Fall 2020 Services


Borrowing Library Materials

The book and media collections will be accessible to library staff only. 

How to Request Library Books or DVDs for Contactless Pickup

  1. Use the Library Catalog or the Discover search to look up the item you want.

  2. When you find the item you want, click the Place a Hold button in the library catalog record.

  3. Log in with your SJU username and password.

  4. You’ll see a page confirming your request was successful.  Log back in to My Library Account at any time to see or cancel your requests.

  5. When your requested items are ready, you will receive an email.

  6. Pick up your bagged items in the library atrium within seven days of notification.  The items will already be checked out to you. If not picked up within seven days, the items will be checked back in and returned to the collection.

  7. Return borrowed items using the exterior book drop.  Items will remain checked out on your library account while they are in a  Comment end 72 hour quarantine period.


Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing and lending of print materials through EZBorrow and HawkShare will ramp up over time, as participating libraries may or may not resume these services in fall semester.  Interlibrary loan of articles through Hawkshare continues to operate as normal, though processing of requests may be delayed due to limitations at participating libraries.


Print periodicals

A process for print periodical requests, similar to ILL, is being developed to enable delivery by email to patrons.  Check back as we update this page with more information.


Library Instructional Services

SJU librarians can deliver interactive, synchronous, online workshops for FYS and any other course.  Because many campus classrooms, including the library’s lab, may not have capacity for social distancing, we are offering our fall information literacy sessions in the synchronous online format.  Request a library instruction session for your class.


Library Print Course Reserves

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there will be no print reserves at the library this fall.  Over the summer, all tangible books and videos still housed on reserve at the Drexel Library service desk will be removed from reserve status and returned to the circulating collection where they will be accessible to all students.  Instructor copies will be available at the library for contactless pickup.


Library Online Course Reserves


Library Ask Us / Contact

Library staff will be available during operating hours to answer questions via chat, email, and phone.     


Library Research Help and Consultations with Librarians

SJU librarians are available to take questions via email, phone, or chat, or for private Zoom meetings.  Librarians can assist with topic brainstorming, developing a research strategy, identifying and using credible sources, and more.  Meet with a librarian.