Campus library Diepenbeek: offer during CORONA-crisis

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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 philip.speelmans@uhasselt.be. Through the offer below we try to accommodate the exceptional CORONA-situation as best as possible:

Online collection
Extra online content during CORONA-crisis
Grab & Go service
Returning loaned books
Research work in the library
Studying in the library?
Print service
Contact

Online collection

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.). 

Extra online content during CORONA-crisis

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:

Grab & Go service

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 philip.speelmans@uhasselt.be. 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.

    Returning loaned books

    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.

    Research work in the library

    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 philip.speelmans@uhasselt.be.

    Studying in the library?

    During this academic year (2019-2020) the Campus Library won't open anymore as a study space for students. 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.

    Print service

    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.

    Contact

    Do you still have a question? Contact us: bib@uhasselt.be.

    These measures are reconsidered every week. Please check this website or our Facebook feed to stay tuned.