COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates and Resources

This page contains all relevant information related to Washington University Libraries’ current operations and response to the COVID-19 outbreak including updates to operations, access to remote services, and other helpful links.

Unless otherwise noted, the changes listed below are in effect from March 12 through April 30, 2020. We will continue to update these details as necessary.

Last updated March 26, 2020, at 1:00 pm

Announcements

Operations Changes

  • All Danforth campus Libraries are now closed to the public through at least Wednesday, April 22. Please check back here for additional updates and details as this situation develops. Library Hours Details
  • See the website for the Bernard Becker Medical Library for the latest hours and operations information.

Remote Services Resources and Guidance

Materials and Circulation Updates

  • Book drops: Book drops on the Danforth Campus have all been closed.
  • Returns & fines: We will be suspending fines and extending loan return dates through May 4.
  • Interlibrary loan: Physical books and media can not be borrowed through MOBIUS or ILL at this time. You can request book chapters and articles through Interlibrary Loan. We are only able to supply PDFs from the Libraries’ electronic collections. We cannot scan from print materials. We may be able to obtain PDFs from other libraries, but the scans will be slow to arrive and have a higher rate of cancellation. ILL is only available to current WashU students, faculty, and staff. Also please note that Becker Medical Library and the Law Library operate separate ILL services.
  • Technology loans: Technology lending is suspended through the end of the spring semester
  • Campus box delivery: This service has been suspended
  • Returning books by mail: If you will not be returning to campus and would like to ship books and materials back to the Libraries, please send to:
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1061
    Atten: Olin Library Circulation
    St. Louis, MO 63130
    ph: 314-935-5420

Events and Awards Canceled

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COVID-19 Resources

The Washington University Libraries have created a resource guide to help you find information you can trust about the virus, how it spreads, and how to protect yourself. As we prepare for its spread across the United States, we want to be sure our campus is informed and ready to deal with the effects of the virus. Read more

Additional Updates and Resources from Washington University

For the latest details on Washington University policies and details, visit Washington University’s COVID-19 information.