If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a librarian!
The Kirkwood librarians will still be on duty to respond to student and faculty research needs. You have multiple options for getting help with searching and locating information sources, creating citations, and evaluating sources:
The library has a wide assortment of guides to help you with your research:
Wherever you see the words "Ask a Librarian" on the library website, you can access the library's reference librarian chat function. This chat will be active even while the library is closed in the coming weeks. Just click on "Ask a Librarian" and a window will open where you can type in your question and get help in real time.
You can email questions to: library @ kirkwood.edu. However, we often find that emailing is not the best way to get help, since we often need to ask follow-up questions to be sure we're getting you the best help for your question or problem.
Library phones will not be answered while the buildings are closed. However, if you don't have access to email or chat, you may leave a voicemail message and a librarian will get back to you.
The library has online conferencing capability using Zoom software. This can be used to share computer screens, which can be very useful in helping with research and citation questions. Call, email, or use the chat function to schedule a time to consult with a librarian using this service.
Here are some key resources you may find helpful for yourself or to share with your students:
Library Service has added additional online resources during the spring semester to try to make up for not having access to our print resources. Most of following resources are already integrated into the main library search (WorldCat Discover):