Get Help Online
Use our Ask a Librarian
service for general assistance with Libraries resources. Email, live chat, texting, and tweeting are all available during varying hours. We are committed to expanding our ability to assist you online, but please understand that delayed responses may occur based on staff availability during this uncertain time.Send an email
to Purdue archivists for assistance from Archives & Special Collections.
Purdue Libraries has an expansive catalog on e-resources covering all disciplines represented at the University. Please explore our catalogs
and A-Z Database
for journals, databases, tools, and programs that you can use to further your academic studies, teaching, or research while you are away from campus.
Purdue Archives and Special Collections’ materials available online can be found in our e-Archives
If you encounter difficulty accessing an e-resource, please submit a support ticket
Looking for an alternative to print?
- Purdue faculty, staff, and students can still submit a request for an electronic version of a print book through our catalogs and staff will investigate if an online version is available for purchase.
- Scanning and sending of print resources is not available at this time. This includes course reserves. Please work with a liaison librarian to locate alternative electronic resources if needed.
- Faculty, staff, and students can also submit a “Suggest a Purchase” form and we will investigate whether we can add to the electronic collection.
Electronic Course Reserves: Library Reading List
Starting this fall and continuing until further notice, we will no longer circulate print course reserve materials. Instead, you can use our new “Library Reading List” tool for electronic course reserves, integrated with Brightspace. Visit us online
to learn more, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to get started.
Remote Librarian Consultations
Our liaison librarians are available for remote consultations with faculty, staff, and students via phone, email, or (in some cases) video conferencing. Please locate your librarian
by subject, and contact them by email to arrange an appointment.
Our archivists can be reached to request remote consultations and research assistance by sending an email to email@example.com
Connecting to Libraries through Boilerkey, VPN, and EZProxy
Please visit our Off-Campus Access
page for guidance on connecting to the Purdue Libraries server from a distance. Please leave your Purdue workstation computer turned on when you leave campus to ensure ability to connect remotely.
Interlibrary Loan remains available to help source journal articles at this time, with potential delays or restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Please visit the ILL page
for more information.
Renew Materials Online
You may renew most borrowed materials by the due date to extend your current loan period.
- Online in My Library Account
- By phone (765) 494-0369
- For ITAP Equipment (cameras, tripods, etc.), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (765) 494-3751.
Please return your loaned Libraries' materials to any book drop of your choice. All returned items will be quarantined for four days before being re-shelved. Books and other materials will not be officially "checked in" until after this quarantine period ends. While in quarantine, your returned materials will not incur late fees.
Patrons may return ILL materials to any book return sites.