By: Eva Monhaut
As the entire IU community prepares for the rest of the semester being entirely online, many students may be worried about not being able to access the necessary resources for their courses. At IU South Bend both, the Schurz Library and the Wiekamp Educational Resource Commons, will be remaining open with updated hours and procedures including curbside pickup services.
IU South Bend Schurz Library, Dean of Library Services, Vicki Bloom reminds students that the role of all libraries has not changed, “we are here to help students succeed.” As the services remain open, they have shortened their hours which students can find and update versions of at https://library.iusb.edu/about-us/hdp.html.
Resources and services still accessible to students include Zoom meeting rooms, use of computers and other technology, checking out materials via curbside, and access to study rooms within the library. The curbside pickup will be available through the end of the semester, ending Dec. 20.
“This includes materials that students request from IUCAT’s request delivery and through our fabulous interlibrary loan service,” Bloom explained.
For students in need of additional research assistance, they can contact any of the IU South Bend libraries through the chat service or leave a message at (574) 520-4441.
“Students can also schedule an online research appointment with a librarian who has expertise on your subject,” Bloom said.
Additionally, students can always access can of the IU South Bend online resources such as eBooks, e-Journals and streaming services 24/7 via the library website.
“Not to worry! First, our librarians can direct students to needed resources. They have the expertise and knowledge of our collections and our interlibrary loan services to help our students with their research questions and projects. The libraries’ website has lots of useful information: https://library.iusb.edu/index.html and good luck on finals,” Bloom said.