Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies News

Libraries Summer Operations Update

May 13th, 2021

Following a year of restricted access to print materials out of public health guidance and an abundance of caution, on Monday, May 17th, 2021, access to Purdue Libraries’ physical collections will be restored. All library users will once again be able to browse and access the stacks.

Purdue faculty, staff, and students who work and learn remotely will continue to have the option to have requested items mailed to them. As a result of removing all access restrictions to our physical collections, HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access will end per our terms of service. On May 17th, links to all copyrighted items made electronically accessible via this service (labeled Temporary Access in our catalog) will be removed. Because Purdue University is a HathiTrust member, our users will continue to have full viewing access to HathiTrust items in the public domain and titles available through Creative Commons licensing via by logging in with their Purdue login name and password.

During the summer semester, some libraries may operate on different or reduced schedules. For the latest library hours, please visit: