soft-opens and those hours will be posted here when that information is decided. This is subject to change

 

Library Policies

Overdue Items: We are currently working on a way to make sure that your checked out items will be taken care of. If due dates are during this time span or you are off campus during this time, do not worry! we are suspending standard check-out policies during this time, knowing you can't get these materials back to us.

Interlibrary Loan: Requests for physical items (Books, DVDs, etc) are suspended until further notice. Interlibrary loan request for digital media will still be fulfilled to the best of our ability in a timely fashion, as many other libraries have also changed or canceled their ILL services, so bear with us.

 

Accessing Free Books

The Internet Archive is making available a large collection of e-books available for free until June 30 or the pandemic crisis ends. The collection is called the National Emergency Library, and includes titles as recent as 2019. Textbooks are not likely to be there, but if you are looking for a specific book to read for class (or just a brain break), it is worth searching their site. They might have it!

Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - US Cases

This page provides current information on the number of confirmed cases in the United States. The map is updated each week day. The chart containing people under investigation (PUIs) is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

 

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and its partners continue to track the unfolding outbreak of respirator illness caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and anticipate its impact on Nebraska and its health care system.

 

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has helpful information, info-graphics and videos to help you understand the Novel Coronavirus and what to do to minimize exposure and transmission.

Preventative Measures

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