Buswell Library COVID-19 Fall 2020 Updates

Updated October 19

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

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Building Access

Current Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students , with college issued ID or wrist band, may access library buildings during the following hours:

Buswell Library (Main)
8:00 am - 10:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
10:00 am - 8:00 pm (Saturday)

Buswell Library will offer limited hours before August 26th. Please see the hours box on the library's homepage for up-to-date hours information.

Buswell Library Special Collections
8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Monday - Thursday)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  (Friday)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Saturday)

Manuscripts Reading Room
By appointment only.

Research Assistance

Research Help Desk Hours
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)

Chat Reference Hours
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)  
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Friday)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)

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 Pickup

Wheaton College faculty, staff, and students may request books and other physical resources for pick up in Buswell Library (Main). Materials should be requested online through the “Request through ILLiad” or “Request” links in Library Search


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 during the Fall 2020 term 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 Fall 2020 term. 

Library Events and Room Reservations

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