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Special Circumstances During the COVID-19 Crisis: Remote Resources And Guidance For Users: Library Operations During COVID-19

The Lightner Library's operations have changed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about the changes, as well as the many virtual services we are offering, including reference help and interlibrary loan.

Current Library Operations

The library building is currently closed. Therefore, we are unable to provide in-person access to physical materials such as books or other items. However, the librarians are working in the library, and we can scan articles or chapters out of books to send to you, if needed. We can also provide access to virtual services and materials, including:

Interlibrary Loan

Articles that students and faculty need that are not available through our databases may be requested on Interlibrary Loan and will be delivered electronically.  At the present time, physical books cannot be requested on ILL. For more information about Interlibrary Loan including how to set up an ILL account, you can check out the Interlibrary Loan LibGuide.

Reference Librarian

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Linda Park
(315) 279-5208

Virtual Reference Services

The librarians are still available to students and faculty virtually in a variety of ways that include:

  • Emailing us at with your questions;
  • Using the Ask a Librarian link on the library's home page;
  • Using the virtual chat box on Lightner Library's home page.  If there is no librarian available on chat, your question will automatically be emailed to The library chat is staffed 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • We can also meet with students virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Returning Items

If you have items that are overdue, please email and we will work with you.

If you are returning items in person, please drop them in the dropbox outside the front door of the library.

If you have already left campus, you can mail your items back, and you do not need a mailing label from the library.  Find a mailing envelope or box and address it to Lightner Library, Keuka College, 141 Central Ave, Keuka Park, NY 14478.  When you take it to the Post Office for mailing, request that it be sent Library Rate which is cheaper than sending it first class.