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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:

If you want to request an item, click here.  (More detail below at Contact-Free Access to the Collection)

If you want to come into the Library space, please remember your mask and ID for card-tap access entry.

If you're looking for quick tutorials about Library resources/services, visit our Channel to start streaming now.

If you don't know what you want and you need help, email us at ref@wit.edu.

Card-tap access to the Library space for Wentworth Community members

Library users will be required to tap their Wentworth ID card before they can enter the Library. The card-tap system is programmed to display your CoVerified status as well. Please note that you will need to be up to date with symptom reporting and testing protocols to enter the Library space.

Browsing

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 circdesk@wit.edu to plan in advance.

Contact-Free Access to the Collection

The print book stacks will be closed to general browsing in the spring. 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.  

  • Pickup 

    If you need a print book or DVD from the Library collection, we will be happy to package the item for you and let you know when it is available for pickup. 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; thereafter, you can pick up your item(s) at any time the Library is open. 

  • e-Delivery

    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.

Spring 2021 Course Reserves

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 semester, 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. 

Course Reserves for Students

Course Reserves for Faculty

Quick How-To Videos

Need a quick tutorial on how to reserve your seat? Want to know how to access Library resources remotely? Check out the Schumann Shorts, our collection of quick how-to and informational videos from the Wentworth Librarians. Visit our Channel to start streaming now.

Reference and Instruction Services

Please visit the Reference Services page for more information.

Technology Sandbox

The Technology Sandbox will be operating a 3D printing service in the spring. 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.

Health and Safety in the Library

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:  

  • Masks (worn properly over the mouth and nose) are required in the Library at all times.  
  • Please remember to socially distance from other people in the Library by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and others whenever possible.  
  • For your own safety and the safety of others, please disinfect your space before and after you use it. Wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided. 
  • During the Spring of 2021, no food or drink is allowed in the Library. 

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.

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