Hope College Library Remote Services

Keep calm and ask a librarian…just not in person!

Until further notice, the Van Wylen Library and Theil Research Center are closed to the public, including to students, faculty and staff. We are committed to supporting both students and faculty remotely as classes move online.  

A large amount of our material is already online. Search Primo and limit results to “available online”. Remember that you may need to login to access content from off-campus. As courses transition to online, if additional e-book or e-video content is needed, please contact a librarian

Stay on top of the news. Students and faculty have access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. See the LibGuide on access to newspapers online.

Research Librarians can answer questions by email and through virtual consultations. Research Librarians are also available to join your classes online to provide instruction.

The Joint Archives of Holland will also be providing services virtually to students, faculty and staff. Contact archives@hope.edu.

The Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing will be offering virtual appointments.  Instead of filling out the usual appointment form for an in-person peer-review session, students should simply email kc@hope.edu and attach their writing project (many formats are accepted for attachments).

Interlibrary Loan: As many libraries in Michigan and around the country are closing to the public, borrowing and lending of physical material have been essentially halted. MeLCat requesting has been suspended. We will still do our best to obtain articles and book chapters and are also able to digitize from our own collection. Contact ill@hope.edu with questions. 

Faculty should refer to the Library Support for Online Teaching Libguide. Students should check out the Libguide Library Support for Online Learning.

Due dates have been extended until April 15 for all library material.  If your item was already overdue, your due date did not change. We do not expect material to be returned during this time but if you’d like to sort out your overdue item, please email circ@hope.edu. All due dates in your Primo Account are accurate.

If there is anything else we can do for you, do not hesitate to ask. We will do our best to support you, even at a distance.

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