2020/2021: Library Access, Services, and Instruction

Information about how the library can support faculty, students, and staff in virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All in-building users must follow W&L's Statement of Community Expectations.

While in Leyburn and Telford, masks must be worn at ALL times in ALL spaces including restrooms, locked studies, and study rooms ​except for quick snacks ​or sips of beverages.

Full meals should not be eaten in Leyburn or Telford.

All restrooms in Leyburn and Telford are limited to single user capacity. All elevators are limited to 2 person capacity. 

Returned materials will undergo a 7 day quarantine period before becoming available for checkout based on the latest research from the REALM Project.

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Physical Book and Research Material Pickup

Users may retrieve and checkout materials independently. If desired, contact-less pickup services are also available.

To utilize the library's book pickup service, send citations and call numbers to library@wlu.edu and items will be available for pickup within 24-48 hours (weekdays). Requestors will be contacted when items are available.

Self-checkout Stations

Self checkout terminals are available in the following locations:

  • Leyburn ​Library: Main, Lower Levels 3, & Lower Level 4 ​
  • Telford ​Science Library: Floor 3 & Floor 4

Technology Requests

Request checkout-able technologies from helpdesk@wlu.edu.

Chat Research Support

The library's chat research service is staffed by librarians and trained student staff. For Fall 2020, chat will be staffed Sunday through Friday, during the day and evening hours. Finalized chat schedule forthcoming.

Content in guide is subject to change.