Current status of OPAL Institutions and Libraries in Response to COVID-19:
OPAL libraries have begun to accept deliveries and for the most part resume lending/requesting through OhioLINK, with the exception of Mount Carmel, which will begin in September. Some institutions are limiting pick up locally - consult the PCIRC spreadsheet below for current status information.
OhioLINK also has a shared spreadsheet to communicate local service information such as status of book drops on campus, plans to clear or eliminate fines during the Covid-19 pandemic, local and ILL print lending and article scanning status, and backup PCIRC contact information.
As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly circulated library materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returned to public circulation.