COVID-19 Library Updates and Resources

Although the CSU Libraries are physically closed, we are available virtually to help with your research needs! See the FAQ below for information on specific library services. Or, contact us via e-mail or 24/7 live chat at Ask Us for assistance.

To access library e-resources, first log out of Pulse Secure or secure.colostate.edu. The University is prioritizing VPN access for critical services. After logging out, just click on the e-resource and you will be prompted to enter your eID information.

CSU has created a site with tips for online learning and links to campus resources called Keep Learning.

Last updated: 5/26/2020

Online Research Consultations for Students and Faculty

If you want to schedule a research consultation, librarians are happy to help! To schedule an appointment, please reach out to your librarian directly to request an online consultation.

Building Access

Hours

CSU Libraries buildings are closed.

Please see our website for online and virtual services.

The Cube

The Cube at Morgan Library is closed until further notice.

Community patrons and visitors

At the current time, online and virtual services are only available to CSU students, faculty and staff.

Technology

Computer labs and printing on campus

CSU Libraries buildings are closed.  Virtual and online services will still be available to CSU students, faculty, and staff.  Please visit our website.

Students currently living in the dorms can print in the dorms.

Laptops for loan

To request a computer, complete this online form. When laptops become available, students will be contacted via email to discuss shipping options. Laptops are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at library_help@colostate.edu.

Returning laptops

The due date for most laptops is September 1, 2020.  If you would like to keep the laptop you already have checked out for summer online courses, please email us at library_help@colostate.edu.

If you do not need a laptop for summer online courses, we encourage you to return the laptop back to the CSU Libraries so that other students may use it.  You may complete this online form to Request a Shipping Label and ship your laptop back to us at no expense to you.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at library_help@colostate.edu.

Technical issues with checked out laptops

If you have software issues (connecting your laptop to wi-fi, downloading software, or other questions about your personal computer) contact the CSU Central IT Technical Support Helpdesk.

For hardware issues with a laptop checked out from CSU Libraries, email library_technology_support@colostate.edu.

Assistive Technology

If you are a current user of the Assistive Technology (AT) rooms, we recognize a lack of access to the AT rooms might present a hardship.   If that is the case, please reach out to the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) and leave a voice mail at 491-6258 or email the ATRC at atrc@colostate.edu so that ATRC can work with you to find alternative solutions.

Online Library Resources

Using online library resources from off-campus

Check out our off-campus access step-by-step instructions.

PLEASE DO NOT LOG IN WITH SECURE.COLOSTATE.EDU OR PULSE SECURE TO ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES.

VPN access is being prioritized for critical University services. Please log off before trying to access library resources.

CCHS Employees: The solution for CHHS employees using work desktops or laptops is to connect to Citrix light version (in-browser version) and then access library resources. Please see the CHHS Guide for instructions. Additional inquiries must go through chhshelpdesk@colostate.edu.

Finding eBooks

CSU Libraries has over 100,000 eBooks covering a wide spectrum of academic topics. Students, staff, and faculty are able to access these eBooks from both on- and off-campus.

Instructions for identifying eBooks in the library catalog

 

Finding journal articles

Discover how to get the full-text of articles, save them, and cite them--basically, everything you need to do once you find articles you like. The examples are from Academic Search Premier, but the tools and strategies apply to many databases.

Instructions for finding, saving, and citing journal articles

 

Streaming media options

Find streaming videos and music from CSU Libraries and more.

Instructors interested in providing digitized versions of DVD/VHS items are encouraged to contact CSU Classroom Support Services.

Borrowing and Returning Items

Requesting books

CSU Libraries buildings are closed.

Books requested through Primo will be mailed to CSU students, faculty, and staff.  You will be prompted to include your current mailing address when you request the book.

CSU Libraries is working to mail out items as quickly as possible, but we have limited staff in the building due to COVID-19.  We estimate that most students, staff and faculty will receive their items in 7-10 days.

If you have questions, please contact us at library_help@colostate.edu.

Returning items already checked out

Returning books

The due date for books owned by CSU has been automatically extended to September 1, 2020.

Due dates for ILL materials are determined by the lending library.

If you would like to return items before September 1, please use the external book drops on the North and South sides of Morgan Library. To get to the Morgan Library parking lot, go through the parking lot west of Braiden Hall.

If you are not in Fort Collins, you may complete this online form to Request a Shipping Label and ship your library materials back to us at no expense to you.

Returning laptops

The due date for most laptops is September 1, 2020.

If you would like to keep the laptop you already have checked out for summer online courses, please email us at library_help@colostate.edu.

If you do not need a laptop for summer online courses, we encourage you to return the laptop back to the CSU Libraries so that other students may use it.  You may complete this online form to Request a Shipping Label and ship your laptop back to us at no expense to you.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at library_help@colostate.edu.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Although ILL is not currently able to process requests for physical materials, you can still request journal articles, book chapters, and other materials that can be digitally scanned and delivered!  To submit an ILL request, create or login to your ILL account.

If you have any questions, please email Interlibrary Loan.

Prospector loans

Prospector has turned off borrowing and lending of materials between libraries because so many member libraries are currently closed. The Prospector system is still online and users can search it for available e-resources.

Instructor Resources

Canvas assistance
Classroom reservations

All classroom reservations have been canceled. We are not accepting new reservations at this time.

Online library instruction

Librarians are ready to teach your students! Faculty and instructors can still request library instruction for their students. Ask your librarian about which online options they can accommodate.

Digital versions of shelf reserve, DVD/VHS items

Faculty can request digital version of print/Shelf Reserves by submitting a request via Course Reserves.  If you have any questions, please email library_ereshelp@mail.colostate.edu.

Instructors interested in providing digitized versions of DVD/VHS items are encouraged to contact CSU Classroom Support Services.

COVID-19 Resources

Official CSU COVID-19 website

Official CSU COVID-19 website

News and research sources related to COVID-19

Library Events

All upcoming events have been postponed or canceled. Please check our News & Events page for information on specific events.

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