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COVID-19: Alliant Library Online Services: Home

Library Updates and Online Services

Our physical campuses are temporarily closed with university operations continuing remotely. Library staff remain available to help you access the resources you need.


Requesting and Checking Out Materials

Many of our resources can be accessed remotely, including online scholarly journals, electronic databases, and ebooks.You may continue to place holds on Alliant-owned hard copy materials while campuses are closed; however, these holds will not be filled and available for pickup until after libraries reopen. Link+ operations have been suspended while member libraries are closed. At this time you will not be able to place holds for Link+ materials.


Due Dates

We have adjusted the due dates for materials that are currently checked out, so that items are now due 8-28-2020. Due dates will continue to be extended until campuses reopen. Please do not attempt to return library materials.

Due dates for test kits and for any items overdue prior to March 16 may not have been extended. If you have questions about the status of these materials or your account, please contact If you have a test kit that you are required to share with other students in your class or group, follow the guidance of your instructor.


Dissertation Clearance

The dissertation clearance process is designed to be completed online, so we do not expect significant disruptions. As a reminder for those who need information about formatting and other library requirements, the information can be found here:


Research Assistance

Alliant Library staff remain available remotely to assist with research via phone, email, and chat. Faculty who would like to arrange for their classes to receive library instruction can contact and we can provide this using Zoom. We also have several video tutorials on searching for books and articles as well as a new interface for the library FAQ (just click the How Do I…? tab above the main search box on the library home page).


Our goal during this period is to continue supporting you in your academic endeavors. If you have any questions or have a situation not covered by the information above, please reach out to




University COVID-19 Resources: All prior university communications and things related to COVID-19 can be found HERE

Alliant has expanded IT support hours and the IT team will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm to assist you with Zoom or any other technology support you may need. Please reach out to the Alliant IT Service Desk 858-635-4355 or if you need any support.