Pitts Theology Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Pitts Theology Library continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 outbreak and adjust its policies and services in line with recommendations from Emory University and health professionals. See below for updates and changes beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

Electronic Document Delivery
Beginning Monday, March 23, Pitts Theology Library is limiting service to scanning and delivery for sections of books in the physical collections for all Emory patrons. During the period of remote learning, Pitts will be operating with limited staffing. While we are working hard, in person and remotely, to support our patrons, at times the demand on our services will be greater than our capacity. Therefore, when submitting scan requests, we ask you to have patience and that you provide as much information as possible about your requests. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information about this service, visit pitts.emory.edu/edd.

 Online Materials
Please check the Pitts Library LibGuides for a general introduction to online resources. Pitts encourages Candler students, faculty, and staff to use the many online resources available to them.

Video Tutorial: Using Online Reference Materials
Video Tutorial: Finding eBooks
Video Tutorial: Finding Articles

Reference Help
Reference help is available M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Visit pitts.emory.edu/ask to email or chat with a librarian. For more in-depth research consultations, visit our appointments website. A librarian will contact you before your meeting by email, phone, or through Zoom.

Building Access
In an effort to maintain social distancing, the Rita Anne Rollins and Pitts Theology Library buildings are now closed to the public.

Circulation
Physical materials are no longer available for circulation. Effective immediately, all due dates for materials currently on loan from any Emory library will be extended through May 11, 2020.  Patrons are asked to keep any items now in their possession until further notice. All fines and late fees incurred between March 11th and May 11th will be waived.

Course Reserves
Physical Course Reserves materials are currently out of circulation. Please contact theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu for more information. Many textbook publishers are offering free online access to selected required textbooks through Vital Source Helps. Sign up at get.VitalSource.com/vitalsource-helps and select “Bookshelf Login” to find textbooks from participating publishers. Be sure to use your emory.edu email.

Special Collections
The Special Collections department will remain closed for research visits, but patrons may request reproductions (scans or photographs) of rare books and archival materials. Please email Debra Madera (dmadera [at] emory [dot] edu) for more information about reproductions.

IT Support
IT support for the Emory community can be found at http://help.emory.edu/ or by calling the University Service desk at 404-727-7777.

Questions? Email theologyref [at] emory [dot] edu. We appreciate your patience during these times of transition regarding the library’s role in remote learning.

 

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