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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, Monday through Thursday.

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

Electronic resources, including 180+ databases and 300,000+ ebooks, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

In-Person Services for Students and Faculty

The James E. Tobin Library on the 2nd floor of Kellenberg Hall is open 40 hours per week. Services have been adjusted in order to be in line with COVID-19 precautions including hygiene and social distancing. Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout the library.

Please follow all signage posted in the library and wear a mask at all times.

In-Person Services being offered
  • The main floor of the library is open - this includes the main Reference room, ERC, and Lab A.
  • Computers, Printers, and Scanners are available and have been spaced out appropriately.
  • Tables and chairs have been set up to follow social distancing guidelines - please do not move the furniture.
  • Contactless return of books - via the return bin located outside Kellenberg Hall and the bins in the library. All books used in the library should be returned to the bins and not to the shelf.
  • Books may be checked out - see a staff member for assistance as the stack rooms are closed.
  • Physical books may once again be requested through interlibrary loan.
  • Reference and one-on-one appointments are once again available in-person with a librarian.
  • Reserving study rooms in the Information Commons, Monday thru Thursday, from 11am to 5pm
In-Person services not being offered 
  • More than 2 people gathering at tables or in study rooms
  • Borrowing of physical Reserve books/Textbooks due to necessary quarantine period.
  • In-person library instruction for classes.
  • Any other spaces in the library other than mentioned above.
  • In-person library services remain unavailable at the Suffolk Center location

Virtual Services for Faculty and Students

eReserves, Reference, Instruction, and Interlibrary Loan continue to be available virtually during the Spring 2021 semester.


  • 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:

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.
  • Faculty, administrators, or staff can schedule virtual appointments for one-on-one instruction with a librarian by filling out this form.
  • Faculty can request a virtual class instructional session by using 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: 

Today's Hours

Hours for In-Person and Virtual Services

In-Person Hours - Spring 2021 (January 19 - May 7)

  • Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED
Virtual Services Hours - Spring 2021 (January 19 - May 7)
  • Monday-Thursday 8am-10pm
  • Friday 8am-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Sunday 12pm-8pm

Useful COVID-19 Information

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. When you are looking at the wooden doors, the bin will be to your left.

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.