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Simpson | Stafford | Special Collections

Online Library Resources for Faculty and Students

Getting Started

With the University moving all classes to an online format, the library will be working with the school, faculty, and students to ensure that users continue to have access to the materials they need for their classes. This guide will walk you through the numerous ways the library can continue to provide help through online material access, digital research assistance, and additional support for online class creation.

Library Hours and Services


Beginning Monday, March 23, access to the Simpson Library will be restricted to staff only. We are taking this step in an abundance of caution to protect the health of our students, faculty, patrons, and staff. The Stafford library will remain closed.

Access to books and other physical items

We are providing free digitization of physical library materials, including items on reserve. To request a scanned copy of an item, fill out the request form. We are also providing curbside/in-person pickup of physical items; to arrange a pickup, please fill out the library access form.

Checked-out items

We've extended all due dates for checked out items. If you have books out, or if you need to check something out, we'll let you know about getting them back to us later. Please return any checked out items you no longer need before you leave campus.


All physical items on reserve are currently in-house use only. This means that these items can only be used within the building. We invite you to request scanned copies of reserve items.