Until further notice, the main library building (Learning Center) will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for contactless pickup of loans and study tables by reservation.
Drew University continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Please refer to the campus resource site for the latest campus information.
This page will provide updates on the status of library and instructional technology services within the university’s COVID-19 response. This information is current as of Wednesday, January 19, 2021 and is subject to change at any time.
Building Access: Beginning on January 20th the Library will be providing study tables by appointment. To see availability and book an appointment visit drew.mywconline.com and select the schedule called “Library Study Tables – Spring 2021.” The Methodist Archives building remains closed until further notice. Although building access remains limited, your library and instructional technology colleagues will continue to support the university community with a range of services to enable and enhance teaching and learning.
Access to Information Resources:
Research Help and Consultation: Start with the Ask a Librarian page for Zoom appointments and open office hour schedules. If the chat service is offline, forward your question via email, and we will reply as soon as we are able. Note that Library Chat is also available from Moodle. Contact Reference and Research Services: email@example.com or (973) 408-3588
Library Instruction: For consultation on integrating digital sources into courses, to schedule a Library instruction session, or to plan library assignments designed for on-site and remote learners, please either contact your Library subject liaison (if known) or use this form to submit your request. A librarian will be in touch soon to offer assistance.
Circulation and Reserves:
Inter-Library Loan: During the spring semester we will process requests for articles and book chapters that can be fulfilled electronically. We will also attempt to supply eBooks when possible, but cannot guarantee these requests will be filled. For patrons living on or near campus, physical loan requests will be available on a limited basis. Please review the ILL book request form for more details about requesting physical loans.
If you have any outstanding Interlibrary Loan books from last Spring, please make a plan to return these within the next month (January). Returned ILLs can be placed in the book drop or shipped to the library. You can direct any questions about ILL books to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Collections and Archives: During Drew’s move to virtual business operations, the Methodist Archives building and Wilson Reading Room will be closed to the public. Remote services are available to faculty, students, and researchers during this time. This includes scanning of items from Special Collections, University Archives, and the Methodist Library as well as research assistance via email. You can also set up a virtual consultation to integrate archival and primary source content into remote courses, schedule an instruction session for your remote class, and plan assignments or research projects for remote learners. Drew also has a number of online primary source databases that are available to all students and faculty. If you have any queries, questions, or needs please email the Special Collections Department at email@example.com or University Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computers and Printing: Shared computers and printers are unavailable while the building is closed. Instructors may need to revise policies as needed to allow electronic submission of assignments.
Instructional Technology and Media Resource Center: See drew.edu/itus for service updates, hours, and contact information.
Computer Helpdesk: University Technology Helpdesk staff and students are accepting appointments for equipment pickup/dropoff. Service updates, hours, and contact information are available on the UT website