Bridges & Coronavirus update

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March 27, 2020

March 2020 circ

Always Available Materials

We have added several subscriptions of Simultaneous Use licensed materials to Bridges. We've adjusted parts of the regular Bridges budget and State Librarian, Michael Scott, has committed some additional money for this.  

Additional publishers have announced their assistance. This time they have announced that certain materials we already had purchased have been converted to simultaneous use license until April 30, 2020.


To make it easier for patrons to find available titles, these always available materials are being highlighted on the main page of each Bridges site - Main, Kids and Teens. Magazines have always been simultaneous use.

To help patrons feel more secure in having enough to read, checkout limits have been temporarily raised to five.

As you remind your patrons that Bridges is available to them, please also mention that like toilet paper books should not be hoarded. Check books in when they are finished. The next person in line will appreciate it.

Professional Development

Several of the Library and Information Science titles we purchased last summer are among those temporarily converted to simultaneous use. Take advantage of this time to learn new things.