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, many 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 Fall 2020 semester. Please contact Archives & Special Collections at archives@purdue.edu for assistance.

Please note that not all services are available at all times. Some locations will open at a later date, when appropriate safety measures are in place.

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: askalib@purdue.edu
  • Email an Archivist: archives@purdue.edu
  • 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 Fall 2020 semester. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research: Students can set-up an appointment through BoilerConnect. E-mail: UGresearch@purdue.edu

Purdue University Press will continue remote operations through the Fall 2020 semester. Contact Purdue University Press at pupress@purdue.edu

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. Though we have closed our physical doors, Purdue Libraries will continue to provide the highest level of service possible in a virtual environment.

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.