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COVID-19 Library Updates

Library Services Status

Our library building is only open to the SWU community at this time; campus buildings are closed to the general public.  The 24/7 room is still available for students with a chip ID.  That room is being regularly cleaned, but do make sure to practice the recommended social distancing guidelines while using that space. Library items can be returned at any time via the dropbox located to the left of the front doors. Requesting materials through PASCAL Delivers has been reinstated. 

Rickman Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Connect with Us Online

Looking for immediate help from our staff?

  • Library staff members are available via chat during the following hours:
    • Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • To find answers to commonly asked questions, use
  • Faculty can check out our guidance on Remote Teaching.
  • Students and faculty can check out our Libguides and YouTube tutorials for further assistance. 


Library Zoom Sessions

Some weeks we will be hosting library Zoom sessions.  Some of the sessions will be overviews of searching the library resources and some will be more specific - such as citing in APA style or using particular databases.  We will post the information for the Zoom session here.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Heather Gray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. This session will give you an overview of the resources available to you through Rickman Library and teach you how to access them as a SWU Online student.

Topic: Rickman Library Overview for SWU Online Students
Time: Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click this link on Thursday evening to join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 927 1351 4916
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