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Reynolds Libraries COVID-19 Update (Summer 2020)

Librarian

EMAIL:
library@reynolds.edu

CALL:
Downtown: 804.523.5211
Parham: 804.523.5220
Goochland: 804.523.5419

Library Service changes effective 5/5/2020 until further notice

Note: Reynolds Libraries is operating completely online and the campus libraries are closed until further notice. Please continue to check the college’s website on the COVID-19 changes: http://www.reynolds.edu/campus_life/health/health.aspx

Reynolds Libraries recognizes the challenges posed by these closures, but we are hopeful that you will still be able to effectively engage with not only our digital library resources, but our qualified and helpful staff. See all of the helpful ways you can contact us below:

 

Contact Us Options
Options Availability When will you get help? When to use it

Click button below to start chat now!

 
24/7 Instantly Ask a Librarian is staffed not only by VCCS librarians but also US librarians. It's ideal for research help, making citations, search strategies, and a lot more
Connect with a Reynolds Librarian via Zoom  12pm - 4pm, Monday - Friday when classes are in session Instantly Interact with a Reynolds Librarian through video for a personalized research consultation. See Zoom tips below for more information
Call 804-523-5211 8:30-6:00 Monday - Thursday, 8:30-5:00pm Friday. Instantly Speak directly to a Reynolds Library Staff member for immediate assistance
Fill out the Library Assistance Request form 24/7 You'll hear from us within 24 hours Monday through Friday Schedule a personalized session with a Reynolds Librarian at your convenience
Email library@reynolds.edu 24/7 You'll hear from us within 24 hours Monday through Friday Email us your library questions

 

If you prefer to reach us via Zoom, refer to the helpful Zoom tips below.

Library Virtual Desk/Online Format

Using the Zoom program, you will still be able to interact with Reynolds librarians instantaneously using a laptop/desktop, smartphone, tablet, or even using a basic phone (with no Internet).  Zoom will allow a librarian to assist you in real time and offers the ability for us to share our screen to demonstrate all of your reference needs and questions. Likewise, you will have the ability to share your computer screen so that we can better assist you.

Connecting with a librarian is very easy! During the hours listed above, you simply need to click this link to start receiving assistance immediately:

https://vccs.zoom.us/j/383422033  - If prompted for a meeting ID, please enter 383-422-033

If dialing-in using a phone, please use the phone number: 1-253-215-8782.  Enter the meeting ID 383-422-033. When prompted for a Participant ID, just hit the # button to start session. 

Students are advised to visit our Online Learning services page which has several helpful guides for accessing our library resources from off campus. 

Book Return

A book drop box is now placed next to the entrance to LTC building at Parham Campus.  The book drop is for book and DVD returns only. Due dates for books and DVDs during this period will be extended until at least August 24th (subject to be extended further). Fines will not accrue until after this time.

Lending

We are currently not lending any physical materials such as books or DVDs. We can process ILL requests for electronic resources ONLY. Visit the ILL request form if you need to submit an electronic resource request.  Did you know that you can access over 200,000 ebooks from off campus? Visit this guide for information about accessing the various ebook databases available to you. 

For Faculty

All library instruction sessions are offered online via Zoom.‚Äč

Faculty members are encouraged to request embedded tutors or librarians in Canvas.

Check out our Online Learning page to learn more about the library services and resources that support teaching and learning during this challenging period!

 

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