Updated 4/6/2020, 12:01 p.m. EST
This guide provides the latest available information about Waidner-Spahr Library operations - including Archives & Special Collections - that may be impacted by the COVID 19 (novel coronavirus) situation.
Building Access & Continuing Services
The library building is closed until further notice.
Library staff are working exclusively by remote access. Remote services to students and staff are available during the building closure. Borrowing physical materials has been suspended until further notice, however digital copies of some print books owned by the Waidner-Spahr Library are available to current faculty, students, and staff only via the Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Librarians are available virtually (https://dickinson.libanswers.com/) to help you find alternative materials in Dickinson's electronic collections.. Library staff will make every attempt to respond to questions as quickly as possible. Priority for services is support of online courses. Other services may be available as staff capacity permits.
If you would like to return items to the library, you can deposit them in the book drop to the left of the main entrance.
Also search our existing FAQ on the "Ask A Librarian" page - that may answer many questions not addressed in our COVID 19 guide.
Librarians will monitor their email accounts and the library's general reference email.
Our Ask A Librarian Service may meet many of your needs. It allows you to:
If your research question requires extended conversation, your librarian may be able to call or video chat with you.