Since May 11, Campus Library Diepenbeek is open again on weekdays (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), but only by appointment. Please ask for an appointment via email@example.com. Through the offer below we try to accommodate the exceptional CORONA-situation as best as possible:
Our electronic collection is available 24/24. Via the links offered on the library website, all students have off-campus access to almost all e-sources, such as our very large e-book collection. We also want to promote LibKey Nomad, a Chrome browser extension for fast, one-click access to subscribed and open access articles anytime, anywhere (i.e. on publisher websites, PubMed, etc.).
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop rapidly, many publishers are making their resources freely and temporarily available, i.e. for the coming weeks, months or for the remainder of the academic year. ICOLC collected most of the available info in a long, exhaustive list.
Below we give a brief overview of these e-sources which are most relevant for our university:
- Annual Reviews: journals are available to all (without access control) through 30 June 2020.
- Bloomsbury digital resources: until the end of June 2020 free access for Hasselt University to The Human Kinetics Library, Bloomsbury Architecture Library; Bloomsbury Design Library; Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies; Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts; Berg Fashion Library, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases, Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive and Fairchild Books Library.
- Cambridge University Press: higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access until 29th of June 2020.
- Cochrane: Cochrane Library will be temporarily unrestricted.
- EBSCO: until July 31 our university has access to the databases Academic Search Ultimate and eBook Academic Collection.
- Future Science Group: access to all Future Medicine journals from 2016-2020 until 31 December 2020
- HeinOnline: access to this legal database until 31 December 2020
- JSTOR: all (unlicensed) collections and e-books openly available for participating academic institutions through December 31, 2020.
- ProQuest: until July 20 our university has access to the database ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Global.
- ScienceDirect Textbooks: the 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers; access the title list here.
- Wolters Kluwer: until August 2 our university has access to 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination and LWW Health Library.
- World Scientific Journals: all journal content published from 2001 available for Hasselt University until June 30.
With the Grab & Go service, you can reserve books that you can collect safely and at an agreed time from the library desk at Campus library Diepenbeek. How do you proceed?
- Search the library catalogue at home via the UHasselt library website. Write down the exact and complete title of the book you wish to lend. Also check whether the book is available (click on the “shelfmark”, the code similar to 72 BEVH 2011, and the availability will be visible).
- As a student, you can borrow a maximum of 4 books at a time. However, you can hand in your current books to lend new books. Long-loan rules will continue to apply to staff members.
- Send the requested title(s) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be on the safe side, please also state your mobile phone number: in the event of a lack of clarity or if a book is found to be missing, we will contact you by telephone.
- You can pick up the book(s) on Tuesday and Friday afternoon between 2 and 4 PM. Your request must arrive no later than midnight on Monday or Thursday evening. The books are ready for you in a personalized package at the library desk.
We decided to extend all ongoing loans in bulk until Monday, June 15. From now on the loan period will no longer be automatically extended. We want to collect the loaned books again. On weekdays (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) books can always be returned. It is not necessary to make an appointment for this.
In addition to the Grab & Go service, extra service is offered for students who must be able to consult the physical library collection in the context of their bachelor or master thesis. From Monday, May 4, these students will be able to go to the library for a short period of time in order to some research, albeit only by appointment and with strict observance of the various security measures. For Campus Library Diepenbeek, please ask for an appointment via email@example.com.
During this academic year (2019-2020) the Campus Library won't open anymore as a study space for students (not even in August). However, because Hasselt University wants to create the best possible study conditions for all students, we tried to find a solution for students who are in a difficult (private) situation and who are really unable to study at home. Those students can get a workspace in the library. More information about the conditions and the procedure is available on https://www.uhasselt.be/UH/Student-support/corona-facilities.
In September, at the start of the new academic year, a reservation tool will be launched, giving all students a fair chance to reserve a study place in the library. After all, because of the reduced capacity due to Corona, demand will often exceed supply.
Every student can send digital files for printing via www.onlineprintbox.be. After a one-time registration, you get access to a user-friendly platform where various files can be passed on and printed and finished at competitive rates. Due to the current corona measures, it is only possible to send printed files to an address in Belgium.
Tip: everyone can combine multiple files in 1 order so that shipping costs are only settled once.
Do you still have a question? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These measures are reconsidered every week. Please check this website or our Facebook feed to stay tuned.