CSU Libraries Updates

Welcome to Spring Semester

We’re excited to welcome you back, Rams! This semester, remember that the Libraries is here for you. Whether you’re learning online, on campus or both, we’ve got you.

We know the Morgan Library is a major resource for students to study, hang out and feel welcome. In order to keep our library spaces open, we need to keep following public health guidelines by keeping study groups small, wearing masks at all times, social distancing.

Take care and make a positive impact.

Spring Hours

  • April 9 – 18 (Spring Break):
    • Friday, April 9: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
    • Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, April 11: 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
    • Monday, April 12 – Friday, April 16: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
    • Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18: 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • April 18 – May 13:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 9:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.
    • Friday – Saturday: 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
  • May 14 – 16:
    • Friday, May 14: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
    • Saturday, May 15 – Sunday, May 16: 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Please check our Hours page for additional information.

Questions? Feedback?

Feel free to ask us anything at library_help@colostate.edu or use our 24/7 chat service.

Last updated: 04/09/2021

Public Health Precautions

Building Access

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

Computer Lab

CSU students, faculty and staff can access some software from the Morgan Library Computer Lab online. See Remote Computer Access for instructions.

Morgan Library, including the computer lab, is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website. The computer lab has reduced capacity to meet COVID safety guidelines.  Sanitation supplies are available for use.

Study Areas
  • Furniture in study areas has been rearranged and reduced in areas so that tables and/or seats are spaced at least six feet apart.
  • Please use provided disinfectant materials to sanitize your work area before you sit down.
  • Wear a mask at all times--even if you are sitting alone.
Loan & Reserve Desk and Help Desk
  • Plexiglass shields have been installed at our service desks.
  • When standing in line, please remember to keep six feet from others in line.
Items for checkout
  • Laptops are available for 7-date check out. They are not available for 6-hour check out.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, books will be quarantined a minimum of 72 hours before being re-shelved.

Borrowing and Returning Items

Requesting books - CSU students, faculty and staff

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff for most services, including requested book pick up.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

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

Requesting books - Non-CSU users

If you are a community user (no affiliation with CSU), you can request CSU Libraries-owned books through your local public library. To request our books, use Prospector and your public library card information.

Returning items already checked out

Book drop locations at Morgan Library are open as normal. Please do not return laptops in the bookdrops.

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff for most services, including the ability to come in and return items.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

If you are no longer in Fort Collins, you may complete this online form to Request a Shipping Label and ship your books back to us at no expense to you.

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

Renewing books already checked out

If no one else has requested your book, you may be able to renew it.

  • Click here to get into your record.  Enter your eID information.
  • In the "Loans" column, click on "Renew All" link.
  • This will tell you what books have been renewed and give you the new dates that the books are due.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is open for requests for both physical and digital materials.

Books will be held for pick up at the Morgan Library. To submit an ILL request, create or log in to your ILL account.

You can request articles and book chapters. All copies will be delivered electronically to your Interlibrary Loan account.

If you have any questions, please email Interlibrary Loan at library_illstaff@mail.colostate.edu.

Prospector loans

Prospector loans will be held at the Loan and Reserve Desk or mailed to faculty offices.

If you need accommodations for book delivery, please email Interlibrary Loan at library_illstaff@mail.colostate.edu.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library

Reference Questions: Contact Sadie Skeels

General library Questions: AskUs Chat Service

If you’ve checked out a laptop from VTH, your due date has been extended to 01/19/2021.  Please email VTH if you have any questions.

Technology

Laptop Checkout Information

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff.  Please come to the Loan & Reserve Desk to determine what laptops are available for checkout.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

Please see our Laptop Checkout webpage for more information about borrowing laptops from CSU Libraries and other departments at CSU.

VTH Patrons: Please email VTH for information regarding laptop checkout.

Returning laptops

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff for most services, including the ability to come into the building to return a laptop.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

VTH patrons: Please email VTH  if you have any questions.

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

If you have a laptop that you checked out from the Behavioral Sciences Building, please email them to arrange a drop off.

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.

Access software on your personal computer

CSU students, faculty and staff can access some software from the Morgan Library Computer Lab online. See Remote Computer Access for instructions.

Printing on campus

Morgan Library is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff, including the computer lab and printers.  For specific hours that the building is open, please visit our website.

Other options for students to print on campus include:

  • Lory Student Center has a printer for use through WebPrint.  It is located in the basement of the LSC, near the KCSU radio station.
  • Some departmental computer labs are open.  Please check with your department.

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.

Course Reserves

The CSU Libraries supports online Course Reserves for all classes. This allows the library to support remote learning and provide safe access to reserve materials for all students.

Beginning Spring 2021, all requests for course reserves, including films and streaming media, must be submitted through the course reserves system. All film and streaming media requests should be placed at least two weeks before they are needed. Library liaisons will no longer be able to process these requests.

If you have any questions, please email Course Reserves.  Visit Course Reserves for additional information.

COVID-19 Resources

Official CSU COVID-19 website

Official CSU COVID-19 website

News and research sources related to COVID-19

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