There's a lot of important information on this page about changes to the Library this semester. If you want to learn about these changes in more detail, please do read on. But if all you need is a quick-start guide to navigating the Library and our services this semester, here are some quick tips:
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Massachusetts and CDC guidelines require that we strictly limit occupancy in the Library. To conform to these guidelines, and to support potential contact tracing efforts, Library users will be required to reserve a seat before they can enter the Library. Additionally, users can make appointments to browse the book stacks and to print from the Library plotters (for more information, see below).
The Library Seat Reservation website allows students, faculty, and staff to search for and reserve a specific seat in the Library. If you already know where you want to sit, check out Know Your Spot for quick links to seats in a specific area of the Library.
Contact-free access to the plotter will be by appointment only. Please visit this page to book an appointment for 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on the complexity of your file. A Library staff member will operate the plotter and work with you to make sure your file prints correctly.
The book stacks will be closed to general browsing, and in most cases, you can use the Contact-Free Access form to request items from the Library. In some cases, however, you may want to browse the book stacks. In such a case, you will need to fill out the Book Stacks Browsing Appointment Request form.
Elevator Access to the Mezzanine
Access to the Library is restricted to the doors at the main entrance of the Library on Level 2 of Beatty Hall. If you require elevator access to the Mezzanine level, please visit the main entrance when you arrive, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to plan in advance.
The print book stacks will be closed to general browsing in the fall. As always, much of the Library’s collection is available online; however, if you find that there are physical items - such as print books, DVDs, or print journals - that you need to use, we have devised a plan to get you access to those items.
If you need a print book or DVD from the Library collection, we will be happy to package the item for you and arrange a time for you to come to the library to pick it up. Use the Request for Contact-Free Access to Library Materials form to request an item from the Library collection.
When your materials are ready, you will receive an email with instructions for booking a convenient time to come and pickup your item(s).
In some cases, you may only need an article from a print journal or a chapter from a book, rather than the entire book. In such cases, you can also use the Request for Contact-Free Access to Library Materials form to submit the request. We will scan and email you a PDF of the article/chapter you requested.
Course reserves will be only in electronic/online format this semester; there will be no print reserves items.
Even though many of us may be returning to campus this fall, keeping Course Reserves online will allow all students to access the materials, regardless of the modality of their learning. An additional consideration is that in order to safely circulate physical books, they must be quarantined for up to 72 hours in between users. Due to the high demand of Course Reserve materials, offering only electronic copies of these items will increase student access to the materials.
The Technology Sandbox will be operating a 3D printing service in the fall. Students, faculty, or staff who wish to print a 3D model will be able to upload the model to the Library website. Tech Sandbox staff will print the object and arrange a contact-free pickup time. Please visit the Technology Sandbox website for details.
We expect all users of the Library to comply with Institutional, state, and CDC guidelines for health and safety at all times. Please note the following:
For more information on health and safety guidelines, as well as on Wentworth’s overall framework for our return to campus in the fall, please visit Wentworth’s Re-Entry website.
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115