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Updates about Library Services

Updates and FAQ


This guide is for updates regarding library services during the time that classes are online. For the most recent updates regarding the campus as a whole, please refer to the Bradley Coronavirus Information page. Please use the navigation menu above or consult the FAQ below to find out how you can use the library at this time.

We appreciate your patience as we figure out how to best meet your needs under rapidly evolving circumstances.


Is the library open?

Yes, for current hours go to Fall Hours.  Reference Assistance is available see the Reference Page for Hours

Can I check out books?

Access to the stacks is limited to library staff. You will not receive overdue notices for books that you have already checked out; you may keep them until further notice. For faculty members needing books, a process has been set up for requesting and picking up books from our collection. Please see the Library Materials tab to see the steps in this process. Faculty, students, and staff can also access e-books through the library catalog - see the Off-Campus Library Research tab to learn how.

Can I borrow things from other libraries?

I-Share services has reopened by is on a limited basis. For information about obtaining articles and other online materials not available at Bradley, please see the Interlibrary Loan tab.

Can I use the computers/scanners/printers?

Both black and white and color printers are available for use by faculty, staff and students. You can find scanners on both the first and second floor.

Desktop Computers are available for use. You must reserve a seat (See Studying in the Library) and check out a keyboard at the Reserves Desk. If you need help accessing appropriate technology to complete your online classes, please visit the Technology section of the coronavirus FAQ.

Can I access databases and other online materials?

Yes! Library databases and online content are available from your own computer 24/7 regardless of whether the library is open. Please check the Off-Campus Library Research tab for information bout how to access these resources.

How can I get help from a real person?

Reference assistance is available by phone or email or chat and in person . Please consult the Get Research Help tab for librarian contact information.