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COVID-19 Update

 Last updated September 3, 2020
 

PASCAL Delivers Services Now Available at Most Participating Libraries

PASCAL Delivers service has resumed at most participating libraries. Our primary goal as we resume services is staff and patron safety. Please contact your home library for information on available services at your campus. 

Impacts on Services due to COVID-19: 
Due to campus restrictions at most institutions, Pick-up Anywhere and Visiting Patron services will not be available for the Fall 2020 semester.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect users, some delivery and processing procedures have changed. PASCAL libraries are making every effort to fulfill the community’s needs during this time; however, items will take longer to arrive and, in some cases, may be inaccessible. Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery to your home library. Thank you for your patience!

New Discovery Interface for PASCAL Delivers:
In June 2020, all participating PASCAL Delivers introduced a new statewide Alma/Primo platform for library services. PASCAL Delivers searching and requesting is now integrated into each member library's local catalog. To search your institution's new library catalog and request materials from other institutions, please visit your home library's website.

 

PASCAL Staff Working Remotely

PASCAL staff are working remotely. Although our physical office is closed please know that staff are available and ready to support our member libraries during these challenging and unprecedented circumstances. You can contact us by email, phone, or we would be happy to set up a Zoom chat with you. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you during this transition to remote library services and online learning.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Libraries & Online Learning

As the PASCAL community responds to COVID-19 and moves to remote learning and library services, we are compiling resources that may be helpful to you and your faculty.  We'll continue to update this list, which can found on the PASCAL website, here: https://pascalsc.libguides.com/news/COVID-19_resources.  If you have any questions regarding online resources available through PASCAL, or if you have suggestions for resources to be added to this list, please contact Amy Trepal or Ellan Jenkinson.

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