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Resources for Distance Learning

Resources for distance learning during a pandemic

graphic of Tredway library buildingDue to COVID-19, Thomas Tredway Library can provide only virtual/electronic resources and research help. The library is closed/locked and only accessible to staff, who are primarily working from home. Please contact us by email at or if you have questions. We will make every effort to help as best we can.

We are frequently updating this guide; please check back often!

Library services

Can I use library resources from off campus? Yes! You can access our usual selection of electronic resources through the Databases A-Z list, as well as many new ones now available for free during these unusual circumstances.

Do I need to renew my books?

  • Augustana and I-Share materials - For now, you don't need to renew anything. For all I-Share items due between January 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020, the new due date is October 1, 2020. For all Augustana items due between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, the new due date is September 1, 2020.
  • ILL materials - ILL staff will contact you directly regarding renewals and returns.

Can I request items for pick up at the library? The library building will remain closed until August 3rd. As a result, we have turned off the ability for materials to be requested and sent to our library for pick up. We will turn that functionality back on when the library re-opens in August.

Evolving information/updates