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Library Service Updates for COVID-19

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

  • The library building is open for use by current Simon's Rock students and employees.
  • 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.

  • All patrons much wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose at all times.
  • Everyone is required to maintain physical distance of 3 feet at all times.
  • No group of more than 4 is allowed to gather in the library (i.e., to study), with the exception of classes scheduled to meet in the library or library-sponsored events.
  • Everyone is encouraged to wash and/or sanitize their hands upon entering the building and before and after using library furniture, equipment, and collections.
  • No food is allowed in the library.
  • Patrons can make an appointment with a librarian for online or in-person assistance by emailing
  • Walk-up research services are available at the Circulation Desk without an appointment.

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.

  • Circulating items from the collection can be borrowed as usual.
  • Physical course reserves have been reinstated.
  • Reference Collection and Periodicals: please do not reshelve any items; these materials should be deposited in the book return after use.
  • Simon's Rock Archives and ECRI: physical materials can be made available by appointment following an online consultation. Contact for more information.

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 in person or online instruction based on the needs and preferences of the instructor.