Due to concerns related to COVID-19, Skillman Library will close as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and remain closed until further notice. Kirby Library will also be closed until further notice. 

While the library buildings are closed, the good news is that the library staff are available virtually to support your work. Our online digital collections offer a wide variety of sources for teaching, learning and research, including journal articles, reference sources, ebooks, and streaming video. The Libraries can often arrange access to additional items such as specific ebook titles on request. Interlibrary loan for materials that can be filled digitally, including articles and book chapters, will continue, and we are available by email, chat, phone, or GoogleMeet to help with your research. 

A remote services page is available at https://library.lafayette.edu/remote-library-services/. We strongly encourage you to contact us at refdesk@lafayette.edu if you need assistance locating resources. Special Collections & College Archives can be reached at archives@lafayette.edu.  

While we are closed, we ask you to refrain from returning books to the exterior book drop at Skillman. Any books that are returned will be placed in a three-week quarantine to be safe, so you might as well keep them and enjoy! Materials with due dates between March 21 and April 5 will be automatically renewed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the library staff.

Anne Houston
Dean of Libraries