Buswell Library COVID-19 Updates

Updated February 9

Buswell Library will use this webpage to provide real-time updates for resources, services, and building hours.

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Building Access

Buswell Library will be open to only Wheaton College staff, students, and faculty during the Spring 2021 term.  

During this period, current Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students may request physical materials via the contact free quick retrieval process. 

Research Assistance

Chat and In-Person Reference Hours
Please visit calendar.library.wheaton.edu for full chat and Research Help Desk hours.

Research Consultations
Subject Expert Librarians will provide individual consultations for faculty and students. Use the Make an Appointment form to schedule an appointment.

Email Assistance
Users can request assistance via research.help@wheaton.edu

Online Access to Library Resources

eBooks, online journals, databases, and other streaming media remain available via Buswell Library’s home page.  

If you encounter a resource to which you are denied access, please visit library.wheaton.edu/offcampus for more information.

Contact Free Quick Retrieval

Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students may request books and other physical resources for pick up on the quick retrieval shelves in Buswell Library (Main). Materials should be requested online through the "Request” links in Library Search. Note: You must be signed in to access these options.

  • Once items are ready for pick up from the quick retrieval shelves, you will be notified by email.
  • The quick retrieval shelves are available during the library’s open hours.
  • Items will be held on the quick retrieval shelves for two weeks.


Buswell Library will provide fair use scanning of articles and book chapters from on-site collections to Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students. Scanning requests can be completed online through ILLiad.

Remote Students

Students who are studying remotely should visit library.wheaton.edu/students/distance for more information on the delivery of library resources.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is available to support the teaching, learning, and research of Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students. Requests for books, book chapters, articles, and other materials can be submitted online through the “Request through ILLiad” or “Request” links in Library Search. Requests are fulfilled based on the availability of materials at cooperating libraries. For questions about ILL, please email interlibrary.loan@wheaton.edu.

Course Reserves

Due to the complications of COVID-19, Buswell Library will not offer course reserve services in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Library Events and Room Reservations

Buswell Library will host no in-person events in the 2020-2021 academic year. Individual or group study rooms are not available.