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COVID-19 Library Updates

Library Services Status

As of March 19th, 2020, library services are available online only to faculty and SWU students.  Our library building is closed to visitors in accordance with current federal guidelines. 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.  Materials from our physical collection and PASCAL Delivers have been suspended until further notice.  All materials presently checked-out will be automatically renewed until the end of April.

Online Rickman Library hours:

Mon-Thur: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
24-hour study room available with chip-enabled ID card

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  • Library staff members are available via chat during the following hours:
    • Mon - Thur: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat:  1:00pm - 4:00pm 
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  • Faculty can check out our guidance on Remote Teaching.
  • Students and faculty can check out our Libguides and YouTube tutorials for further assistance. 


Weekly Library Zoom Sessions

Every week, we are going to be hosting library Zoom sessions.  Some of the sessions will be overviews of searching the library databases and some will be more specific - such as using APA or using particular databases.  We will post the information for the weekly Zoom session here.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Heather Gray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm.  This session will cover some of the changes between the 6th and 7th editions of the APA publication manual.

Topic: What's New in APA 7th Edition
Time: Apr 2, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click this link to join the Zoom Meeting on Thursday evening:


Meeting ID: 365 375 463
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