Starting Wednesday, all Dal Libraries locations will be closed for three weeks, with the exception of the CHEB Learning Commons.
For today and Tuesday, all of our libraries will be moving to reduced hours, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. each day.
The health and wellness of the staff and users of the Dal Libraries is our top priority. The difficult decision to close is based on advice from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, who has said that our opportunity to “flatten the curve” is now.
From Wednesday, March 18th onward, the CHEB will be open from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday, to provide access to computers and internet-based scholarly resources for students. We recognize that not every student has a computer or internet access.
We will increase our capacity to engage students and faculty members virtually and encourage our users to switch to online/remote services as much as possible to minimize the need to come on campus. We will continue to offer our full array of online services during the closure, including research and reference assistance through LiveHelp, and extensive support for Temporary Remote Teaching through Brightspace. We know these services are critical to many of you and we will do all that we can to serve our users as best we can while most of our Dal Libraries locations are closed.
Over the coming weeks, the Dal Libraries will be assessing the situation and we will communicate our plans for going forward after that. To stay up-to-date with news from the Dal Libraries during the closure, please continue to visit this page.
Thank you for your patience as we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reply as soon as we can. Please note that most staff are currently adjusting to working from home, so a response may be delayed during this initial period of transition.