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Fall 2021 Research Desk Info

Welcome to the fall semester!  We have good news: The Information and Research Help Desk is open for in-person service this semester. The librarians are available for helping you with your research and book/resource-finding needs.

Studying from home? You have options. The Virtual Research Desk is still alive and well! You can chat in real-time with librarians on the Ask Us page by clicking the green “Chat is Online” button. If you already started your search in the Quicksearch box, click the blue “Ask us! tab on the side of your screen to begin a chat session. You can also call at 786-1848 and email us using this form. If you have a particularly gnarly question, we can even Zoom with you!

For fall 2021, the In-person and Virtual Reference Desk will be available 9 am – 8 pm Monday-Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm Friday, and 1 pm – 6 pm Saturday-Sunday.

Need even more options to get help? Lucky for you, librarians are also available by appointment!

If you have a pretty specialized question in your field of study, we have specific librarians whose skills are best suited to particular subjects. You can find the list of subject librarians and which majors they serve here. You can book an appointment with a specific librarian by clicking on their name and following the prompts.

Have a great fall semester!

What the Library Can Do For Students

The Library is open to students with a valid UA or APU ID. If you don’t have a UAA ID, we can help you get one, for more information see the Library Services Update page. Also, check this guide for the most current building hours and online research assistance hours. Both are on the Library Services Update page.

We have laptops along with earbuds available for use within the building for attending classes, and we have laptops that can be checked out to take home. These are available at the Main Circulation Desk. The Library can provide Document Delivery services for some materials, and students can check-out books from the Library. Course Reserves are available at the Main Circulation Desk. These are textbooks or course materials placed in the Library by a professor for use by students in support of their coursework.

For research help from a Librarian, use the Library’s Ask Us service on the library website. The Consortium Library is providing online Information and Research Services. All the virtual ways to contact us still exist, but we do not have librarians at the first floor Research Help Desk. On the Library’s website is an Ask Us link which provides access to librarians via chat, email, phone, texting, and online appointments.

Please contact Archives and Special Collections directly if you have need of their collections or research services.

The Library has a page within University of Alaska’s Blackboard  to make library access easier. There is also a Library link within your course in Blackboard and there are resources on this Guides page on our website. These pages are designed to provide more direct access to relevant Library resources. For many more resources use QuickSearch on our main page or the databases, including our ebook collections. The Library is available on the the APU website as well.

If you need any assistance finding information or research, please don’t hesitate to contact the Virtual Research Help Desk. Or you may contact the subject librarian for your program for research help. They can meet with you via online means such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Use this link to make an appointment .

Let us know how we can help!

 

What the Library can do for students!

The Library is still open to students with a valid UA or APU ID. If you don’t have a UAA ID, we can help you get one, for more information see the COVID-19 update page. The library hours have changed and there are two sets of hours now: building hours and online research assistance hours. Both are on the Library Services Update page.

We have laptops along with earbuds available for use within the building for attending classes, and we have laptops that can be checked out to take home. These are available at the Main Circulation Desk. The Library can provide Document Delivery services for some materials, and students can check-out books from the Library.

For research help from a Librarian, use the Library’s Ask Us service on the library website. The Consortium Library has moved to online Information and Research Services. All the virtual ways to contact us still exist, but we do not have librarians at the first floor Research Help Desk. On the Library’s website is an Ask Us link which provides access to librarians via chat, email, texting, and online appointments.

Please contact Archives and Special Collections directly if you have need of their collections or research services.

The Library has a page within University of Alaska’s Blackboard  to make library access easier. There is also a Library link within your course in Blackboard and there are resources on this Guides page on our website. These pages are designed to provide more direct access to relevant Library resources. For many more resources use QuickSearch on our main page or the databases, including our ebook collections. The Library is available on the the APU website as well.

If you need any assistance finding information or research, please don’t hesitate to contact the Virtual Reference Desk. Or you may contact the subject librarian for your program for research help. They can meet with you via online means such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Use this link to make an appointment .

Let us know how we can help!

 

 

Writing Tutoring in the Library

Are you looking for some help with a writing assignment.  Good news, the Library has a partnership with the Learning Commons Writing Center to provide tutors during evenings and weekends.

Hours in the Library:

Writing Tutors available in Rm 210:  Mon – Thurs,  6-9pm and Sat – Sun 12-5pm

Additional tutoring services are available in the Learning Commons and online via Live Homework Help