COVID-19 Service Changes

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many library services are temporarily modified or suspended. Please see our Library COVID-19 Reopening page for the most current information.

Library Services

Borrowing Materials
Faculty can have 300 items checked out at one time, and have a 180 day loan period renewable five times unless requested by another borrower (videos loan for 14 days).
Faculty may designate students or research assistants to check out library materials on their behalf through the Proxy Patron Program
Renewing Materials
View & renew items checked out from the UConn Library by signing in to your
UConn Library Account

View & renew Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) items by logging in to your MyILLiad account.
Remote / Off Campus Access
Your NetID provides access to UConn’s licensed resources when you are off-campus. When a resource requires authentication, you will be asked to log in with your NetID. For help with your NetID, visit https://netid.uconn.edu.
Interlibrary Services
Request items – articles, books, books chapters, DVDs, etc. – from UConn’s collection and other libraries and institutions when not available in UConn’s collection.
Use Scan on Demand to request electronic delivery of chapters and articles from print resources owned by the UConn Library.


Research / Teaching / Learning Support

Subject Specialists and Archivists
Subject Specialist Librarians and Archivists are available for research consultations; to provide instruction and support in the use of library resources; request purchases; and as the first point of contact for all library-related inquiries.
Research Data Services
Effectively managing your research data can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of your results, and help meet funding requirements and make research easy to share.
This online citation manager helps you organize references and automatically generates bibliographies in hundreds of citation styles.
Teaching & Learning Services
Includes tips for incorporating information literacy in assignments and ideas for alternative assignments to build students’ research skills.
Course Reserves
Place personal or library materials on reserve for classes you are teaching.
Linking to eResources
Instructions for linking to the Library’s electronic resources.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Incorporating OER into coursework increases student learning by providing immediate access to high-quality customizable learning materials at no- or low-cost to students.
Scholarly Communication
Information on fair use & copyright, author rights, and open access publishing.
Plagiarism Resources
Tools and information to help prevent and detect plagiarism for both faculty and students; policies and procedures for reporting plagiarism.
Citation Metrics for Promotion & Tenure
Resources for conducting citation analysis, finding impact factors and journal rankings.
Classroom Spaces
The Babbidge Library offers public lecture spaces and video theaters to supplement your regular classroom space.
Research Carrels
Faculty working on research projects requiring extensive use of library materials can apply for a research carrel in the Babbidge Library.


Library Help

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