VVC Library Virtual Services Information

By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– During the coronavirus pandemic, the physical VVC Library is closed until further notice, but the library will support students and faculty through the following virtual services.

Reference Services

Our online librarian is available to speak with you through web-based chat, email,  interactive screen-sharing or phone using Zoom.

HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Research

Online databases with full-text articles and electronic books are available 24/7 through the library’s website via OneSearch or the online databases page. Use your “MyVVC” credentials to log in to the databases.

Reserve Textbooks

Many publishers have provided free access to digital textbooks during the pandemic. See the Library’s web page for links and instructions. If the ebook is not available and a print copy is in the library, use the reference chat service to request a scanned copy.

Library’s Website

On the library website are a variety of tools and resources to support student learning and success, including: getting started with research; support for remote access; evaluating websites and using Google Scholar; citing sources and avoiding plagiarism; recommended websites; and course-specific subject guides.

Due Dates & Fines

All due dates for library materials have been extended. No late fees will be applied.

On-campus Services

The library is closed to protect the health and preserve the lives of students, employees and all of our families during this unprecedented pandemic. Please contact a librarian using the online chat if you need additional materials for research assignments.

Many publishers are providing free, open access to millions of books and articles to support virtual learning. If relevant materials are not currently available in digital formats, we will make every reasonable effort to acquire/purchase new materials in an electronic format to meet your research needs.

If a librarian has exhausted all digital resources on your research topic, we may seek approval for you to come to the campus library. On-campus library visits are limited to documented course research needs. You will be required to make an appointment with a librarian using the online chat service or via email. VVC’s Campus Police will be notified of your appointment time in order for you to gain access to the campus.

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