Online Access and E-Resources Center

Welcome to the new Online Access and e-Resources Center for Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies! 

For the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and our community, some library services have shifted online.

Hicks Library, WALC, Parrish Library, and the Veterinary Medicine Library Aviation and Transportation Technology Library, Mathematical Sciences Library, and the HSSE (Humanities, Social Science, and Education) Library are now open for study, wifi, and computer use.

Archives & Special Collections will operate on a "by appointment only" basis for the Spring 2021 semester. Please contact Archives & Special Collections at for assistance.

Need help?

Please note that not all services are available at all times.

  • Call our Information Desk: 765-494-6733
  • Get Live Help Online: LibChat
  • Email a Librarian:
  • Email an Archivist:
  • Text Us: Send a text message to (765) 303-0700 (message & data rates may apply)
  • Tweet Us – Send a tweet to @PurdueAskalib

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will continue remote operations through the Spring 2021 semester. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research: Students can set-up an appointment through BoilerConnect. E-mail:

Purdue University Press will continue remote operations through the Spring 2021 semester. Contact Purdue University Press at

Visit our All Hours page for the most up-to-date in-person library hours.
Print materials are now available for circulation via online search ONLY, with options for pick-up and personal delivery depending on the borrower's Purdue affiliation (student, faculty, or staff). All returned materials will be placed in a four day quarantine before being re-shelved. When possible, we continue to recommend the use of electronic resources. Our Remote Access Resources Guide will help you locate electronic versions of titles and alternative choices.

Our ongoing focus remains on connecting faculty, staff, and students to electronic resources and assisting our patrons in an e-learning and telework environment at this time. Librarians are available for phone, email, or video chat consultations, and the hours for our virtual methods of assistance have been expanded.

Please refer to our Changes to Operations page for Libraries updates and the University’s Protect Purdue site for the latest information on campus policy and protocol.