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Penfield Library Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

Please be aware that the information on this guide is subject to change due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Library staff will do its best to make sure the information on this guide is up-to-date.

This Guide Was Last Updated: Apr 15, 2020 11:13 AM


We're committed to providing all of our students with access to library resources to the best of our ability. Here's how we can help:

  1. Most of our resources are available online. This includes books, articles, videos, and more. See the find online resources section for a good starting point.

  2. For items you would normally access in print (or other physical) format, a librarian can help you explore online alternatives.

    There are multiple ways to get in touch with a librarian:

A. Please ask your professor to contact us about your need for any print items they have on reserve. (If they need more information, you can give them the link to the For Faculty & Staff section of this guide.)

You might also want to see if your course reserves readings are available online. There are two big companies that are working with publishers to provide you with free access to textbooks:

Each company allows students to borrow up to 7 books, until late May.

A. Yes, but we'd prefer you to remain safe and hold on to your items for now - we've extended due dates to May 22 or later. If you do need to return books - for example, because you are a graduating senior - there is a book drop in between the two sets of entrance doors - it is on the right-hand side of that space.

Due dates will be extended for the duration of Penfield Library's limited physical services. You will not need to renew or return your materials until further notice - unless you are a graduating senior. Please email us with questions or to arrange for returns at

A. Yes, but we will only be providing digital materials.

A. Please ask your professor to contact their librarian - we can help them locate online resources for your class.

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