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COVID-19: Updates on Drexel Libraries Resources & Services

Following Drexel University’s response to COVID-19, the Libraries is taking precautions to ensure the safety of the Drexel Community while continuing our mission to provide core services to support teaching, research and learning.

This page contains all relevant information related to the Libraries' current operations and response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including access to remote services and other useful links.

Building Access:

All Libraries locations are currently closed following Governor Wolf’s order that all “non-life-sustaining” businesses must close physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19.  

Support for Drexel Researchers:

(Updated March 25, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.)

Libraries staff will continue to provide remote assistance to support Drexel researchers through each stage of the research life-cycle.

  • Find funding opportunities & partnerships: The Libraries provides access to Pivot and other databases that link researchers to information funding opportunities, funders, and awarded grants.
  • Research Data Management Support: For assistance using the DMPTool or to request a review of a Data Management Plan to ensure it aligns with the requirements set by funding agencies, email datamanagement@drexel.edu
  • Writing & Publishing: There are many ways to share research with the world, and Drexel librarians are available to advise on Open Access, author rights and copyright, citation management and more.
  • Research Guides & Tutorials: Our Library Guides offer great starting places for beginning your research. Created by subject librarians, these guides and tutorials provide detailed information about resources important to different areas of research.
  • Research Consultations: Our subject librarians have extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in their fields of study and are available for one-on-one remote meetings to discuss research.

Online Resources:

Discover and access the Drexel Libraries’ robust authoritative online information resources—including journal articles, ebooks, databases, and streaming videos—from anywhere, any time. For more information or assistance, contact us via email, live chat or phone.

  • Databases
  • eJournals
  • eBooks
  • Drexel Library Guides & Tutorials
  • Temporary Access to Electronic Resources: Some publishers and vendors are offering temporary access to online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that access to some of these resources might not align with the timing of your reading assignments. Libraries staff are vetting such resources and will soon advise about the reliability of accessing them during the spring 2020 quarter. Subject librarians are available to provide guidance about the details of individual vendor offers. 

Remote Service Updates:

During the spring term, Libraries staff will continue to provide remote services to help the Drexel community. Below please find a list of some of the key remote services we offer. We will update this list as we launch more online services to support research, teaching and learning at Drexel. If you need information about a service that is not listed below, visit www.library.drexel.edu or contact us at LibAssist@drexel.libanswers.com

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Electronic Course Reserves

  • Access to physical course reserve materials is suspended until further notice.
  • Our subject specialists will work with faculty to find online alternatives to replace physical resources.

Interlibrary Loan Services

  • All E-ZBorrow services are suspended until further notice. All E-ZBorrow loan periods are extended until the Libraries reopens.
  • You may continue to place interlibrary loan (ILL) requests via ILLiad. Libraries staff will attempt to provide electronic versions of all content requested via ILL.

University Archives

  • The Drexel University Archives is closed until further notice. Archives staff are available to answer questions and provide remote research consultations, consultations about donating or transferring records to the Archives, rights and reproductions support and advice about implementing the Records Management policy. Send all questions and requests to archives@drexel.edu

Events

  • All in-person events have been postponed until further notice. Information about rescheduled events and new online events and webinars will be announced over the coming weeks.

Borrowing and Returns:

We have extended all loan periods for physical materials to June 11, 2020. Physical materials will not incur fines before that date. If you need to extend a loan period beyond this date, contact libassist@drexel.libanswers.com

Additional Links & COVID-19 Resources: