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UMW Libraries
Simpson Library | Special Collections

Using the Library During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Getting Started

With the movement of so many classes to online and hybrid formats, UMW Libraries are 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

Hours for UMW Students, Staff, and Faculty

Simpson Library is open on a walk-in basis for current UMW faculty, staff, and students with a valid EagleOne ID card.

Our hours for UMW students, staff and faculty are:

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

 

Hours for All Other Visitors

**All other visitors must have an appointment to visit Simpson Library.**

To schedule an appointment, call 540-654-1059 or complete the Library Appointment Form.

Our hours for all other visitors are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED (Sunday hours are reserved for current UMW students, staff, and faculty.)

 

To learn more about which services are available see our Hours and Services flyer!

No-Contact Pick Up Form

UMW students, faculty, and staff can use our No-contact Pickup service to get books or other physical items from Simpson Library. Guest and alumni users with valid UMW Libraries borrowing cards can also use No-contact Pickup. To request an item for pickup, fill out the request form.

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 main Simpson Library service desk during all open hours.
You may also return materials 24 hours a day, using our 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 umwlibraries@umw.edu or call 540-654-1125.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Current students, faculty, and staff members can request books and other materials through ILL that the UMW Libraries don't own. Click here for more info.

Research assistance

Librarians are available to assist you with your research during the Research Assistance hours listed below. You can email us, chat with us, or text us your questions! Visit libraries.umw.edu/reference for more info.

Hours

Simpson Library Hours

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Simpson Library - Building Hours
Access for UMW faculty, staff, and students only
(Must present valid EagleOne ID)
1 pm - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 5 pm CLOSED
Research Assistance
Remote Only - Email, Chat, or Text
2 pm - 7 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 5 pm CLOSED
No-contact Pickup of Materials 1 pm - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 5 pm CLOSED
Special Collections & University Archives (Remote Assistance Only) CLOSED 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm CLOSED
Digital Archiving Lab
(Remote Assistance Only)
CLOSED 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm CLOSED