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Fall 2020 - Axinn Library Reopening FAQ

Please visit our FAQ for details on access and services available in the library this fall semesterhttps://libguides.hofstra.edu/FAQ .

Research Assistance - Fall, 2020

Research assistance will be available from anywhere live via Chat and Zoom 60+ hours a week, Monday-Sunday.  You may chat with a librarian through the pop-out link on the library home page: https://www.hofstra.edu/library/.  Through chat, librarians can share your screen and guide you through searches of relevant library resources, assist you with citing your sources, recommend online databases, etc.  Walk-up reference services will not be available.  HOWEVER, if you are in the Axinn Library - or anywhere else in the world - you may chat live with a librarian by visiting the library home page and clicking on the LIVE CHAT button on the right side of the page. 

LIVE CHAT FROM LIBRARY HOME PAGE

You may make a research appointment by visiting: https://libcal.hofstra.edu/appointments/.  Appointments are one-on-one and enable you to a conversation about your research and clarify your information needs.  If the reference desk is closed, you may text or email your research questions to our reference librarians 24/7 by visiting: https://libanswers.hofstra.edu/.  We will respond to your inquiries ASAP when the reference desk hours resume.

Resources

Our library faculty serve as subject specialists in assigned fields.  Please look at our list of subject specialists to identify the library faculty who can best support your research: http://www.hofstra.edu/library/library_contact.html#facsubject.

Reach out to your subject specialist to arrange to meet one-on-one via ZOOM to discuss your research and learn more about the many information sources available to you. 


The print books are found on floors 4-8 in the Axinn Library Building 

 Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library:

 http://www.hofstra.edu/library/library_libaxn.html

Click here for the Library's hours: http://libguides.hofstra.edu/hulhours


QUICK ORIENTATION TO RESEARCH RESOURCES


Resource and Collection Services

Resource and Collection Services staff work to provide content to users in the most efficient manner possible. We are dedicated to making the content you need available to you.

  • Ares Electronic Reserve System  Access electronic and print reserve materials using the Course Reserves tool link in Blackboard.
  • Electronic Article Delivery Request  This free service allows you to request an article be scanned and emailed to you if the only access to that article is in the print collection in Axinn Library.  
  • Interlibrary Loan  This free service allows you to request books or articles the library does not own.
  • My Library Account  Create an account and keep track of  what items you have checked out, renew online, etc.

Subject Guide



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