UW Libraries Blog


July 29, 2020

UW Libraries Reopening Plans: A Message from the Dean

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries

To our UW Community, Libraries are essential to research, teaching and learning at UW. We acknowledge how challenging the ambiguity of this time is, and the desire to confirm plans and expectations for Fall quarter and beyond. Our planning teams have been working hard to develop a phased reopening approach, aligned with public health requirements…


Faculty Guidance for Fall Quarter: UPDATE

UW Libraries

This post is intended to help answer the most common questions from faculty and to highlight¬† available resources to help prepare for Fall quarter. When in doubt, ASK US. Re-opening and access to physical materials:. The Libraries will not be open to the public in Phase 2. This message from the Dean (7/29) outlines the…


Commercial Textbooks in a Virtual Environment: Challenges Explained

UW Libraries

Thank you to our colleagues at University of Guelph Libraries for sharing their language documenting these challenges. We have adapted it with permission. As we approach the fall 2020 quarter, library staff are working hard to provide alternative access to our traditional print course reserves collection. A significant portion of the books on reserve are…