When is the library open during summer 2021?
The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Tuesday, June 8. Members of the Carleton community who have been cleared to come to campus will be able to enter using their OneCard.
How do I get access to a book or book chapter?
Is the library open to emeritus faculty and retired staff?
Emeritus faculty and retired staff may regain access to campus by reporting full vaccination to the College. Emeritus faculty can designate an individual to serve as a proxy to pick up requested library materials. The designated proxy must be a current faculty, staff, or student who is allowed in campus buildings.
Are visitors allowed in the library?
The library will be accessible via OneCard to current faculty, staff, and students allowed to come to campus. Visitors are permitted inside campus buildings so long as they are masked and accompanied by an employee or student.
Can I still donate books to the library?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to accept donations of books and other physical materials.
Can I request or make my own digital copies of films, books, etc to distribute to my students? What copyright considerations apply?
Carleton’s Copyright Policy and Copyright Guidance continue to be useful during this time of crisis. For the most part, anything that you could legally copy or display in your campus classroom you can display in your online classroom.
In general, proceed as you have always done:
- Link to existing licensed content when possible. Your Library Liaison can help you locate licensed material and identify stable links to that material so that it will work from off campus.
- Perform a Fair Use analysis as usual.The Copyright Committee can help you think through this process and relevant considerations (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Seek permission or alternative content as needed. Your Liaison Librarian can work with you to investigate whether alternative content is accessible that would help you achieve your learning goals.
Special considerations for film and audio digitization
Digitizing and showing entire films or audio performances is often not advisable.
- Select films or audio that are already available online and link to those. For content primarily available through Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc, consider building your syllabus around one of those platforms and having students temporarily subscribe to those services as if they were buying a textbook. (Note that international access to these platforms may vary considerably, so students should use our VPN to access content.)
- Work with your Library Liaison to find alternative content that would serve your learning goals.
- Choose brief clips that are more likely to be considered Fair Use, and work with Academic Technology to deliver those clips to your students. As usual, PEPS will require documentation of your Fair Use analysis before they can reproduce multimedia works.
- Seek permission from the copyright holder, bearing in mind that this can take some time. As usual, PEPS will require documentation of permission before they can reproduce multimedia works.
For more information, see Carleton's Copyright Guidance on transitioning to online learning.
How do I return my interlibrary loan materials?
Do I have to use the VPN to access library resources remotely?
How do I connect Google Scholar to library’s resources?
Click on the three lines on the left side of your screen on http://scholar.google.com and choose Settings. Then click on Library Links and search for Carleton College and choose Carleton College - Full Text. Instructions can be found here: https://gouldguides.carleton.edu/googlescholar. This will show full text options from the library's databases when you search in Google Scholar.
Where can I find scientific research on COVID-19?
This research guide has helpful links: https://gouldguides.carleton.edu/coronavirus.
How do I return library materials if I am off campus?
Can I still work with Archives or Special Collections?
How do I find the full text of an article?
Start by searching for the title in Catalyst to see if online access is available. If so you will see "Online Access" in green and options for where to find the full text. If it is not available, there should be a link to submit an interlibrary loan request for the article. You may also try searching Google Scholar to find the full text of articles, when you are off campus, you may have to change your settings to show links to Carleton's resources.
We have further information on these research guides:
- Finding Full Text: https://gouldguides.carleton.
- Google Scholar: https://gouldguides.carleton.
- Cited Reference Searching and Bibliography Mining: https://gouldguides.carleton.edu/bibliographictrail