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Spring Term 2020

Library Updates!

Welcome Back!  We have a few things to share with you.

Library staff and our wonderful work study scattered around the globe are looking forward to meeting your library needs this term!  Below are a few things we want to be sure you know.

  • Chat - We now have "chat" on our library web page.  Our work study students will have scheduled times to be available on chat to be sure you get your questions answered.
  • Off-campus Access - You will need this to access the databases on our A-Z Databases list. (Also available from library homepage -> aclick the ARTICLES/DATABASES link ).  Click off-campus access
  • Library Hours - We are available online via chat and email (  Our physical library is currently closed.  However, a library staff will be in the library approximately 8am-3:30pm each day. (Mon-Fri).
  • Books - Need some of our Thorndike library books, whether you are near or far? Contact us at, and we will try to get you what you need.
  • Printing and Copying - These services have been discontinued for students.  Faculty should contact
  • Scanning - If you need items scanned, please contact
  • Interlibrary Loan - Getting articles for you (wherever you are) should be fine (as long as we can find a library that is open that can send us the article you need.)  For books, wherever you are, contact and our interlibrary folks will try to get you what you need.
  • Audio-visual Equipment. - Please direct all questions to Zach Soares at
  • Laptops for Loan - please contact Computer Services at

Upcoming Events

Credit:  Yoi Ashida

Stay tuned for these (possible) online library events:

  • Live music for studying
  • Karaoke to relieve the tension
  • Story Slams
  • Book Club
  • Story Hour

Do you have an event or activity you'd like us to try?  Let us know at

Check it out:
COA' s Calendar of All Events