Library Services and Resources

Library Services and Resources

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 Friday, June 25, 2021 and is subject to change at any time.

  • Questions may be sent via email to Library staff will respond to queries when Library services are available. Library CHAT is on hiatus for the summer and will return on or around Monday, August 30th, for the fall semester.
  • For your personal use/research, if you need:
    • A book or journal article that Drew may have electronically, check ScholarSearch.
    • Book chapter(s), or articles from  journals that Drew only has in print format, use Request for Material ScanScans of over 150 pages will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Within 2-3 business days you will be notified by email whether we can fill a given request of this length.
    • To check out a book from the library collection, you may retrieve it from the stacks and bring it to the circulation desk. We also will continue to offer our contactless pickup option through the summer. You may place a request using the Drew Loan pickup request form.”
    • A journal article or essay in a book that Drew does not own use Interlibrary Loan.
    • A book that Drew does not own, use Library Resources Request Form. We will determine whether purchasing an ebook, digitizing a print copy, or purchasing a print copy is the best option.  Within 2-3 business days you will be notified by email advising how we will fill your request.
    • If you need help with these resources, your library colleagues are here to help — start with the Ask a Librarian page.

Building Access: The library building is now open for browsing. Public computers and some additional services are not yet available onsite. Please contact us with any questions regarding services. Your library and instructional technology colleagues are here to continue supporting the university community with a range of services to enable and enhance teaching and learning. The Methodist Archives building remains closed.

Access to Information Resources:

  • See for remote access to electronic resources, including journal articles and e-books. For instructions, refer to the Remote User Services page. Instructors are encouraged to replace physical resources with digital resources where possible, using materials that are available in the library’s full-text databases or that are freely available online. Library resources can be linked directly from Moodle. Use the Library Resource Request Form or the Media Resource Request Form to submit requests for course-related materials.
  • COVID-19 Resources (LibGuide): This guide contains links to Openly available scientific information related to COVID-19. Contact or your subject librarian for further information
  • Drew University has access to a variety of primary source databases that can be accessed online. These are accessible through the Primary Sources Guide (PDF), Online Primary Resources (LibGuide),  or through the alphabetical list of resources available on the Drew library website. (Licensed resources require a Drew University log-in).

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: or (973) 408-3588

Library Reference Materials: Reference materials may be used at study tables.
  1. The reference collection is open for browsing but does not circulate. If you would like a section of a reference work scanned, please use the Request for Material Scan form.
  2. Can’t come to the Library but still need Reference materials? Please email and we will explore other possible alternatives.

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:

  • Any outstanding library materials you have can be returned to the tan book drop by the library’s entrance. To renew any outstanding library materials, login to “my library account” and select the items you wish to renew. If you have any questions or are unable to renew an item, please email
  • If you would like to request a scan of a chapter or article from a Drew-owned item, use the Request for Material Scan form. Refer to the bullet points above for more detailed information.
  • If you are requesting a digitized version of a work, please use the Library Resource Request Form. Refer to the bullet points above for more detailed information. 
  • To request streaming videos, use the Media Resource request form, and see new policies here
  • Capacity to process holds and recalls may be limited depending on conditions at the university and the availability of Library staff. Contact Circulation: or (973) 408-3486
  • We are working on finalizing reserves procedures for Fall of 2021, please check back soon for updated information. If you have any questions, please contact

Inter-Library Loan: During the summer 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 return these as soon as possible. Returned ILLs can be placed in the book drop or shipped to the library. You can direct any questions about ILL books to

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 or University Archives at


  • There is one printer available in the library lobby that students can use to print from their personal computer. Instructions for adding this printer are available here: Printing in the Library
  • You will need to be connected to the drew1x network (Net ID username and password to connect) and instructions must be followed carefully.
  • Try to set up the connection prior to coming to the library, and be sure not to wait until the last minute to print.
  • Printing does not work from phones or flash drives.
  • Call the helpdesk (973-408-4357) to assist with any troubleshooting in connecting to the printer.

Instructional Technology and Media Resource Center: See 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

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE): CAE appointments are converted to online. See WCOnline landing page for updates to CAE resources. See also CORONAVIRUS: CAE RESOURCES