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Library Services Spring 2021: Home

This LibGuide contains information about what library services for the Spring 2021 semester

Beginning January 19, the library is open for In-Person Service 40 hours per week.

Virtual reference and instructional services continue to be available to all students and faculty 84 hours per week.

Electronic resources from over 100 databases and 300,000+ ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

In-Person Services / Hours of Availability for Students and Faculty

The James E. Tobin Library on the 2nd floor of Kellenberg Hall is open and providing Reference and Circulation Services during the Spring 2021 semester. Computers, Printers, Scanners and Study Space are once again available with hygiene and social distancing precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Spring Hours (January 19-May 7):

  • Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED

In-person library service remains unavailable at the Suffolk Center.

Virtual Services / Hours of Availability for Students and Faculty

Reference, Instruction, Interlibrary Loan, and Reserves continue to be available virtually during the Spring 2021 semester (January 19-May 7):

  • Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
  • Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 12pm-8pm

Virtual Reference

  • Get help from a librarian in real-time on our Chat client by clicking on the Ask Us! icon anywhere you see it across the library's website, libguides and electronic resources. In the event that we are offline, you can still leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Text us at 516.714.4486.
  • Email us at

Library Instruction

  • Students can schedule virtual appointments for one-on-one instruction with a librarian by filling out this form.

Interlibrary loan

  • Interlibrary loan requests can be placed using ILLiad.
  • Requests for both electronic and print materials can now be processed.
  • For assistance, contact us Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm by email: 


  • ARES, our electronic reserves system, can be accessed through Canvas.
  • Faculty who have used ARES in previous semesters: due to copyright restrictions, reserve items are not automatically carried over when a course is taught again. It is necessary to request all reserves each time a course is taught.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, physical reserves remain unavailable.
  • ‚ÄčFor assistance, contact us Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm by email:

Today's Hours

Useful COVID-19 Information

Suggested Guides and At Home Resources

Contactless Return of Library Books

picture of library return bin outside of Kellenberg HallAll materials checked out to students and faculty can be returned by depositing them in the book return bin outside the main entrance of Kellenberg Hall on Kellenberg Circle.

Returned materials will be quarantined for 7 days before being checked in and removed from the borrower's record.

All overdue notices are suspended; no late fees will be charged for returned materials.