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COVID-19: Information and Research Support Salve Regina: Library Resources and Services for Distance Learning

Message from Your Librarians

To protect the health of library staff, we have made the difficult decision to close the library to all users until further notice.  During that time, library staff will provide the following services to support the Salve community:

Library Materials

  • Starting June 15, requests for print books and DVDs owned by Salve can be made by requesting them through the library's online catalog. When notified of their availability via email, they can be picked up from the hold shelf in the garden level (back door) of the library. 
  • Faculty may request to order new library materials to support course planning, and we will be able to start placing orders as of July 1, 2020 and after. Please use this form.
  • Salve-owned items checked out for the spring semester will have due dates extended until September 1.
  • Patrons are welcome to return borrowed items to the book drop near McKillop Library's front entrance. We encourage patrons to return items that do not belong to Salve as soon as possible. If necessary, those items may be returned using the cost effective USPS Media Mail option. View our FAQ page for specific instructions on shipping books.

Note: Please do not return rental textbooks to the library. Only the bookstore can credit your account for rental textbooks.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Patrons can visit this page to fill out a form to request electronic access to articles, book chapters, and book excerpts from other libraries.

Course Reserves

  • Electronic course reserves, including scanning and posting limited portions of Salve-owned print material, posting files provided by faculty, providing access to e-books and films available through library databases, and purchasing access to streaming films..

University Archives and Special Collections

Research and Instruction Support:

  • Remote research support services are offered by McKillop librarians during the following hours: Mon-Thursday, 10am – 4:30pm, Friday, 10am-12pm.
  • Synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction to support online learning
  • Research consultations with a librarian can be scheduled by emailing

Services suspended until further notice:

  • Interlibrary loan and HELIN requests for physical items from other libraries.
  • In-person access to the library’s physical collections and study spaces.

If you have additional questions related to our changes in service, please visit our special FAQ pages, which are updated daily!

Guide Purpose

This guide's purpose is twofold: to provide informational resources about COVID-19 and to provide access to library resources to support online course planning. 

This guide was created with the help of other libraries' guides, including: Princeton University, New York University's Health Sciences Library, UC Merced, Association of College & Research Libraries, and the New Jersey State Library.

Get help

What is the fastest way to reach a librarian?

chat  CHAT with Us *
  by using the chat widget embedded on the library's website.

    Chat/Text hours (COVID-19 remote chat hours):
            Mon.-Thursday.: 10 AM to 4:30 PM
            Friday: 10 AM to 12 PM

email EMAIL an individual librarian to book an appointment

Reach out to a librarian in your subject area or book with any of us! We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

iphone  TEXT Us *
  at (401) 324-9LIB     (401-324-9542)**

          **Phone and/or text charges may apply.
          Check with your phone provider for limitations and fees.

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Visit our Help & FAQs (updated daily) for answers to the most-asked questions!

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