Library Service During Campus Closure

Covid-19 Response as of Fall 2020

The library remains in Phase 3 of its Covid-19 response, and many campus services are closed or limited in a proactive measure against the spread of Covid-19. For full campus details, please see the JCCC COVID-19 resource page.

Currently, the library is still providing most of its services virtually with online support through several resources, during the following service hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm

Friday: 7:30am - 5pm

Saturday: 1pm - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

On Campus Activity

The Billington Library's Second Floor will have limited access through September 4 as we improve our shelving solutions. Staff will be providing holds materials and answering directional or informational questions from the 2nd floor security gate while the Library is open.

Building Access Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9pm

Friday: 7:30am - 5pm

Saturday: 1pm - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

There will also be limited in-person research assistance on the LIB 1st floor.

Monday - Friday: 10am - 2pm

Library Services

Though most Research Support offered by our librarians is online, there are many services offered:

Expanded Access to Resources

Many publishers of library and educational resources are making tools freely available or expanding access to material for subscribers. Expect this list to fluctuate for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • AmazingEducationalResources: This is a list of tools for educators and resources for students and researchers that is actively being curated. They have either been made temporarily freely available during the COVID-19 crisis or are open access. CAUTION: Different resources here will have different monitorings and terms and conditions. It is advised to research each.
  • Big Timber Learning Bundles: These collection of electronic book bundles are appropriate for reading levels k-12. Possibly useful for developmental courses, or children's literature classes.
  • Booklist: A book review magazine published by the American Library Association, this premium-access publication has been made freely available until further notice.
  • Gale Comprehensive Toolkit: A collection of database resources, training, online learning support, and research expert insights arranged and made available during the COVID-19 event.
  • Library Journal: For the duration of this crisis, Library Journal has unlocked their archives.
  • National Emergency Library: a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
  • Ohio State University Press : Many publications covering a variety of topics. Ohio State University Press will keep this open for the duration of the crisis.
  • Ovid's COVID-19 Toolkit for Clinicians: To help prepare healthcare workers, Ovid has made this package of useful information available.
  • Project MUSE Access: Project MUSE is tracking which publishers are providing free access to to books and journals. Expect this list to fluctuate.
  • ProQuest Ebook Central Access: Ebook Central will allow concurrent users on books from over 50 publishers now through June.
  • Vision Maker Media: Indigenous Films: A collection of documentaries and films that cover indigenous persons and issues in the United States.
  • Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Resources: Wolters Kluwer, providers of Ovid, have collected their resources into one page.

Circulating Physical Books


JCCC Students & Faculty can request books and media through the library’s online catalog to be sent to your home during the COVID-19 closure. Library staff will pull the material, users will be notified of its availability via email, and it will be available for pickup at the LIB 2nd floor circulation desk. The library will respond to requests via campus e-mail. Expect the books to arrive in 3 to 5 days. Material can be returned inside the campus or at the outside campus dropbox, located outside of the LIB building on its East side near the parking lot. Further questions about materials or Interlibrary Loan items/renewal can be asked here.

You can check materials through your account, or return materials at the book-drop, located outside of the LIB building on its East side near the parking lot. Further questions about materials or Interlibrary Loan items/renewal can be asked here.

Contact

12345 College Blvd

Overland Park, KS 66210

Information: (913) 469-3871

Circulation: (913) 469-4484

Fall 2020 LIB Building Hours

Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 9pm

Fri: 7:30am - 5pm

Sat & Sun: 1pm - 5pm

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