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Swisher Library: Winter Term Update


The Swisher Library will continue to provide its virtual services during JU’s Winter Term (December 7, 2020 – January 17, 2021). 

This page was last updated on December 15, 2020.

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Building Information

  • For the health and safety of the JU community, the Swisher Library's physical building will be closed from Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through Sunday, January 24, 2021. During this time, the JU community is encouraged to reach out to Library faculty and staff via email. Visit our staff directory for contact information.

Remote Access

  • The Library’s databases and journals are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow our directions for accessing our resources wherever you're studying during Winter Term.

Research Assistance

Library Instruction

  • The Library will follow JU’s online winter term format by offering virtual, asynchronous library instruction during the winter term. Find our selection of recorded videos and tutorials here. These resources can be embedded in Blackboard.

Returning Physical Materials

  • If you are looking to return library materials, please use the book drop available near the main entrance.
  • When materials are returned, they will be held for 72 hours before processing.
  • Material processing will not take place during JU's employee holiday break (December 21, 2020 - January 8, 2021).

Interlibrary Loan

  • The interlibrary loan department will continue to process all electronic ILL requests up to 12 noon on Monday, December 14. Pending requests at that time are not guaranteed to be delivered until mid-January. 
  • Requests for physical materials via ILL are suspended until the end of January.