As of August 28th, the libraries have re-opened with special measures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the best experience and in order to get the access you need, please be sure to consult the libraries' fall 2020 services page and FAQ (which include a capacity counter for each branch) as well as COVID announcements for each branch for the most updated information on availability of study space, services, and/or materials before your visit. (Branch info: Library West, Marston Science Library, Special and Area Studies Collections, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Health Science Center Library)
As usual, we are here to support you in your research, teaching, and studies. I am available via e-mail, phone, and zoom for research and teaching consultations, to help you locate materials, and to answer other collections-related questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out or make an appointment using the options in my profile box.
You can set your computer to allow for searching in Arabic by clicking "my computer", "Change a Setting", "Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options", "Regional and Language Options." You will have to choose to "Install files for complex script and right to left languages."
There is also a virtual keyboard at "Start, Programs, accessories, accessability, on screen keyboard" which will have Arabic font after the previous step is done. There are also Arabic -English keyboards available on the internet which allow you to type in Arabic and then cut and paste.