Closed 8/28 – 9/6

August 16, 2021

Just a heads-up that the library will be closed between summer and fall terms, August 28-September 6. We’ll be available by email if you need us, though: library@nunm.edu.

Summer term hours

June 25, 2021

For the Summer 2021 term, the library will be open Monday-Friday from 10 AM – 3 PM. COVID-19 modifications remain in place:

  • Library users will be asked to sign in and out to assist in contact tracing as needed.
  • Furniture has been rearranged to allow for studying while maintaining physical distancing. Study rooms will be available for individual use. The Rare Book Room is closed until further notice.
  • Consumption of food and drinks is not allowed in the library.
  • The loan period on reserves remains at one week to accommodate altered class schedules.
  • Print materials may be used in the library without checking out, but they must be returned to the marked “Returns” bin after use.

Library staff will be teleworking when not in the library and are available via email Monday-Friday between 8 AM – 6 PM.

Have questions? Drop us an email at library@nunm.edu.

Spring term hours

April 6, 2021

For the Spring 2021 term, the library will be open Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM – 3 PM. COVID-19 modifications remain in place:

  • Library users will be asked to sign in and out to assist in contact tracing as needed.
  • Furniture has been rearranged to allow for studying while maintaining physical distancing. Study rooms will be available for individual use. The Rare Book Room is closed until further notice.
  • Consumption of food and drinks is not allowed in the library.
  • Print materials, including reserves, will circulate with a 72-hour quarantine upon return.
  • The loan period on reserves remains at one week to accommodate altered class schedules.
  • Print materials may be used in the library without checking out, but they must be returned to the marked “Returns” bin after use and will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Library staff will be teleworking when not in the library and are available via email Monday-Friday between 8 AM – 6 PM.

Have questions? Drop us an email at library@nunm.edu.

Closed over Spring Break

March 5, 2021

Just a heads-up that the library will be closed over spring break, March 29-April 2. Be sure to plan ahead if you need to check out things to keep you busy over the break!

Winter term hours

January 18, 2021

We look forward to campus reopening on January 19. Open hours will be expanded to Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM – 3 PM. Other COVID-19 modifications remain in place:

  • Library users will be asked to sign in and out to assist in contact tracing as needed.
  • Furniture has been rearranged to allow for studying while maintaining physical distancing. Study rooms will be available for individual use. The Rare Book Room is closed until further notice.
  • Consumption of food and drinks is not allowed in the library.
  • Print materials, including reserves, will circulate with a 72-hour quarantine upon return.
  • The loan period on reserves remains at one week to accommodate altered class schedules.
  • Print materials may be used in the library without checking out, but they must be returned to the marked “Returns” bin after use and will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Library staff will be teleworking when not in the library and are available via email Monday-Friday between 8 AM – 6 PM.

Have questions? Drop us an email at library@nunm.edu.

Winter break

December 7, 2020

We could all use a well-deserved rest. The library will close starting Saturday, December 12 for winter break. Email services and interlibrary loan will continue through Friday, December 18.

Saturday, December 19 – Sunday, January 3, library services will be suspended while we observe a needed winter break.

Virtual services will resume on Monday, January 4. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy (hopefully much better) New Year in 2021!

Closed Thanksgiving week

November 5, 2020

The library will be closed the week of Thanksgiving break, from Nov. 23-27. Please make sure to have all needed materials in advance, as your librarians will be enjoying some time off.

Fine-free fall

October 2, 2020

The NUNM Library is piloting being fine-free! What does this mean?

  • As of September 14th, no fines for overdue items!
  • Fine forgiveness for fines accrued during library COVID closures — we have waived fines incurred on or after March 18, 2020
  • Fines predating March 18th, 2020 still need to be paid
  • There will still be charges for lost or damaged items

Why are we doing this? Because we are committed to providing equitable access to materials. We suspect that fear of fines may prevent some students from using the library. Libraries across the country are eliminating fines as a form of social equity.

Interested in learning more?
NPR story on public libraries eliminating late fines
American Library Association Resolution on Monetary Library Fines as a Form of Social Inequity

This is a pilot program, which means that we are trying this out. If it is successful, we will move toward implementing it as policy.

We want you to check out books! But we also need you to bring them back, so that others can use them too. Let’s all work together to make a fine-free library a success!

Fall library services

September 12, 2020

Welcome back, students and faculty!

On September 14, the library space will reopen with reduced hours and capacity, with modifications in place to support physical distancing. Open hours will be Monday-Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Library users will be asked to sign in and out to assist in contact tracing as needed.

  • Furniture has been rearranged to allow for studying while maintaining physical distancing. Study rooms will be available for individual use. The Rare Book Room will be closed until further notice.
  • Consumption of food and drinks will not be allowed in the library.
  • Print materials, including reserves, will circulate with a 72-hour quarantine upon return.
  • The loan period on reserves will change to one week to accommodate altered class schedules.
  • Print materials may be used in the library without checking out, but they must be returned to the marked “Returns” bin after use and will go into 72-hour quarantine.

Library staff will be teleworking when not in the library and are available via email Monday-Friday between 8 AM – 6 PM.

Still have questions? Drop us an email at library@nunm.edu.

Full-Text in Google Scholar

June 12, 2020

Google Scholar users will now be able to experience seamless access to full text journal articles from off-campus using Google Scholar. You can do this in two ways:

  • Access Google Scholar here, or through the library’s database page. This will assure that you’re seeing NUNM’s holdings in your search results. 
  • Or link your Google Scholar account directly to NUNM’s holdings by navigating to “settings” in Google Scholar and selecting “library links.”

Once you’re linked, search in Google Scholar as you normally would. If NUNM has acces, a link to access the full text article will appear in the search results. If we do not have access, follow the link to request the article through interlibrary loan.

Contact us at library@nunm.edu if you have any questions.