Library Information During COVID-19 

We continue to emphasize the use of our online services and resources during this time. Our Libaries' website is available for use anytime, anywhere.

The physical spaces of the UWSP Libraries are now open for use by current students, faculty, and staff (including emeriti) of UW-Stevens Point.  Several precautionary measures have been put into place to facilitate safe use of our facilities.

  • Face coverings are required of all employees and visitors
  • Social distancing and good hygiene practices are expected
  • Marked entrances encourage one-way traffic flow and minimize interactions
  • Physical furnishings reduced to encourage social distancing
  • Sanitizing stations distributed across facilities to allow users to clean spaces before and after use

Please visit our hours page to view library hours. The following table summarizes changes to library services during Fall 2021.

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT / SERVICE
 STATUS
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Archives  
Physical accessWalk In
Students, faculty, and staff, as well as members from the general public, can access the physical archival collections by visiting the Archives during normal business hours. 
Digital collectionsVirtualLimited digital resources may be accessed via the Digital Collections, and we encourage reference questions to be submitted via email when possible.
   
Reference AssistanceVirtual and In Person

In Person: Reference Desk (1st Flr)

Online chat: www.uwsp.edu/library/chat

Text: 715-602-3542

Email: librefd@uwsp.edu

Tel: 715-346-2836

Personal Research Consultation: https://www.uwsp.edu/library/Pages/researchConsultation.aspx

Library InstructionVirtual
Face-to-face (following campus guidelines)
Librarians continue to offer library instruction via a variety of options.
   
Collection Access  
Course ReserveOpen
Physical Course Reserve items have been made available electronically whenever possible.  
General Book Stacks, Reference, Periodicals, IMC, branch campuses OpenOur physical collections are open for browsing and check out. Normal loan periods apply.
Government DocumentsOpen

UW Resource Sharing (UB)OpenThis service has resumed. 
Interlibrary LoanLimitedThis service has resumed. Item availability is dependent on other libraries' ability to access their collections and many still do not have access to their physical collections. You will be notified if we are unable to obtain your requested item.
Online resourcesVirtualhttp://www.uwsp.edu/library
New purchase requests
Normal
Purchasing restrictions have been lifted. Please submit requests for library materials via our online order form. 
   
Study Spaces  
Individual StudyOpenAlbertson Hall and branch campus libraries will be open for individual student study. Disinfecting supplies will be provided throughout our facilities to clean spaces before and after use. 
Virtual Class ParticipationOpenStudents needing to participate in a virtual (online synchronous) classes while on campus are welcome to do so in library spaces. Please visit this page for recommended spaces and guidelines for use.
Group Study

Limited
Participants are encouraged to use online meeting tools such as Zoom or Microsoft teams to facilitate group meetings. Group study rooms remain closed but students are welcome to utilize open floor spaces.
   
3D PrintingDiscontinued Service
Individuals in need of 3D printing services may inquire with Create Portage County's Idea Center for information about their services.

 

Questions?

Please contact libcirc@uwsp.edu or 715-346-2540. Campus updates about COVID-19 can be found on the university’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.