NGL Response to COVID-19

Here you can find all the changes NGL made to our services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and academic changes at SHSU.
Page last updated: Mar 23, 2020

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 response measures, the library is currently open ONLY to individuals with a valid SHSU user ID (Bearkat OneCard). No children may be admitted to the building at this time.

Due Dates of Checked-out Materials

Materials checked out to the students are now due May 28. This new due date will also apply to all new checkouts. Fines accrued after March 12 have been waived.

You can return materials to NGL by mail. Please return via USPS library book rate with tracking to the following address: (Please write "Campus Box" or "SHSU Box", NOT PO Box)

Interlibrary Services
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
Campus Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341

Distance Learning Services

All SHSU students are now considered distance education students and are eligible for distance learning services for the remainder of the Spring semester. This means that you can have books and print materials sent to your homes, can mail materials back to NGL, and can request scans of articles or chapters be sent to you.

This service is provided by the Interlibrary Services and requests are made through ILLiad. Instructions on how to request materials through Distance Learning Services are available.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

All fees and late fines are waived for all ILL materials, and those materials can be shipped to your home address.

Please bear with ILL staffs as they process requests for your items. Currently, many Universities and Libraries are scaling back their staff presences due to COVID-19. This is causing a delayed response time to orders and some items may be unavailable completely. We will continue to work with you to get you the research you need.

Library Instruction

All in-person classroom instructions have been suspended. Instead, we will provide virtual library instruction sessions or embedded librarian service for Blackboard in order to suit instructors' online course needs. Just ask your subject librarian.

Free Instructional Materials

Some publishers/vendors have made their instructional materials available for free to help moving courses online. We have put together a list of online (free) resources for instructional needs.