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: Aug 10, 2020

Due Dates of Checked-out Materials

Checkouts from the Summer II semester are currently due Aug 17. New faculty checkouts will be due Jan 13, 2021. After Aug 17, graduate and undergraduate student checkouts will have rolling due dates, 28 days after checkout.

Overdue books from Summer I and II have been given a new due date of Aug 15. Late fines accrued on Summer I and II items have been waived.

Checking Out SHSU Materials

SHSU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students have two options for borrowing material:

  1. PICK-UP: Find books in the library's online catalog and use the "Place Hold" option to request the book. When it is ready, you'll receive an email. Follow the instructions to schedule your pick-up time on the main campus. Limited-contact procedures will be followed during pick-ups for everyone's safety.
  2. DISTANCE LEARNING SERVICES: Place book, chapter, or article requests in the ILLiad system. Books will be delivered to the preferred location set in your ILLiad profile; articles or chapters will be scanned and delivered electronically.

Returning SHSU Materials

Users have four options for returning SHSU books (see below for returning ILL books):

  1. An outside book drop is available at the northeast corner of the main library building (big blue box on the patio, just above the stairs from the parking lot).
  2. Books may be returned to the library services desk in the computer lab (room 315) at SHSU-The Woodlands Center Monday-Friday 8-5.
  3. You may drop off a package, labeled with the library address below, at KatPost on Sam Houston Avenue, and it will be delivered via Campus Mail (no cost).
  4. You may mail books back to the library via USPS library book rate with tracking using the address below. (Please write "Campus Box", NOT PO Box.)

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

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 staff 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.

Returning ILL Books

DO NOT use book drop to return ILL materials borrowed from other libraries.

ILL books may be returned in the following ways:

  1. Books may be returned between 9:00am and 4:00pm at the Scheduled Pick-Up location at the main library (follow posted signs from the patio by the parking lot). (Returns do not have to be scheduled in advance.)
  2. Books may be returned to the library services desk in the computer lab (room 315) at SHSU-The Woodlands Center Monday-Friday 8-5.
  3. You may drop off a package, labeled with the library address below, at KatPost on Sam Houston Avenue, and it will be delivered via Campus Mail (no cost).
  4. You may mail books back to the library via USPS library book rate with tracking using the address below. (Please write "Campus Box", NOT PO Box)

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

Library Instruction

Delivery of library instruction sessions has changed to meet the current situation on campus. Visit the Services for Faculty & Staff page for additional information or 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.