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Library Services During COVID-19 Precautions: Updates

Special Library Hours

The library building is currently closed.

At this time, patrons are not allowed inside the building. If you are a doctoral or masters student who needs to retrieve materials in your carrel, please contact Hope Mozo about being given temporary access. 

The library currently plans to reopen the building on August 10.

 

Book Pickup 

The library currently offers a book pick-up service. Place your requests through OneSearch, and then you can then pick them up at the front door of the library. You can also request print books from other libraries through I-Share and WorldShare

Pickup times:
Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: Closed

 

Book returns

Overdue fines have been suspended for all books from Rolfing, I-Share and WorldShare, so you may wait to return them. The outside book drop at the library is open if you would like to return your books now.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at circ@tiu.edu.

Getting Electronic Resources

Wherever you are, you have access to Rolfing's electronic resources.


If you need to access materials not directly available online, send us a WorldShare request.

  • Never used WorldShare before? Click here for step-by-step instructions.
  • For your ease and safety, we will send you PDF scans of resources rather than lending you physical items.
  • Bear in mind that our staffing is limited during this time. Please only request items you specifically need to complete your current projects.
  • If you need a resource from another library, please request a scan of a book section, chapter, or article. Full books cannot be obtained from other libraries at this time.
  • We'll process your requests as quickly as we can. Thanks for your patience!
  • Contact ill@tiu.edu with any questions or concerns.

If you need a course reserve:

  • Professors/Instructors: Email Nathan Thebarge with the specific course materials you need and we'll provide you with a PDF you can add to your course Moodle page or distribute to your students.
  • Students: If the resource isn't available on your Moodle page, submit a WorldShare request and we'll send you a scan.

I-Share

I-Share is now live

You can once again request resources from I-Share libraries in Illinois by using our new Automated Fulfillment Network (AFN). Simply choose "I-Share Libraries" in OneSearch to do your search, then click on the book. Under "Get It" click the link to "Request." Select the library where you want to pick it up - Trinity International University is at the very bottom of the list. The book will be delivered to Rolfing (or whatever I-Share library location you request) within a few days.

Note that not all I-Share libraries are currently open. If you request a book that is not available at any open libraries, you will get an email saying your request has been cancelled. You may then request the book through WorldShare instead.

You can also use OneShare to request books from Rolfing for pick-up, as well as using the form below.

See the OneSearch prezi tutorial for more help with requesting from I-Share and our library.

Other Research Resources

Free eBooks

Many publishers are offering free access to eBooks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Google Scholar

Find digitized books and articles from around the world here.

WorldCat

Looking for a book when you're away from Trinity? See if it's in a library near you.

Map of ATLA libraries

Bring proof of your Trinity affiliation (like your student ID) and you'll be granted borrowing privileges at any of these schools. (Call the library before you visit, to make sure they're still open.)

 

Research Help

Research Help

  • We are available for research assistance between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Chat with us using the interface available at the bottom right corner of every library webpage.
  • Call us at 847-317-4013.
  • For any other questions or concerns, or to set up an appointment time for a video-chat conversation, email libref@tiu.edu.
  • To contact a staff member directly, use the information on our Library Staff Page.

Printing

Current TIU students, faculty, and staff may submit print jobs using PaperCut.

1) Send the print job to the Library Lab copier using your PaperCut. account. If this is your first time, here are instructions for using PaperCut.

2) Email circ@tiu.edu when you have sent the print job.

3) Wait for a confirmation email that we have received the print job and that it is available for pickup. 

4) Stop by the library during any of our pickup hours to retrieve your document(s). Pickup hours are listed below. 

Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: Closed