Visitors to the McGoogan Library will be greeted by reference librarians and staff at the new AskUs Desk. The Circulation Desk was recently renovated to serve all customers better by merging the services of the Reference and Circulation Departments into one service point. Circulation staff will be available during all library hours to assist students with reserve materials, checking out materials (including the collection of anatomical models), assistance with copying and printing, and answering general questions about the library. Reference librarians will staff the desk between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday answering questions about McGoogan’s biomedical databases and information resources. The combined desk will result in better customer service as well as staffing cost savings. The area on the sixth floor previously used for the Reference Desk will be repurposed.
Beginning October 1, 2013, scans of articles or book chapters in the library’s print collection will be free of charge to faculty and staff and no longer count towards the 50 free requests for students. These changes are being made in order to make the library’s print collection more accessible. Previously, the cost to have the library scan an article from the print collection was $3. For students, this service was included in their 50 free requests per year.
These requests are processed Monday through Friday and will be delivered to you on the same or next business day. This free service is available to the faculty, staff, and students of UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital.
Staff at The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital will also no longer be charged for articles in the library’s electronic journal collection. However, delivery of articles may still vary, due to licensing terms.