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UPDATED Wednesday 9/16/20 with information about contactless book pickup

In light of directions from Tufts and public health authorities, Hirsh Library has shifted to remote operation during our normal hours. Virtual library information services are available during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:45 am – 8 pm
Friday: 7:45 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: noon – 8 pm

As of 12pm on Thursday 3/19, the building is still open for normal hours, but this may be subject to change. 

Library staff members are available to assist you remotely via email, chat, or text. 

Research & Instruction librarians will be available for consultations and assistance via phone and video conference. Feel free to request a consultation using our Schedule a Consultation form or to contact your Liaison directly.

Most of our resources are online and we have new access to materials not previously accessible online. We have created a guide, Library Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic to assist you with accessing resources and library services remotely. For general information about accessing resources off campus, please visit our Getting Started with Off Campus Access page.

We are temporarily suspending interlibrary loan requests for physical items, but are working hard to fulfill your requests for items that are available electronically.

Please visit the University’s official page for all Tufts-wide information and updates and check with your school/department for specific information about your program.

In keeping with the University guidelines, if you plan to visit the Library you must observe rules regarding physical distancing, wearing masks, and completing a screening survey prior to arrival. Once you enter the building, you will need to show the security officer a completed Tufts Symptoms survey on your phone (or printed copy)  The survey can be accessed via, the Tufts mobile app, or the Healthy @ Tufts portal. You will not be admitted into the building until you have completed this survey and get the All Clear sign. You need to complete the screening survey any day you come to the School.

Students, faculty, and staff are able to request books from any Tufts library for pickup at HHSL. Detailed information on how to request items via JumboSearch is available here.

Thank you for helping us keep the Tufts Community healthy.


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