Research Support

All the great tools and online resources are still available. We’ve also expanded access through licensing provided by the provost and access to the HathiTrust Emergency Access Collection. Read more about our digital first strategy.

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Access to Materials

The Libraries have adopted a digital first strategy for access to materials. If we can provide access to materials online either through licensing, the HathiTrust Emergency Access Collection, or scanning, we will pursue that option.

The stacks are currently closed but you can still check-out most materials using no-contact delivery.

Interlibrary Loan (via Get It For Me) is operating but is limited by the policies of the originating library. Depending on local policies, some libraries aren’t open, some libraries aren’t circulating materials. We will do our best to fulfill your request but will not be able to in some cases.

    Some collections are not available:
  • Print Course Reserves
  • A/V materials (CDs, DVDs, Bluerays, VHS)
  • Equipment checkout

Safety Procedures

The Libraries are following procedures as recommended by research testing from the REALM project. We isolate materials 72 hours between when they are returned and staff handle the items. Items are isolated 24 hours between when they are pulled from the stacks and made available for no-contact delivery.

How do I use no-contact delivery?

Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

Cushing Memorial Library and Archives is open and providing access to materials through scanned requests and appointments in the Kelsey Reading Room. Please contact us to determine what would best fit your needs.

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