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Kresge Library Holiday Closure

Kresge Library Reference & Course Materials chast services will pause for the holiday break at the end of day Friday December 18th. Both chat services will resume Monday January 4th, 2021.

Questions may be submitted anytime via email over break and we will get back to you shortly after the New Year. You may submit a question here: https://www.bus.umich.edu/Kresgelibrary/contact.html. You may also write to us at kresge_library@umich.edu or kresge_learn@umich.edu.

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Kresge Library Remote Access Interruption - Tuesday December 22nd

On Tuesday, December 22 between 10am - 4pm, the Kresge Library's proxy server is scheduled to undergo maintenance and upgrade.

There will be two periods of downtime during the maintenance window lasting no longer than 15 minutes each.

During this time, you may be unable to connect to the Kresge Library databases using the Ross User links. If you receive an error message, please try to connect again after 15 minutes. UM User links will remain functional during the maintenance.

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Updates on Services from the Kresge Course Materials Team

The Kresge Course Materials team has made a few changes that we hope will help keep students and faculty members safe this Fall. You can find all the details on our webpage (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks), but here are a few highlights:

  • New TEXTPAK Shipping and Pickup Options: Kresge staff have temporarily closed the TEXTPAK delivery point in Kresge Hall. To obtain their TEXTPAKs, students may opt to pick them up at a new point in the University of Michigan’s Print-Copy-Mail offices, or have the TEXTPAK shipped to a home address. Our page (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks) has more details on shipping and locations.
  • A Course Materials Chat Service: If you’d like to ask us how to purchase, access, or ship your course materials, please give our new Course Materials Chat service a try. Just visit our webpage (https://tinyurl.com/rosscoursepacks) and type your question in the Chat box. We’ll be available from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. We also welcome questions at kresge_learn@umich.edu.

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Free Licensed Resources fo Fun and Functional Learning

Kresge is providing a list of various resources for fun and functional self enrichment during this time. See the guide for info/access to the following:

  • videos, fiction, documentaries and other library resources
  • learning new skills
  • Free Resources open to everyone

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U-M Library in-copyright books now available online through HathiTrust

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, HathiTrustis now offering Emergency Temporary Access Service. In-copyright books in the U-M library collection are now fully searchable and readable online for all authenticated U-M affiliates. The HathiTrust website offers information about how to use the service, and also details about the terms, including an FAQ.

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