Dear Mines Community:
As part of our collective effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of care for the safety of our faculty, staff, and library users, the Arthur Lakes Library closed as of 5:00 pm Wednesday, March 18. Due to the Colorado Stay-at-Home Order, we will remain closed until further notice. Please visit library.mines.edu to confirm future library hours.
All library programs and events for the remainder of the semester (Mindful Monday, Pause for Paws, concerts, etc.) have been canceled.
We have extended loan periods of all items currently checked out. You may still return items via our front entrance book drop.
But your library is still very much open for business- virtually! You can still search for information, access digital resources, consult with librarians, request digital interlibrary loan materials, and more. Please be aware that most services for physical library materials are temporarily suspended, including Prospector lending and interlibrary loan services.
If you should have any questions during this time of closure not answered by this guide or the broader library website, or if we can assist you in any way, please contact me. I or another appropriate library faculty or staff member will respond as promptly as possible.
Thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times.
- Carol E. Smith, University Librarian, Arthur Lakes Library
Download this handy one-page guide to support faculty transitioning courses to an online format:
All online resources are available from off campus. With Mines' new VPN solution, journals and databases must be accessed through the library's proxy server. Use links on the library website, update bookmarks to include the proxy URL, or set up the Chrome Extension.
If you can't find the digital resource (e.g., articles) you need via the library website, our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff stands ready to obtain it for you from libraries around the world.
Due to the library closure, we will not at this time be fulfilling any ILL requests for physical materials.
Prospector consortial lending of physical materials is also suspended during this period of closure. You can still use Prospector to borrow and access streaming video materials beyond those available via the Arthur Lakes Library.