Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Library services during the Covid-19 emergency

 14 September 2020

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BIBLIOPOINT (Library's central information point)

Service is active with regular opening calendar (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 12 am).

 



STUDY ROOMS

Individual study seats with own books are available. Seats are limited in number as required by current health regulations and can be used according to the regular opening calendar     > MORE INFO

Users will be able to access the rooms only wearing the face mask and after booked their seat online through Affluences (in Italian), also available with free app for iPhone and Android smartphone.

Access is also allowed to EXTERNAL USERS (if they have a UCSC Library's permit or membership card) with reservation to be made only by telephone to Bibliopoint (02.7234.3849).

 



ON-SITE CONSULTATION OF LIBRARY BOOKS EXCLUDED FROM LOAN

It is possible to use on the same day the books reserved only for on-site consultation and kept in the following Library's rooms:

"Giuseppe Billanovich" reference room

Branch Library Gregorianum floor 1

Branch Library Gregorianum floor 2

Branch Library Gregorianum floor 3

Branch Library Gregorianum floor 4

Branch Library Franciscanum

Branch Library Via Necchi 5

 

Detailed ways to use the service will be communicated to the users by the librarians present in the rooms.

The rooms have a limited number of seats as required by current health regulations, and can be used according to the regular opening calendar.     > MORE INFO

Users will be able to access the rooms only wearing the face mask and after booked their seat online through Affluences (in Italian), also available with free app for iPhone and Android smartphone.

Access is also allowed to EXTERNAL USERS (if they have a UCSC Library's permit or membership card) with reservation to be made only by telephone to Bibliopoint (02.7234.3849).

 



LOAN OF PRINTED BOOKS

The loan service is active and the books requested through the UCSC Library must be picked up at the following desks, both open according to the regular opening calendar (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm):

  • Central point of books distribution, with entrance from the San Girolamo Courtyard (near Gregorianum Building)
  • desk of the Library of Economic Sciences (Via Necchi 5)

 

UCSC inter-campus service

Service is active and requests can be sent in the ordinary way.     > MORE INFO

 

Print works available for loan

Monographs

All monographs usually available for loan can still be requested for 30 days.

In addition, another 50,000 volumes so far available for consultation only are admitted to the short loan (valid for 7 days, with maximum 3 renewals).

 

Periodicals

Almost all print journals (but excluding newspapers), so far available for consultation only, are admitted to the short loan (valid for 7 days, without possibility of renewal).

Loan applications for monographs and periodicals must be submitted through the UCSC OPAC. The books available for the short loan are highlighted with appropriate wording in the "Note" field of the cataloguing card.

For microfilms and microfiches there is a special workstation in the Library (accessible from Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm) which can be used only after booking by calling 02.7234.2511.

 

How to use the service

Pick up

After having submitted the request through the UCSC OPAC, the books can be picked up exclusively according to the way communicated in the confirmation e-mail sent by the Library, which will indicate the distribution desk to go to, and the day by which the volume is to be picked up

The pick up of books may be delegated to a person other than the applicant.     > MORE INFO (in Italian).

 

Return

From Tuesday, September 1, books are to be returned only to the Central point of books distribution (entrance from the San Girolamo Courtyard, near Gregorianum Building), open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.

It is no longer necessary to book the appointment through Affluences for the return.

 



ELECTRONIC RESOURCES (databases, e-journals, e-books)

The electronic resources normally used in off-campus mode remain available for consultation from outside the University.

     > MORE INFO

About Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters databases, in the Library at Via Necchi 5 (open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm) there are 2 workstations for Bloomberg and 1 workstation for Eikon/Datastream, which can be used only after booking by calling 02.7234.2407.

Bloomberg is also temporarily available from outside the campus (via login). For more information on remote access and the BMC course:

     > LibGuide Ampliamento temporaneo delle risorse elettroniche durante l'emergenza sanitari (in Italian).

 



INTERLIBRARY SERVICES (interlibrary loan and document delivery)

Service is active and requests can be sent in the normal ways.      > MORE INFO

Pick up and return shall be made in the ways notified by the office upon receipt of the request.

 



ASK @ LIBRARIAN (bibliographic assistance via iCatt)

Service is active in the normal ways.      > MORE INFO