We have resumed some on-campus services, including book pickup, virtual consultations, and fulfilling scanning/digitization requests. Many library materials are available online, but our buildings remain closed until further notice.

Locations & Hours

Our physical spaces may be closed, but we're available online for chat and research consultations.

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Need help getting materials? Have a question about a services? Looking for research help? Our staff are here to answer your questions. We welcome all questions and will route your question anywhere in the library system to get you the answers you need. Emailed questions are customarily responded to within 24 hours M-F.

Fall 2020 Remote Help Hours (Eastern Daylight Time)

  • Mondays through Thursdays: 9am - 9pm
  • Fridays:  9am - 7pm
  • Saturdays: 9am - 5pm
  • Sundays: 12pm - 7pm

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