Due to the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the transition from Stage 3 to Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, many libraries associated with the University of Divinity will now be closed and their print collections inaccessible. Different restrictions apply to the libraries not located in Victoria. During this time the University continues to provide access to a huge number of online library resources through the Library Hub. Library staff will be working from home, and continuing to provide as much assistance as possible to library patrons, albeit virtually rather than face-to-face.
This LibGuide will be a central place to provide information about currently available library services and maximising your use of available online resources.
A printable PDF version of the Library Services and COVID-19 Guide is also available below.
Please email Kerrie Burn on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to suggest useful additions for this guide.
The University’s response to the COVID-19 crisis is guided by two priorities: to safeguard the health of our members and the general public, and to ensure continuity of our mission of education and research, especially for students.
Library Staff appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times and look forward to the time when we can resume normal library services across the library network.
Although most libraries associated with the University of Divinity are now closed to the public, library staff continue to work from home or behind closed doors. Available library services will vary depending on each library’s circumstances and location. Most libraries have extended loans, waived overdue fees and are able to be contacted for assistance. Some libraries are also able to provide scanning, document delivery, inter-library loan and “Click and Collect” services for staff and students who need access to print resources for their studies that are not accessible from home. However, most resources required to complete units and assessment tasks will be made available through the Library Hub and ARK and there will be no need to borrow additional books at this time.
Please see individual library websites for further information about current operating conditions.