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Perkins Library Fall 2020 Operations: Students

Visiting the Learning Commons

The learning commons is open!

If you need help from Tiger Tech, the Writing Center, or a librarian, you must make an appointment ahead of time. Most services are offered virtually so you don't even have to leave your room to get help! See the boxes below for information about how to make an appointment.

If you need a place for individual study, the upper level of the Learning Commons will be open:

  • 9am - 9pm, Monday - Thursday
  • 9am - 5pm, Friday
  • Closed daily at 3pm for sanitation
  • CLOSED, Saturday & Sunday 

The following policies and expectations must be followed, or you will be asked to leave and Doane judicial affairs will be alerted.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • No food or drink in the Learning Commons. Water bottles OK as long as you keep your mask on except to take a drink.
  • Do not visit the Learning Commons if you are sick or may have been exposed to Covid-19
  • Social distancing of at least 6ft is expected. Do not move furniture around or gather for group work.
  • Use provided cleaning supplies to sanitize your work space before and after use.
  • All study rooms and the lower level of the Learning Commons are closed.

Get Help from a Librarian

Seven days a week, Noon - Midnight (Central Time).

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Virtual research consultations:
30 minute appointments via Zoom or phone

Jayne Germer
Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)

Schedule Appointment

Cali Biaggi 
Sciences & Technology, Pre-Med/Pre-Health, RN-BSN, Fine Arts & Humanities, Archives

Schedule Appointment

Virtual research help office hours:
Until December 10
Drop in to a Zoom meeting to ask your research questions. The Zoom waiting room will be enabled to allow one-on-one interactions, so there may be a short wait time.

  • Every Sunday, 6pm - 9pm
  • Every Thursday, 5pm - 8pm
  • Session Link

Tiger Tech

If you need assistance with technology, please contact Tiger Tech to get remote support or set up an appointment:

Self-Service Portal:


Phone: 402-826-8411

Writing Center


Consultations are done by appointment only with a trained writing consultant. They can be done in person or via Zoom. To schedule a consultation, please email

Virtual Drop-in Writing Help Desk

If you have a quick writing question that does not necessitate a writing consultation, use the Zoom link, Virtual Drop-In Writing Help Desk, to talk to a writing consultant.  The hours for the help desk are Monday - Thursday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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