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COVID-19 and the Library

The UIC University Library is open with limited services.

A seat reservation is required to use the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago. Contact-Free Pick-Up (Daley) and Low-Contact Pick-Up (LHS Chicago) remains available.

Online research support is available. See access and hours for all library locations.

Online Collections and Services

We encourage you to access our many collections and services online. The Library subscribes to tens of thousands of online resources that can be searched through our Library website at library.uic.edu. Hundreds of research guides provide information about specific disciplinary resources as well as about issues such as copyright, which may be on your mind as you move your courses online. In addition, many publishers and vendors are increasing access to their offerings during this crisis.

Chat with a Librarian is available from Mon. to Thu., 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. All other inquiries submitted through email will be answered within 24 hours. Library faculty are also available for virtual research consultations – fill out the form, and a librarian will send a link to WebEx or Zoom for the appointment.

I-Share and Interlibrary Loan

Articles and book chapters (PDFs) can still be requested via Interlibrary Loan, but service is limited by closures at other libraries. Books and other physical materials are available from I-Share and Interlibrary Loan beginning on Aug. 24 on a limited basis.

Contact-Free Pick-Up from the Richard J. Daley Library

The UIC University Library is now providing contact-free pick-up of materials from our Richard J. Daley Library collections, including books (monographs, serials, journals), CDs and DVDs.

  • Pick-up is available M-F between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Daley Library media will be available with a one week loan period
  • Textbooks/course reserve materials are available on a limited basis
  • A valid UIC library card is required to request materials

To request materials from the Daley Library, sign in to your account, then search the catalog. For any item in the Daley Library, under the section “Get It”, you will see a “Request” link. Click the link and then click “Send Request.”

Within 72 hours of receiving your request, the Library will notify you at your UIC affiliated email address that your materials are available along with instructions for picking them up.

When ready, requested materials will be available at the west entrance of the Daley Library at 801 S. Morgan St. A table will be set up outside of the doors to the library for users to retrieve their items packaged in bags with loan information attached.

Low-Contact Pick-Up of books from the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago

The UIC University Library is now providing low-contact pick-up of books from our Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago collections

  • Pick-up is available M-F between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Materials housed in the Daley Library or storage warehouse are not available
  • Textbooks/course reserve materials are available on a limited basis
  • A valid UIC library card is required to request materials
  • Open reserve collection items are available for a two-week loan period

To request materials from the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, please use the Ask a Librarian service available from the Library home page.

Within 72 hours of receiving your request, the Library will notify you at your UIC affiliated email address that your materials are available along with instructions for picking them up.

When ready, requested materials will be available inside the vestibule at the entrance to the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago. Staff will permit you to enter and retrieve your book.

Returns

Items can be returned to the library using the book return slots accessible from outside each of the Library buildings.  Books can also be returned through the U.S. Postal Service.  See the Library’s website for mailing addresses.

Additional resources

Please consult this UIC page for campus-level information on how the University is dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

Experiencing discrimination? Visit UIC Global Asian Studies’ Stigma & Covid-19: Viruses Do Not Discriminate

Information on preventive measures can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact Us

For questions, please email lib-COVID19@uic.edu

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