Fall 2020 Update
Neumann university library is your spot this semester for quiet, independent study in a safe and socially distanced environment. Neumann students, faculty & staff wishing to use the library will be required to have a valid reservation for one of our 50 available seats. Currently, three-hour (3) reservation blocks are available Mondays through Thursdays and those with reservations can come and go as they please during their reserved block of time. QR code’s will be posted for easy self-check in.
Outside guests will not be permitted to use the Library at this time.
When reservations are filled, or if you need a space outside of library service hours, classroom spaces will be made available. Please see the Library Hours page for additional details.
We ask all library users to partner with us in staying healthy and make use of the cleaning products provided to sanitize workstations upon arrival. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.
Reservations can be made on our web page by clicking the “book a library seat” button, and all members of the community may book two reservations per day. Reservations can be made two days in advance or by scanning a QR code upon arrival. Space is limited, so advanced booking is encouraged.
View this helpful video for additional details about using this new reservations system.
Supplies & services temporarily modified for your safety:
- Per CDC guidelines, face to face group study is not encouraged, so the library will provide spaces for independent study only and furnishings may not be moved.
- Printing will not be provided in the library. Printing will be available in the g-level labs of Bachmann, the first floor of RAB, and other locations as directed by ITR. Paperless submissions via blackboard are strongly encouraged wherever possible.
- Many of the supplies ordinarily provided, like headphones, chargers, and highlighters, will not be available at this time.
- Food will be prohibited.
- Course reserves will not be provided by the library at this time.
- All returns to the library should be deposited in the book drop outside our main doors; items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelf for additional check-outs.
- Requests to check-out items will be made online using our Item Request Form and pick-ups will take place each Friday, unless otherwise arranged with a member of the Library staff.
- Inter library loan services will still be provided, but users should note that many libraries we are accustomed to borrowing from may have suspended their lending of books or suspended their services altogether at this time. We will continue to try our best to satisfy your requests.
Research & Instruction:
Research and instruction services by librarians will continue to be provided virtually. Pop in for a virtual chat, use our online scheduler for a phone or video session via Microsoft Teams, or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome back! May your semester be successful and as always may you remain #NeumannStrong.
The mission of the Neumann University Library is to support and enhance the academic curriculum, our Catholic Franciscan mission, identity and core values, and the educational goals of the University. The Library develops and maintains a varied collection of resources and promotes information literacy standards within the University community.
The CollectionThe Library has thousands of print books and ebooks, several thousand electronic and print journal titles, and a growing collection of multimedia items including films and audio books.
Access to tens of thousands of online journals, magazines, and newspapers are provided by the Library’s numerous database subscriptions.
Access to all of our databases is available for current students, faculty, and staff. These databases are also available off campus, using a Neumann user name and password.
The Curriculum Resource Collection contains a strong selection of curriculum materials and children's books, including the winners of the Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children's Literature.
The Library has an ever-growing Popular Reading Collection that features both current best sellers as well as classics and cult favorites.
Our holdings, both print and ebooks, are available by searching the library's online catalog, which is available both on and off campus via the Library Catalog link.