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Library Services Updates During COVID-19

Look here for current updates to Cushing Library services during closure and reopening

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Cushing Library Services Update During COVID-19

To ensure the health and safety of all students, staff, and faculty while preserving the continuity of education and research, the library is maintaining measures aimed at COVID-19 mitigation during the 2022-23 school year.

For yours and everyone's safety, it is highly recommended that all users: 

  • Wear masks properly (over nose and mouth). 
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. Sanitizing wipes are available at the front desk.

Eating and drinking in the library building is still not allowed.

Seat reservations are no longer required, but group study rooms remain closed to use by patrons.

Library Services Available

Services Status Availability
Fall 2022 hours

  Monday, 1pm - 5pm

Tuesday, 9am - 5pm

Wednesday, 9am - 7pm

Thursday, 9am - 7pm

Friday, 9am - 5pm

Saturday, 1pm - 5pm


Fall hours begin the week of August 22.
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  Monday, 10am - 5pm

Tuesday, 10am - 7pm

Wednesday, 10am - 7pm

Thursday, 10am - 7pm

Friday, 10am - 5pm

Saturday, 1pm - 5pm


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Research Help Appointments   Online or in-person research help Book an appointment
Printing and Scanning   From our desktop computers Printing available from our computer stations
Returning materials   In person returns during open library hours, book drop, or by mail

Return materials using our book drop outside the campus front gate or in front of the library's entrance.

Please contact us at for information on mailing returns. 

Interlibrary Loan Requests   Available but expect delays Place requests using our catalog or submit an ILL request form
Course Reserves   Continuing in Fall 2022

Print reserves will continue in Fall 2022.

Please contact us at to coordinate your course reserves for the upcoming semester!

Writing Studio   Appointments held online

Open virtually for online appointments

Laptop Checkout   Available 

Library laptops are available for short term use (either 4 hours or 1 day). For long term laptops, complete the Student Loaner Laptop application