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Library closed: updates, online services

McIntyre Library is closed:
Students, staff, and faculty can continue to access the library's resources online, and librarians are available for questions by phone, by email, and through our online chat service.

For curbside pickup, see our instructions.

Study space and Wifi:
A 24-hour study space with a printer is available to staff and students in the Grand Corridor of the library.  Both the riverside (Garfield) and Vicki Lord Larson Hall (Campus Mall) entrances can be accessed using Blugold IDs. 

Our online chat service is still staffed and available Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm.

Meet with a librarian:
Students, faculty and staff can still schedule an appointment with a librarian, but such consultations will take place via Skype or Blackboard Collaborate.

Off-campus access:  
Articles, streaming videos, online books, etc: When searching databases or clicking on resources in Library Search, you will be prompted for your campus username and password. Once you log in once, you should have permission for the length of your session. 

Due dates and returning items
Due dates for items checked out during the 2019-20 academic year have been extended to 9/15/2020.  For information on returning items to campus, please see returning books and equipment.

Students wishing to check out laptops should contact the library via chat or email:  Once the laptop is available, students can then pick it up at the LTS Help Desk (VLL 1106) between 12-2pm.  Laptops may be returned to the Help Desk during these hours, too.

Interlibrary Loan:
Interlibrary loan is still possible for articles, but not for books and other returnables.  Please email John McCrackin,, with any ILL questions.  Requesting items from other campuses: Resource sharing with other UW libraries has been suspended indefinitely.

Your Library Account: 
To check your saved items, renew items you have checked out, or see your requests, login here.

Library Instruction: 
Faculty and instructional staff are welcome to contact their library liaison to make alternative plans for library instruction, including library guides, short videos, or other online content.