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COVID-19 Library Updates & Resources

Current McFarlin Library Services

(Updated 5.29.20)

The McFarlin Library is committed to supporting the information and research needs of all TU students, faculty, and staff as the campus shifts to this period of virtual instruction. As new information develops, we will update our website with any changes to our operating hours and services. The McFarlin Library is the academic hub of the TU campus, and we will strive to continue to offer exceptional services and resources to our community. 

Building Access: 

The McFarlin Library is currently closed to all visitors in accordance with the TU campus directive. The two IT computer labs will also be closed. Please see below a description of our virtual services and access to materials, including a limited book/material pick up service. We will update our hours as information changes.

Virtual Services: 

To assist the teaching and research of students and instructors off-campus, the library will continue to offer many of its services virtually. 

Remote Research Help –

Contact the library with requests and questions remotely, including email, text, and phone. The library will be answering remote questions Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm and Friday, 8am – 12pm.

Students can also request a video session with a librarian for help with finding resources and refining search questions. 

Virtual Instructional Services –

Faculty can request library instructional services to support their virtual teaching: Contact April Schweikhard (, Director of Public Services, to discuss options for your course, such as an online course visit, a resource guide, or a video tutorial. Lisa Grimes, our Student Success Librarian, has created several Quick Tip Video Tutorials that you can easily link to in your course. 

Access to Resources:

Book Pickup Service

The McFarlin Library is currently operating a limited check-out option for our physical materials. TU students, faculty, and staff can request materials in our physical collection to be picked up at designated dates and times. Visit our Book Retrieval page to request physical materials. Summer hours for pick-up of materials will be limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm. Requests must be submitted by 5 pm the day before pick-up. 

TU students, faculty, and staff can log-in to My Library Account to view library materials that they have checked out through the library. Loan periods are automatically being renewed through August 24, and any fines accrued during this period will be waived. Materials can still be returned to the library through the book drop located on the Southside of the building.

Online Resources

The McFarlin Library has a large number of online resources available for TU students, faculty, and staff, including databasese-journals & e-books, and research guides

Interlibrary Loan –

Request materials that the library does not have access to through our Interlibrary Loan Service. We are currently fulfilling requests for electronic materials. 

Department of Special Collections:

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is currently closed to visitors. We will continue to supply distance Reference and Copies as normal. If there is any way we can assist faculty with online access, please contact us and we will try to fulfill those needs.