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The Library building will be closed until further notice. Please use chat and email for research assistance. (3/22/2020)

We're Here for You!

While classes are online, your librarians are available through 24/7 chat, virtual research consultations, and by email! (see below)

Faculty seeking textbook alternatives, please visit our guide of Free and Enhanced Access to E-Resources or contact us for assistance.

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page for additional information on the university's response to this situation.


The Library building is closed until further notice, but will be providing the same great services that you've come to expect from us. See below for details!


Due dates for books and materials borrowed before the university closure are being extended until the library reopens. There will be no fines or late fees during this period. Anyone with items checked out should keep those items and not return them until the library reopens. Please feel free to contact Lending Services at with any questions concerning your account.

Cheng Library Interlibrary Loan has extended due dates for all Interlibrary Loan items currently checked out to patrons.

Research Help

Numerous resources are available to you while courses are online:

24/7 Chat Reference

Chat with a WP librarian during regular business hours or get help from a professional librarian after hours! Screen-sharing will be available for questions that require demonstration.

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Virtual Research Consultations!

Schedule online, one-on-one sessions with WP librarians at times that work for you! Contact us for details (

Click Here to Request an Appointment

Databases, E-Books & Streaming Video

Access the library’s wide array of articles through our many Databases, or explore our collection of almost 200,000 E-Books and large collection of streaming videos. Please contact the library if you need help finding or using these resources.

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan department will continue to process article requests, although physical loan requests (books, DVDs, CDs) will be suspended until further notice. If you have an overdue Interlibrary Loan item, rest assured that loans have been extended due to the situation. Check the status of your items online or contact the library with any questions.

Course Resource Guides

Our librarians have put together resource guides for a wide range of courses and subjects, allowing you to find relevant resources for your research. Explore our Research Guides to find your course!


The library has a number of useful video tutorials on our Tutorials page! Learn more about our E-Books, Avoiding Plagiarism, and how to search more effectively with Keywords or Search & Refine!

Online Library Instruction

Faculty, if your students are doing research, we are still able to provide instructional support, either synchronously or asynchronously! Contact the library for more information.

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Research help, library questions, etc.
Borrowing, fines, room use, etc.

See our Library Faculty & Staff Directory for specific individuals and departments.


Chat live with a librarian, 24/7, including after hours!

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Research Assistance

Schedule an appointment with a Cheng Library librarian.

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Mailing Address

David & Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470