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Library Service Updates for COVID-19

Librarians are available online to assist students and employees with their reading, research, study, consultation, and collaboration needs. 

The library building is closed for intersession.

Additionally, access to the building, services, and collections for visitors and community borrowers has been suspended until further notice. 

Check here for updates, because services will change as circumstances dictate. Details are below.

Librarians are offering online assistance using synchronous and asynchronous technologies based on your needs and preferences. Contact us at to set up a consultation.

If you need to borrow items from the collection, look them up in the library’s catalog and then submit a request. We’ll retrieve them and let you know when they’re ready for you to pick up. You can return items to the drop box located outside the library. This service is for current students and employees who can come in person for pick up.
If you need one or two chapters scanned from a book in the library’s collection, submit a request and we’ll send them to you. We can’t scan entire books, so if you’re unsure which chapters you want, we can send you the table of contents first (see request form for details). This service is for current students and employees.

Submit interlibrary loan requests as usual. Please be aware that our ability to fill requests may be limited by the operational status of other libraries. Requests for articles and book chapters will continue as normal. These items are requested, processed, and delivered digitally. Contact for assistance with any other items. This service is for current students and employees.

All electronic resources are always available from any location. These resources include more than 200,000 ebooks, 50,000 full text electronic journals and magazines, streaming music and video, and more. Use the links to these resources from the library's webpages [Search Everything, Resources by Name, Resources by Subject], because the necessary authentication procedure is initiated by clicking those links. You'll be asked to log in using your Simon's Rock username and password.

Faculty can set up an instruction session with a librarian by emailing Librarians can provide online instruction using synchronous or asynchronous technologies based on the needs and preferences of the instructor.