Library Services Change

Library Services Change

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Until further notice, there will be reduced physical services and access to the Library areas in Curry Hall and the PLC: 

PLC Reserve Room / Hold Shelf: CLOSED, access upon request. Please email the library staff to request these materials.

Curry Library: The general stacks will remain open 24/7 with keycard access to our patrons. For any book you wish to check out, please either write down the barcode of the book in the red binder near the self-checkout machine, or take a photo of the book's library barcode and e-mail it to Peter.

Virtual Assistance: The library staff is available to provide virtual research assistance to faculty, staff and students via Zoom. Please visit our scheduling website to sign up for a research assistance time slot. Please give our staff at least a two hour notice in order to schedule your appointment and send a virtual meeting link. If you need immediate assistance please send your request by email. 

Faculty: The library staff is available to present one-shot virtual library instruction sessions to your classes. Please email Peter Johnson to request a session. 

WJC College Archives: The archives remain closed until further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Peter Johnson at or 816-415-5062.


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