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Reopening Plans

Reopening Phase 1 Starts July 6

We're ready to start our first phase of reopening! 

Beginning Monday, July 6, Hekman Library will begin offering pick-up service for general library materials and by-appointment research for archival and rare resources in Heritage Hall and the Meeter Center.

Read for more details, and watch this page as our plans develop!

Please noteOur reopening and library services will be temporarily suspended from July 13-July 17, while the entire campus experiences a partial closure.  We will re-open again July 20.



Hours of Service: Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm


Note: The library is not available for study or meeting space at this time, but plans are being made for wider availability of library resources and spaces for the fall term. For information on Peet's Coffee hours and availability, please follow and check the Creative Dining Services reopening announcements.


Research Appointments

In-person research appointments to access archival and rare resources should be scheduled by phone or e-mail with Heritage Hall and Meeter Center staff.  Please contact them directly until further notice (an online booking service will be provided soon).

Requesting Materials

Requests for materials from the library's general collection may be made using the library’s online catalog and its hold functionality.  Once you've placed the hold, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions about pick-up, which will use lockers placed outside the library's main entrance.

Interlibrary Loan

We will be processing interlibrary loan requests, both articles and books, but it may take longer than usual, because libraries we borrow from may not yet be open. Also, we are getting mail deliveries only one time per week. So, we ask for extra patience in processing these requests.

Online Research Assistance and Library Support

As students and faculty continue to work from off-campus, Hekman Library is directing our users to our digital resources. We have created research guides that highlight the existing tools and focus on major platforms to encourage wide access. We encourage students to seek research support via text, chat, email, or synchronous video for one-on-one coaching sessions, or through Moodle or Canvas course pages.

A research guide is available specifically to help faculty and students locate online resources. Instructional videos and how-to guides are also available through YouTube.