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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Library Services Fall 2021

Getting Started

Simpson Library is back in business!  Through the semester we will use this guide to collect information on any changes that we need to make with our services. Please contact us at or call us at 540-654-1125 for more information.

Library Hours and Services

Fall Semester Hours

Fall Semester Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 8 pm

Simpson Library will have adjusted hours for Fall Break (October 9-12). Regular hours resume on Wednesday 10/13.

  • Friday 10/8: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 10/9 & Sunday 10/10: CLOSED
  • Monday 10/11 & Tuesday 10/12: 8 am - 5 pm

Simpson Library will also be closed over Thanksgiving Break (Wednesday 11/24 - Sunday 11/28).

Digitization Requests

UMW student, faculty, and staff may request scanned pages of books, course reserves, and other library materials using the digitization request form.

Return Books

You may return library materials at the  Simpson Library circulation desk during all open hours.
You may also return materials 24 hours a day, using either of our two book drops.

  • Our main book drop is located on Campus Walk, in the front wall of Simpson Library, on the side closest to Woodard.
  • A large, freestanding book drop, located behind Simpson Library on the Melchers side, is also available for returns.

Have questions? Need help? Email us at or call 540-654-1125.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Current UMW students, faculty, and staff members can use our ILL service to request articles, books, and other materials that UMW Libraries don't own. Click here to learn more about ILL.

Research Assistance

Reference services are available in person, by chat, and by emailing us at

You can also reach out directly to the librarian who specializes in your area of research. Visit to find your librarian's contact information. You may email librarians directly or complete their appointment form to request a consultation.


Simpson Library Hours