Library Operations

We're Here for You

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library will be taking additional precautions to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff. Please review the following to learn more about these changes.

For university updates, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page.

Faculty seeking online alternatives to print/physical materials can explore our Open Educational Resources (OER) guide or reach out to your department's liaison librarian for guidance.

Library Access

Access to the Library is limited to current WP students, staff and faculty.

Library hours are available on our Semester Schedule, including holidays and other exceptions.

The Library follows university policy requiring that all users wear face coverings when in the building.

Borrowing & Returns

All borrowing and return of items has returned to normal. Please see our Lending policy for more information.

Please feel free to contact Lending Services with any questions concerning your account.

Course Reserves

Faculty may place course material on Course Reserve, although we encourage you to explore electronic alternatives when available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at Lending Services, and let us know how we can help.

Research Support

Support for students, staff, and faculty continues to be our priority, and we are here to help with a variety of tools, whether we are able to meet in person, or not.

For more information, check out our Contact Us page, or contact the Reference Desk ( for assistance.

Virtual Library Instruction

Library faculty continue to offer instruction (or Information Literacy Instruction) to students, on a variety of research-related topics. Primarily available virtually through Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate, some in person and hybrid options are also possible, considering occupancy and scheduling. Set up a Virtual Library Instruction session for your class with our online form or by contacting Leah Zamora ( directly.

Updated: August 17, 2021