Spring Support from the UMass Lowell Libraries
The UMass Lowell Library staff will continue to support faculty and students virtually during the Spring 2021 semester. Below is an overview of services the library will provide for faculty in the Spring. If you have further questions or need help, start by searching our to see if the answer is already posted. You can also send an email to . As resources and new information becomes available we will post them on our COVID-19 .
Hard copy course reserves won't be available in the UML Libraries this spring. We will host electronic versions to the extent possible. Materials should be submitted 4 weeks in advance. Learn more about these emergency measures in our .
The library is accepting requests to digitize videos for faculty, and we will assist to the extent that current staffing allows. You will be asked to provide a copy of the DVD that you wish to digitize. Contact Celine Beaudry, (Celine_Beaudry@uml.edu),with DVD digitization requests.
Text digitization is limited to what is in our collection and will need to be scanned, like articles in our journal archives. Due to copyright law, we can’t digitize entire books but we can digitize portions of books. Please plan ahead if you need these services, as library staff requires several weeks to complete these requests.
Films on Demand
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The library will resume requesting print materials like books and DVDs. ILL requests for journal articles will continue as well. Other libraries may have limited access to their collections and reduced hours so we expect significantly longer wait times for receiving requests and to have many more unfillable requests. Use our catalog to search for and request print books through our ILL service and our databases to request articles. Please remember, we are not able to request access to ebooks.
Materials will be available for pick up and return at Lydon on Mondays and Thursdays. Borrowers will need their UCard to gain entrance to the vestibule at Lydon. The interior will not be open to patrons. Borrowers who have difficulty with the stairs should contact Judith_BarnesLong@uml.edu to make an appointment to pick up materials.
BPL Ecard and Local Libraries
OER (Open Educational Resources) and Textbooks
Research, Information Literacy, and Library instruction is available virtually. We have options that include live workshops over Zoom and pre-recorded videos that can be embedded into Blackboard and LibGuides.
Review YouTube videos and embed them as needed
Changes to Course Reserve Procedure for Spring 2021
To protect the health and safety of our community, hard copy course reserves will not be available in the UML Libraries in Spring 2021. In this emergency situation, the UML Libraries will attempt to host electronic versions to the extent possible. To do this we are asking instructors to provide the electronic materials by creating machine readable pdfs. Materials should be submitted 4 weeks in advance.
If you have questions please contact
Ellen Keane (Ellen_Keane@uml.edu)
Meg Shields (Margaret_Shields@uml.edu)