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. Connect to chat!

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