Inver Hills Community College - IHCC

COVID19 Update -- IHCC Library

COVID19 Update -- IHCC Library
The IHCC Library is committed to serving our our campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on library services is listed below and will be updated as needed.

The library will be closed until further notice, but we are providing services remotely and online. Please reach out to us at or 651-450-3625 with questions.
We are ready and available to help you with this transition.

Reference/Instruction and Research assistance/hours
Until further notice, reference services will only be available online. We will be monitoring email reference questions from:
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Friday 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday

Please contact us at:
Email the library or one of the librarians individually:

For assistance outside of the above hours, you please access AskMN, the state-wide 24/7 reference service consortium, via our website:  

Due dates for library materials

Due dates for all library materials that students have checked out have been extended to May 20, 2020.
If you have interlibrary loan material that is due before March 30, please keep it until further notice. Most lending institutions have agreed to extend due dates.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL for physical materials has been suspended system-wide through March 30, 2020. We will continue to process electronic requests as usual.

Expanded Access to Electronic Content
Due to the disruption that the Covid-19 pandemic is creating in higher education, many publishers are expanding their electronic content. This inlcudes free access to: databases, Ebooks, Audio books, Project Muse, University Press ebooks and journals, and a list of COVID-19 related content.  Scroll through the following list or click Additional Electronic Resources - Spring 2020

Minitex Temporary Access Databsases, eBooks, and Audio Books
Free access to database trials until June, 2020

Project Muse
Free access to scholarly content in the humanities and social sciences from participating publishers until May 31 - June 30 (depending on publisher)

University of California Press
Free access to all UC Press journals through June 30

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection
Free access through April 30 (Free to read, not to download)

National Emergency Library
They have suspended waitlists through June 30, 2020, or the end of the U.S. national emergency, whichever is later.

Cengage Unlimited
Students can create an account at, then select "Start Trial". Trials last for 2 weeks, but are renewable until the end of the semester.

Free access to digital textbooks through May 25

Covid-19 Resources

The following publishers have temporarily lifted access restrictions on COVID-19 related content-- all are currently freely accessible:

Cochrane: Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures | Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center 

JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assoc.) Network: Coronavirus Resource Center 

Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre

LexisNexis: Free, Comprehensive COVID-19 News Coverage and Practical Guidance Content from Law360

NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine): COVID-19 Resources 

Ovid: Covid-19 Tools and Resources for Clinicians

Springer Nature: Free research articles, ebooks, and additional commentary on COVID-19 

Thieme: Free Access to Specialist Information on the Coronavirus

University of Chicago Press: Coronavirus Research

UpToDate (Wolters Kluwer): Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Wiley Online Library:  Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access 

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