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SPU Library COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Response and Updates

Information for library services during the current public health crisis

Ames Library Building Access

*NOTE: Contactless pickup service will not be available August 9-15 while the building undergoes maintenance. Service to resume on Monday, August 17*

The SPU Library Building is Currently Closed—Online Support for Teaching and Research Continues

April 9, 2020

In an effort to foster community health and help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Ames Library building is currently closed.

The Library is piloting Contactless Pickup to circulate SPU owned materials. Circulation of Summit items continues to be suspended during the closure. During this time, all due dates, fees, and fines will be suspended. Items may still be returned to the outside book drop or through the mail. If you have circulation questions or concerns, we’re available to help at

Library faculty and staff remain available to support faculty and students as they teach, research, and access resources online. See further details below.


For faculty

  • For online teaching and technology support, contact ETM.
  • For immediate or general support, chat, email, or text/phone (503 662-2757) a librarian.
  • For more specialized or course-level support, contact the liaison librarian for your area.

For students

We’re here to help

The library is much more than a building, and we are expanding our online service to help you succeed.

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.