Library and Bookstore Information

Fall 2021 Library Information

Students/patrons

  • Students/patrons allowed in the library, including room 142, limited to no more than 20 at a time. This will allow for some computer use, study table use, and tutor appointments.
  • A two-hour time limit will be maintained to allow equitable access for the largest number of students if library occupancy is at a maximum.
  • Because of the maximum number, one librarian can monitor all students.
  • Librarians will use e-Tutoring to sign all students into the library.

Hours of operation

Monday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.*
Saturday Virtual access only**
Sunday CLOSED

* Except for the following Fridays when the library will be closed:

  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 3

**Except for the following Saturdays when the library will be open:

  • October 9
  • November 6
  • November 11
  • December 4

Library chat will be available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Procedures

  • Returned books and DVDs will be quarantined for 72-hours before being shelved or made available to others.
  • Student workstations will need to be cleaned after each usage.
  • Calculators, staplers, A&P models, microscopes, and slides will be cleaned after each use by library staff at desk.
  • Overall cleaning of the library will be in accordance with and handled by Facilities.
  • Cloth face coverings will be worn over mouth and nose in accordance with state/University guidelines.

Library areas

Staff-only:

  • Study rooms
  • Both library offices
  • Book stacks: Staff will retrieve items for student check-out

Areas that will be available to students/patrons (no outside visitors at this time):

  • Copier
  • Study table area
  • Computer area
  • Areas in front of staff desk (while student/patron is utilizing those services)

Library Services

Services that will not be available:

  • Short term loan materials that cannot be cleaned (magazines/newspapers)
  • Use of group study rooms
  • Browsing books and DVDs (Library staff will retrieve items from shelves)
  • In-person class or large-group information literacy instruction

Services that will be available:

  • Reserve books (Students must use hand sanitizer and put on library-provided gloves to handle reserve books)
  • Computers (6' apart)
  • Copier
  • Printing
  • In-person reference (6' apart)
  • Chat, phone and email reference
  • Access to Anatomy & Physiology special collections: models, microscopes, and slides (exception: box of bones)

All tutors will continue meeting with students virtually.

Fall 2021 Bookstore information

The Bookstore is transitioning away from curbside and directing students online. The Bookstore can only allow two students at a time in the store. To help with lines and efficiently help students, the bookstore is asking that students order online and pick up in store or have their order shipped.

Please order online at GoodwinCollegeShop.com. We can ship to your home or you can utilize our free store pickup. We are currently only allowing two students in the store at a time; if you order online, you can skip the line and get your books quickly. If you are using Financial Aid to pay for your books you can enter your student ID at checkout.

Rental Books

Rental books can be brought into the store to be checked in. Rental books can also be shipped back to the store, please keep a copy of your tracking number. You do not need a receipt for rental return; just the phone number that you used to create the account.

Book Buyback

We are currently not running buyback or cash for books until September 20, 2021, after that date you can bring your books into the store and we can see if they are worth cash. Please bring a picture ID.

Our normal store hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Extended hours

Week of August 30, 2021 through September 4, 2021

Monday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Week of September 6, 2021 through September 11, 2021

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Week of September 13, 2021 through September 18, 2021

Monday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED