Continuity of Library Research & Services

This guide will help you locate and access library research and instructional support resources that are available in the event that the University is experiencing cancellation of in-person courses or a campus closure.


Operating Hours & Floors

Meriam Library is closed to patrons at this time,
with most faculty and staff working remotely. 

Library services are available online.

Details are available in this guide. 

Checking Out Materials
Items can no longer be checked out. The building is closed.

Due Dates Extended
All books, reserve items, and technology lending due dates have been extended through the end of the semester.

Late Fees
All late fees have been waived.

Returning Items
All due dates have been extended, so you do not need to return items at this time. If you do return items via the the book drop in the library breezeway, they will not be processed until the building re-opens. At this point we do not know when the building will re-open.

Physical Items
The building is closed, and we are not borrowing or lending physical items from other libraries.

Electronic Items
Interlibrary Services Borrowing is working remotely and can STILL provide articles and book chapters from electronic holdings.  This department is part of a large consortium of academic and public libraries across the U.S. who are also ALL working remotely.  They can access their electronic holdings.  Submit those kinds of requests as you normally have done.

E-Book Alternatives for Departments
Every academic department is allocated book funds. If you would like to inquire about a possible e-book purchase, please contact Jodi Shepherd at

Campus has compiled a list of resources for those who may need assistance with cheap or free internet. Please visit the Internet Connectivity Resources webpage for more information. 

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