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
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
Overdue Items: If our campus goes into a lock down we will make sure that your checked out items will be renewed. If due dates are during this time span or you are off campus during this time, do not worry! We will work with you, likely via email, if you can't get library materials back to us.
Interlibrary Loan: Requests for physical items (Books, DVDs, etc) are still possible. However, many libraries have temporarily changed policies, so some items might take longer to acquire or might be unavailable. Interlibrary loan requests for digital media (articles, etc.) will still be fulfilled to the best of our ability in a timely fashion.
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!
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.
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.