Effective September 4, 2018, consumer health patrons (http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/services/borrow_privilege.html) will no longer have unrestricted internet access. Unlike guest accounts, this (small) user group has had access to online resources beyond university databases, etc., as they have a physical card with a username and password per the Consumer & Patient Health Information Service: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/chis/librarycard Beginning September 4, they will not have a password associated with their account anymore (and therefore unable to pass the proxy to get to Google, Facebook, etc). There is lots of signage up at the NJM about this already, so this should not come as a surprise.
It is very unlikely that you will see these folks in any unit other than the NJM, nor should you expect to see queries come in via chat reference. If anything should arise, though, please don’t hesitate to direct them to us: 789-3342 | healthlibrary(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sherri Vokey, M.A., MLIS
Head, Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library
Associate Librarian, University of Manitoba
204-789-3864 | sherri.vokey(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com>