The Library reopened to current UM-Flint students, faculty, and staff on August 23, 2020. For more information about our reopening, please see our Reopening Guide.
May 7, 2020 - August 23, 2020 Library Closed
The Thompson Library will be temporarily closed until further notice. We are working with the rest of campus to create reopening plans guided by public health principles.
Online resources still available: libguides.umflint.edu/library
Librarians available electronically: libguides.umflint.edu/ask
Text: (810) 407 - 5434
April 24, 2020 - Library Closure Extended with Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-50
On April 24, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded E.O. 2020-42 and replaced it with E.O. 2020-59, which extends the stay home advisory through May 15, 2020.
Our librarians and staff remain reachable through virtual methods, and our online resources remain available for our campus community to use. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ entries for additional information.
An update about borrowed materials:
April 9, 2020 - Library Closure Extended with Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-42
On April 9, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded E.O. 2020-21 and replaced it with E.O. 2020-42, which extends the stay home advisory through April 30, 2020.
Our librarians and staff remain reachable through virtual methods. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ entries for additional information.
March 23, 2020 - Library Closure Extended with Michigan Executive Orders No. 2020-20 & 2020-21
On March 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded E.O. 2020-09 and replaced it with E.O. 2020-20, which extended the library closure through April 13, 2020. Additionally E.O. 2020-21, advises all non-essential workers to remain home.
Our librarians and staff remain reachable through virtual methods (chat, email, text, and video) and our online resources are always available through our website.
March 16, 2020 - Library Closed in Compliance with Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-09
Please keep all items borrowed from the UM-Flint and UM-Ann Arbor.
March 16, 2020 - Interlibrary Loan
From the UM-Ann Arbor Interlibrary Loan Office:
"For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, Document Delivery has moved to electronic only services for the near-future. We will reassess the situation regularly in order to continue providing the best possible service. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In specific, that means: no book loan requests will fulfilled with physical items and departmental delivery is suspended for the near-term.
We have renewed all interlibrary loan material to May 4th, 2020 on your behalf."
March 13, 2020 - Writing Center
The Writing Center will be moving all tutoring appointments to e-tutoring.
"Due to spread of Covid 19 and the moving of classes to alternative formats, all Writing Center appointments will be via our e-tutoring system. If you have an existing face-to-face appointment, it will be changed to an e-tutoring appointment.
If you would like to make an appointment and have not before, please visit our website for instructions, including brief how-to videos: https://www.umflint.edu/writingcenter
In order to be tutored during your appointment time, you will need to have uploaded your paper by your scheduled appointment time or your appointment may be canceled if the tutor has many additional appointments to tutor. However, given the situation, we may not be able to get your paper back by the end of your appointment, but it will be completed by the end of the day.
To upload a paper, there is a “Browse file” option at the bottom of your appointment screen to upload your paper. However, please only upload a Word document. It can be difficult or impossible for some tutor’s computers to provide comments on a PDF. Also, we are sorry, but our system will not accept PowerPoints.
This protocol will remain in effect until further notice We hope to continue providing services as best we can during this process and appreciate your patience and understanding. All questions can be emailed to Vicky Dawson, the Writing Center coordinator, at email@example.com or Jacob Blumner, the Writing Center director, at firstname.lastname@example.org."
March 12, 2020
Dear Campus Community,
As Chancellor Dutta noted in his Wednesday, March 11 message to campus announcing that classes are being moved to an online-only mode beginning next Monday, “[a]t this point, other university operations will continue as normal” -- that includes the Library. In step with the larger University, we reaffirm our commitment to student success and so share our operation plans for the immediate future:
Stay tuned to our homepage for updates. We wish you all good health and success during the remainder of this semester!
Thompson Library Librarians and Staff
Additional Suggestions and Procedure for Circulating Books and Media:
For more information about remote resources offered by the University, please see ITS's Remote Resource Guide.
For more information on how COVID-19 is affecting University of Michigan-Flint operations, please see this information page.
For more information on how COVID-19 is affecting overall University of Michigan operations, please see the Vice President for Communication's website.