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Spring 2021 Update

We have made some changes for Spring 2021 in an effort to bring you a more expansive range of safe services and spaces! Longer service hours, less restrictive reservations, and special online class-taking spaces are among the adjustments. Read on for more details.

Special thanks to those students who provided us with feedback to make these changes possible.

Library Space:

Neumann university library is your spot this semester for quiet, independent study in a safe and socially distanced environment. Students may also reserve one of our designated online class spaces where quiet talking is permitted in order to fully participate in online class sessions. Neumann students, faculty & staff wishing to use the library will have access to 50 available seats. Seats are first come first served or can be guaranteed with a valid online reservation.

Space is limited, so advanced booking is encouraged. To make your reservation, click "Book a Library Seat" on the this page just below the gold box to the right. Currently, reservations can be made between 9am and 4pm or between 5 and 9pm Mondays through Thursdays. 

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 (coming soon).

We ask all library users to partner with us in keeping healthy! Please make use of the cleaning products provided to sanitize workstations upon arrival. Masks and social distancing are required at all times.

Online Class Area: 

Spaces 23-32 (purple on map ) are currently designated for use by students using their personal laptops to participate in online classes.Quiet talking will be permitted and headphones will be required.

Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. If you are interested in securing a semester-long reservation in one of these spaces, email library@neumann.edu today.

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.

Library Materials:

  • 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. See our Request Item page for additional details.
  • 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 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 library@neumann.edu

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 library@neumann.edu

Welcome back! May your semester be successful and as always may you remain #NeumannStrong.

 

Mission Statement

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 Collection

The 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.

Contact us anytime by email at: library@neumann.edu or click below to chat with a librarian.

Spring Chat Hours: 
M-TH 12 - 6
Friday: Noon - 4

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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.

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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.