During levels 1 & 2, walk-in access will be allowed for quickly browsing the shelves, using a quick print station, or an appointment with a staff member.
During level 3, appointments to access the building will be considered on a case by case basis; email email@example.com to make a request for access.
When the building is open, access is limited to Lafayette students, faculty and staff. Outside researchers and Friends of the Library should contact the library for assistance rather than visiting in person.
Our extensive collection of electronic resources is available both on and off campus. To log in to subscription resources from off campus, connect to the resource using a link from the Library’s web site or catalog, then log in with your Network ID and password. More information is available on our remote access page.
Users who are on campus may retrieve books and DVDs themselves when Skillman and Kirby are open. Materials should be checked out via a new service that enables users to check out books to themselves on their phone or tablet. A touch screen kiosk is available in each library for users who cannot access the app. Watch a video demonstration.
Following the latest guidance related to COVID-19 and library collections, all physical books and DVDs are quarantined for 72 hours when they are returned before being checked in and put back in circulation.
Due dates and returns
All Lafayette-owned books borrowed by students, including browsing books, will be due June 2, 2021. All Lafayette-owned books borrowed by faculty or staff, including browsing books, will be due June 3, 2021. All DVDs will go out for 1 month with unlimited renewals.
You may return items to the outside book drop next to the front doors of Skillman at any time.
Interlibrary loan requests may be placed for all material types. Due to limited libraries loaning material, response times may be longer for physical loans and document delivery requests.
We will also mail physical interlibrary loans to users provided they are not restricted to in-library use only. If you would like your ILL request mailed to you, please indicate this in the notes field of your request and include your mailing address. Your item can be mailed to your campus address or to your home address.
We are extending our document delivery service to students as well as faculty and staff, which means that users can request that articles and book chapters available only in print format be digitized and sent to them electronically. Use the document delivery link available from the interlibrary loan page to place these requests.
Research help and instructional services
Reference and research support will continue to be offered remotely by email, phone, and GoogleMeet/Zoom. Chat reference service is be available