Support at the William H. Hannon Library during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the library is closed until further notice. We are re-evaluating this daily and will update you here and on Twitter if that changes. Please go to the following guide to learn more about how you can continue to utilize library resources and services remotely: Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19

That guide contains information on the following:

Many remote services already exist for accessing and using collections at the William H. Hannon Library. You do not need to use a VPN to access online resources from off-campus, but you do need to use your MyLMU login. For more information on how off-campus access works, see our Off-Campus Access page.

Support at the William H. Hannon during COVID-19 LibGuide

Message on Closing the Library Building (March 18)

Dear students, faculty, and staff:

We regret to inform you that, due to health concerns about COVID-19 and out of precaution for our users and our staff, we have been asked to close the library until further notice beginning March 18. Library services will still be available, online collections will still be accessible, and we will continue to respond to student and faculty requests for research support and library materials.

We are taking this step after careful consideration for the health and safety of our users. If you need to return library books or DVDs, you can do so at any of our on-campus drop-off locations. We are currently working on new procedures and policies for students who are unable to return their library materials at this time. Students who have items checked out will be contacted via email once those procedures are in place.

Classes are online and so are we. During the time that library building is closed, librarians will be available to answer questions through our online chat service. You can also request an appointment via Zoom with a librarian. We can provide guided virtual tours on using our online catalog, searching ebooks, using digital collections, or accessing any of our hundreds of databases.

The building is closed but we are still here to help. We will do everything we can to support your research needs remotely. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we continue to explore options for providing access to physical collections while the building is closed.

We will update you on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on this page As information can quickly change, please continue to check the library website for the latest service updates.

Please stay safe and stay healthy. As always, if you have any questions, ask a librarian.


Your Friendly and Helpful Library Staff