COVID-19 Information for Library Staff

This is an internal webpage for Library faculty and staff only with the goal of having the information and resources you need in one central location. We will make updates to this page often and welcome your feedback. Please send feedback and suggestions to Heather Murphy.

Library COVID-19 Webpage for External Audience:
This is the central web resource provided by the Library for the most current information about Library services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other Library COVID-19 Resources:

Coronavirus LibGuide

Campus COVID-19 Website:
This is the central web resource provided by campus for the most current information about COVID-19 issues and campus operations.


University Library Return to On-site Work Plan
University Library Research Services Fall 2020 Plan


Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Instructions on how to use virtual backgrounds in Zoom are here.


  • Currently Being Offered
  • Limited
    • Book Drops
      Please hang on to your library materials unless you are leaving town. If you need to return an item, the book drop located on the outside of the Main Library building (south side of the building off of the E3 parking lot) is still open for returns. All other book drops are closed at this time.
  •  Suspended
    • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) physical loans; still processing e-journals
    • Document Delivery: limited basis



  • Working Remotely
    This includes information on VPN access, utilizing online meetings through Skype for Business or Zoom, accessing files, and equipment.


  • Gaining Access to Library Buildings
    Any access to Library buildings and spaces will therefore require advance authorization, from your supervisor, an AUL, and the Dean. Upon approval, the following webform will also need to be completed and submitted:
    Library COVID-19 Building Entry Tracking


This is who you should connect with when you have a question about the following:

Continuity of Instruction Working Group