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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

Beginning Monday, August 3rd, Simpson Library will be open from 9 am - 4 pm, Monday thru Thursday for current UMW faculty, staff, and students who present a valid EagleOne ID card. To learn more about what services are available in August, check out our August 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/Renew Books

Don't worry about returning any library items at this time. We've extended all due dates for checked out items, and we'll let you know about getting them back to us later.

  • September 1 - extended due date for students
  • September 1 - extended due date for faculty

If you near live near the Fredericksburg campus, the library book drop on campus walk will remain open.  

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 on Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm. You can email us, chat with us, or text us your questions! Click here for more info.

Hours

Simpson Library Hours

Library Department Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Simpson Library - Building Hours (starting 8/3/20)
UMW faculty, staff, and students only (Must present valid EagleOne ID)
CLOSED 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm CLOSED CLOSED
Research Assistance
(Remote Only - Email, Chat, or Text)
CLOSED 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm CLOSED
No-contact Pickup of Materials CLOSED 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm Unavailable on Fridays 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