“When you have a question about the library, talk to a reference librarian.” If you’ve ever taken an instruction class at the library, you’ve probably heard that—or something like it! Even though we're all working and learning from home, you can still reach out to the IUP Libraries for support with your coursework, research, and teaching.
IUP’s librarians will provide chat and email reference support from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during the Summer I and Summer II sessions (June 1–August 6, 2020). Please note that reference services, including email reference, will not be available during Early Summer session.
IUP Libraries chat reference supports text chat and Zoom videoconferencing, so no matter the distance, we can help you with the trickiest searches. If you prefer to contact us by email, submit your question through Ask a Librarian and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.
IUP librarians have also compiled an extensive FAQ about resources, services, and policies.
If you’re looking for information literacy tutorials, learning modules, and other tools to incorporate into your summer courses, make sure to visit Distance Education Services for Faculty.
If you have a question and can’t connect with one of our librarians, check out our FAQ, contact Library Administration at 724-357-2330, or email Erik Nordberg, dean of Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours