Library updates regarding COVID-19

Library access

  • All library locations are closed until further notice.
  • Library staff can provide remote assistance to help the community access online resources and services.

Available resources and services

Unavailable resources and services

  • Document scanning
  • Book browsing or borrowing
  • Physical Collections
  • Physical course reserves
  • Receiving physical items through ConnectNY or Interlibrary Loan
  • Library study space
  • Physical Archives

Circulation policy changes during the closure

  • Borrowed Materials - hold on to all borrowed materials, they will be renewed with no late fees applied
  • Overdue fines will be suspended
  • Renewals will be extended
  • Materials will not be recalled
  • Hold materials will remain on the shelf during the Libraries' closure, and will remain on the shelf for one week after the Libraries reopen

Course reserves

  • Physical course reserves will be unavailable.
  • Electronic course reserves will continue to be accepted.
  • Instructors requiring the use of physical materials should contact course reserves staff to find solutions to their specific requirements.

Rensselaer's latest information about COVID-19

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