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Library Services Summer 2021: Home

This LibGuide contains information about what library services are available during Summer 2021.

In-person service and use of some library spaces are currently available 40 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. Virtual reference and instructional services are available to all students and faculty 54 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, with additional hours on Saturday.

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. Visitors who have not submitted proof of vaccination to the Health Office must wear a mask at all times.

In-Person Services being offered
  • The main Reference Room, Education Resource Center, Library Instruction Room A, Group Study Room, and Quiet Study Room on the main floor of the library are now open. Access to other library spaces is restricted. Talk to staff if you want to gain access t any of these spaces.
  • Computers, Printers, and Scanners are available.
  • 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 Reference during in-person service hours.
In-Person services not being offered 
  • Borrowing of physical Reserve books/Textbooks, but will resume for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • 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 Summer 2021 term.


  • 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.
  • The availability of physical reserves will resume for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • For assistance, contact us Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm by email:


  • 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 Service Hours - Aug 1-Sep 5
  • Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED
Virtual Services Hours - July 12-31
  • Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
  • Friday CLOSED
  • Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday CLOSED
Virtual Service Hours - Aug 1-Sep 5
  • Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
  • Friday-Sunday CLOSED

Additional Resources to Support Remote Learning

Useful COVID-19 Information

Contactless Return of Library Books

The book return bin has moved back to its customary home outside the entrance to the library on the 2nd floor of Kellenberg Hall. All materials checked out to students and faculty can be returned by depositing them in this bin. Returned materials are no longer being quarantined and are now being removed from the borrower's record immediately upon receipt.

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