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Library Services Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Visit our library website for more information and links to services. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions.

Library Entrance

  • A face covering is required whenever you are in the library.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing signs and floor markings.
  • You will EXIT just past the front desk area.
  • Please enjoy the new automatic door opener.

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday closed

Library Building

  • Library furniture has been rearranged to promote social distancing. We have approximately half as many seats available. Please do not move furniture, it has been carefully measured for your safety.
  • Floor stickers will indicate where to stand while you wait for service or access to shared equipment.
  • Cleaning supplies are provided and we encourage you to engage in frequent cleaning when using common surfaces such as study tables, computers, and shared equipment, and to wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • If needed, you may acquire a mask at the Main floor service desk.
  • Study rooms and restrooms will be limited to 1 person
  • The library will not have spaces this year to support group study work.
  • Only one person will be permitted in a bookshelf aisle at a time.

The Library Stacks will be open for you to browse and retrieve your own materials.  Items may also be requested for pick-up.  Requests for materials for pick-up can be made through the library website  using the instructions below. 

  • Your materials will be available for self-serve pickup near the library service desk on the next day.  
  • For those who prefer curbside pickup please use the procedure described below, and call the Library main telephone line 252-398-6212 to schedule a pickup at the door of the building between 9 am - 4 pm, M-F.

Curbside pickup


Attending Remote Classes from the Library

If you plan to attend a remote class from within the library, please note:

  • Library laptops with webcams and microphones are available for students to use in the library.
  • On the basement floor of the library, you may only use the study rooms to attend remote classes.
  • You may use any seating area on the main and top floor to attend remote classes.
  • Be considerate of those studying near you:
    • Wear headphones
    • Speak softly
    • Do not let your power cord become a tripping hazard   

Library spaces and equipment, study rooms (limited to capacity:1), Library Lab (limited to capacity:10) photocopiers, computers, paper cutters are available for use. 

Cleaning supplies are readily available throughout the Library and we encourage patrons to engage in frequent cleaning when using common surfaces, and to wash and sanitize their hands often.  

Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus    

The Library has compiled a page to help you connect to materials from off-campus.  Research guides  are available to help you find online resources to support your work.  

The library is everywhere you are. We are ready to support students who are not attending classes on campus and faculty teaching online.

Most of our collection is available online. Find books and articles using the Library Catalog or one of our databases.

If you're having problems finding information or want to improve your results, schedule an appointment with a librarian. We enjoy working with students on their research projects. 

For a quick bit of advice, use to find a specific librarian. 

To search the library off campus go to the library's a-z database list and find the database Article Finder. Click on that link and log in to the database with your chowan email and password.

Remote Services  

Our full schedule of library research support continues to be available remotely.  

Call the library at 252-398-6212

Email - 

Chat - to find a specific librarian

Schedule an appointment (for a call or Google Meet consultation)


The library staff are regularly reviewing guidance around library management in a pandemic. We are also bound by guidelines issued by the University, Hertford County, and North Carolina. As new recommendations emerge, our practices may change.

Campus Visitors

Starting Monday, May 10, 2021, the Library will reopen to campus visitors.

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