Dixie State University
LIBRARY & LEARNING SERVICES
Library & Learning Services Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Is the Library Open?
The Holland Centennial Commons is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library services are available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to DSU students, faculty, and staff.
Current service levels:
- Circulation - materials in the library stacks may be checked out as usual.
- Reserves - reserve materials are not available.
- Study Rooms - max occupancy of 1 or 2 per room as noted by the posted sign.
- Interlibrary Loan - varies by lending library. Loans of print material are largely unavailable.
- Reference - available online/by telephone only. Click on the “Ask a Librarian” tab on the library webpage or call 435-652-7714 and select the option for the Reference Desk.
- Special Collections - open to researchers by appointment only. Please call 435-634-2087 or email Specialcollections@dixie.edu to schedule an appointment.
- Writing Center - will not offer in-person appointments for the Summer 2020 semester. However, they continue to offer online appointments. To schedule an appointment, please click on the “Appointments” tab on the Writing Center webpage. For more information about online tutoring, click the link below. If you need assistance or have questions, call the Writing Center Coordinator, Ashton, at 801-698-8645.
- Academic Performance Center - will only be hosting online appointments. To book an online appointment please click on the “Book an Appointment” tab on the APC webpage. If you need assistance, call Hailey Faiola at 702-830-3284.
Library and Learning Services encourages students to take advantage of the wide variety of electronic resources and services. Electronic books and journal articles are available from library.dixie.edu. To access these resources from home, log in with your Dixie ID and password. Students can use the Ask a Librarian feature by texting a question until 10 pm to 435-244-3781. They can also contact the library at 435-652-7714 or at firstname.lastname@example.org from 9 am to 5 pm. You can email a librarian or “meet” with a librarian remotely. Help for remote learning classes is available online through the Academic Performance & Tutoring Center and Writing Center.
The Help Desk is available to assist remotely with all campus technological needs. Students, faculty, and staff can get help with everything from working in Canvas to general computer or Dmail support. The Help Desk can be reached at 435-879-4357 or at email@example.com.
Student Support Provided During the COVID-19 Response
Some statistics on ways that Library & Learning Services are helping the Dixie community are here .
Help With Internet Access and Educational Support Resources
Various internet access providers are providing reduced cost or expanded internet access or waiving fees in response to the Coronavirus.
Please see their webpages for details:
EDUCAUSE has provided a list of of corporations and service providers who are offering special discounts on technology, open educational resources, or support for higher education institutions transitioning to remote work and online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak here.
In addition, the library now has a limited number of laptops available for checkout at the circulation desk.
A message from the Dean
Dear DSU Library & Learning Services users,
Library and Learning Services at Dixie State University is working closely with campus partners to provide learning support as we all work together to ensure the safety of the campus community in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
For current information on the Dixie State University COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan please see https://wellness.dixie.edu/coronavirus-information/
During this situation, the Library and IT are implementing and encouraging social distancing measures. The CDC defines social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 ft or 2 meters) from others when possible.”
Current hours for the Holland Centennial Commons are available at: https://library.dixie.edu/info/hours.html
We are encouraging students to take advantage of our wide variety of electronic resources and services. We have over 73,000 journals available online to help you with your papers and research. A good place to begin your research is https://library.dixie.edu/er/general_databases.html or through our research guides by subject. Need an article and we don’t have it full-text? We can get it for you and have it delivered to you electronically. Request online through our interlibrary loan service. We also have over 190,000 electronic full-text books. To access all of these resources from home, just use your normal Dixie ID and password.
Getting help for remote learning classes:
Meeting with a tutor from the Writing Center or Academic Performance Center online is fast and easy:
Academic Performance Center Online Tutoring
Writing Center Online Tutoring
Librarians can help you with any of your research needs (including navigating our electronic resources). See this helpful video for an overview of all the library services available.
Ask a librarian: Choose tab on library homepage (on the right of the page).
Make an appointment: Get one on one help from a librarian
You may have seen our slogan “We’ve Got You” around campus. Now, more than ever that is and will continue to be true.