Library Services: End of fall through start of spring semester

For the end of fall 2020 (post Thanksgiving) through the start of the spring semester in February, library services will be adjusted to best meet the needs of remote learning while accommodating users remaining on campus. During hours of operation, access to tangible materials from the library collection or ILL will be as follows:

  • On campus users: 
    • libraries are open to current students, faculty and staff (swipe card access).
    • access to Special Collections by appointment
    • users may come in-person or may use the request/pick-up service (see non-contact services)
  • Off-campus users:
    • Sawyer and Schow materials: can be mailed to off-campus addresses. All materials will be due on May 25 2021. Users unable to return materials in-person are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process. For chapters or sections of books, scans will be made and delivered electronically.
    • Interlibrary loan materials: can be mailed to off campus addresses. Due dates for ILL materials are set by the lending libraries. Extensions may be requested but are not guaranteed. Users unable to return materials in person by the due date are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process.

For details about services:

  • Sunday 11/22
    Libraries close early.  Sawyer at 5pm, Schow at 4:30pm

    Monday 11/23 - Tuesday 11/24
    Sawyer: 8am-5pm; Schow: 10am-4:30pm

    • All-in person services available (access to study spaces, stacks, checking out materials, etc.) while adhering to COVID protocols (masks and social distancing)
    • Access to Special Collections by appointment
    • Research Assistance available online through Ask A Librarian (live video chat, text chat, email and consultations)
    • Online library: fully functional. E-books, e-journals, streaming databases are discoverable and accessible  through the library catalog.  See the Off-Campus Access page for connecting instructions.

    Wednesday 11/25
    Library buildings are closed

    • Non-contact pick-up tables available in Sawyer and Schow (requests must be placed by Tuesday 11/24, 5PM)
    • Online library: fully functional.  E-books, e-journals, streaming databases are discoverable and accessible  through the library catalog.  See the Off-Campus Access page for connecting instructions.
    • Support available online through Ask A Librarian  (live video chat, text chat, email and online consultations)
    • Special Collections available via email and phone

    Thursday 11/26 - Sunday 11/29
     Libraries are closed.

    • Online library: fully functional. E-books, e-journals, streaming databases are discoverable and accessible  through the library catalog.  See the Off-Campus Access page for connecting instructions.
    • Questions sent to the Ask A Librarian service will be answered on Monday 11/30
    • Requests for materials (pick-up, ILL, acquisitions) placed during the break will be processed after 11/29
  • Building access
    Monday-Friday - Sawyer: 8am-5pm; Schow: 10am-4:30pm

    • All-in person services available (access to study spaces, stacks, checking out materials, etc.) while adhering to COVID protocols (masks and social distancing)
    • Access to Special Collections by appointment

    Access to library and ILL materials:

    • Sawyer and Schow materials: can be mailed to off-campus addresses. All materials will be due on May 25 2021. Users unable to return materials in-person are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process. For chapters or sections of books, scans will be made and delivered electronically. 
    • Interlibrary loan materials: can be mailed to off campus addresses. Due dates for ILL materials are set by the lending libraries. Extensions may be requested but are not guaranteed. Users unable to return materials in person by the due date are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process

    Online library: fully functional. E-books, e-journals, streaming databases are discoverable and accessible  through the library catalog.  See the Off-Campus Access page for connecting instructions.

    Research assistance: Available online through Ask A Librarian (live video chat, text chat, email and consultations)

    • Buildings and services are closed
    • Non-contact pick-up tables available in Sawyer and Schow (requests must be placed by 5PM,  Thursday 12/17)
    • The online library is fully functional (access to e-books, e-journals, streaming services, databases)
    • Requests for ILL, new acquisitions, non-contact pick-ups will be processed only upon re-opening on Tuesday 1/5/2021
    • Questions submitted to Ask A Librarian will be answered on Tuesday 1/5/2021
  • Building access
    Tuesday 1/5: Buildings closed due to a scheduled campus wide electrical outage.
    Starting on 1/6: Sawyer: 8am-5pm; Schow: 10am-4:30pm. Monday-Friday.

    • All-in person services available (access to study spaces, stacks, checking out materials, etc.) while adhering to COVID protocols (masks and social distancing)
    • Access to Special Collections by appointment

    Access to library and ILL materials:

    • Sawyer and Schow materials: can be mailed to off-campus addresses. All materials will be due on May 25 2021. Users unable to return materials in-person are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process. For chapters or sections of books, scans will be made and delivered electronically. 
    • Interlibrary loan materials: can be mailed to off campus addresses. Due dates for ILL materials are set by the lending libraries. Extensions may be requested but are not guaranteed. Users unable to return materials in person by the due date are responsible for mailing materials back and all costs associated with that process

    Print reserve: will not be available

    Support for teaching and research

    Online library: fully functional. E-books, e-journals, streaming databases are discoverable and accessible  through the library catalog.  See the Off-Campus Access page for connecting instructions.

    Research assistance: Available online through Ask A Librarian (live video chat, text chat, email and consultations)