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On Friday, 3/20, 5pm: Moving to Online Only Services/Libraries closed until further notice

March 18th, 2020

For the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our community, Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is immediately shifting all services to an online only model effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST and continuing for the foreseeable future. Please refer to our Changes to Operations page for Libraries updates and the University’s COVID-19 site for the latest information on campus policy and protocol.

Please note:

  • All Libraries buildings will be closed completely until further notice with the exception of Hicks Undergraduate Library, which will remain open to Purdue students Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm as a study space ONLY. This is subject to change per University protocol. No in-person library services will be provided and social distancing protocol will be strictly enforced. Visit our All Hours page for the most up-to-date library hours.


  • We have temporarily suspended all circulation of print materials until further notice. Our Remote Access Resources Guide will help you locate alternative electronic resources.

Our ongoing focus will be on connecting faculty, staff, and students to electronic resources and assisting our patrons as they transition to an e-learning and telework environment. Librarians will be available for phone, email, or video chat consultations, and the hours for our virtual methods of assistance will be expanded. Though we are closing our physical doors, Purdue Libraries will continue to provide the highest level of service possible in a virtual environment.

Need help?

Please note that not all services are available at all times.

  • Call our Information Desk: 765-494-6733
  • Get Live Help Online: LibChat
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  • Text Us: Send a text message to (765) 303-0700 (message & data rates may apply)
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