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Library Services Changes

The following are changes to the access of Library areas in Curry Hall and the PLC for Spring 2021. 


PLC Information Desk and Reserve Room: Closed for the semester. Items in the Reserve Room such as DVDs are requestable through the Library online catalog. The hold shelf and physical course reserves will be located in the Curry Library General Collection stacks on the Intermediate Floor of Curry Hall. Book returns are still accepted through the metal slot of the Reserve Room door (PLC 212).

Curry Library General Collection: The Curry Circulation Desk is OPEN 8am - 5pm M-F for the remainder of the semester. Book returns are accepted in the book drop in Curry Library and in the metal slot of PLC 212. The general collection stacks on the Intermediate Floor of Curry Hall will remain open 24/7 to the library via keycard access on the south side of Curry Hall. Any patron visiting the stacks is required to wear a mask at all times, and to socially distance themselves at least 6 feet from other patrons and library staff/student employees when possible. Please use the self-checkout computer to check out any book from the General Collection. If the self-checkout computer does not pull up your account please use the red binder or clipboard near the Circulation Desk to write down your name, the date of your checkout, and the barcodes of the books you would like to checkout.

WJC Archives: The College Archives and Partee Center remain closed to public walk-in access until further notice.

To schedule an Archives appointment please request here. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

To submit an information request please fill out this form

Interlibrary Loan/MOBIUS: Physical borrowing of items through ILL and MOBIUS are open through the ILL forms under the "Request Materials" menu and the MOBIUS Catalog. Requesting of digital items (ex. journal articles) will also continue as normal. Please leave any MOBIUS/ILL physical returns in one of the library return boxes.

Chat Assistance: The Library's chat service is staffed 8am - 5pm M-F. Click on the red "Chat With the Library" button on the library homepage to begin a chat.

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 twenty-four 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 via Zoom to your classes. Please email Peter Johnson to request a session, or fill out a form.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Peter Johnson: By Phone | By E-mail | Schedule a short Zoom meeting

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