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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Library Reserves

During Fall 2020, Leyburn Library will have no physical reserves. The library will work hard to ensure access to needed curricular materials. ​ For questions, contact Elizabeth Teaff.

Telford Science will have reserves.

​Returned material will be quarantined for 7 days based on the latest research from the REALM Project.
Contact Laura Hewett concerning Telford reserves.

Canvas/Course Pack Scanning

For Canvas and course pack scanning, contact Laura Hewett.

The university provides guidelines for Copyrights for Course Material.

Streaming Video

Contact your library liaison with requests for curricular requests for streaming media access.

Guidelines for Faculty Streaming Requests (2020/21) are available at library.wlu.edu/about/policies/streamingrequests

The library provides access to the following streaming media databases:

Book Purchase Requests

To request that books/DVDs be purchased for the library's collection, contact your liaison librarian or fill out the library's purchase request form.

*Expect possible delays in the availability of requested physical materials due to potential supply chain issues, quarantining requirements, and new staff workflows.*

Library Instruction

The Library prefers virtual instruction as a safe alternative during the pandemic. If you have questions, please contact your liaison.​ Faculty can request:​

  • Synchronous instruction via Zoom​
  • Asynchronous video instruction​

Liaison librarians may have changed. Review our library directory.

For digital humanities instruction and research support, contact Mackenzie Brooks.

Inter-Library Loan

Article and chapter interlibrary loan requests are still being fulfilled. Physical inter-library loans, like print books and microfilm reels, will resume in September 2020. ​

Content in guide is subject to change.