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Harry S Truman Library Policies: Services

Library Services During COVID-19

Chat. Get library help over chat 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm

Appointments. Make an appointment to meet with a librarian over Zoom for research help.

Email: email for help with research or library questions! 

In-person book pickup: Request books online and pick them up at the library. Details below.  

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In-Person Services

In-Person Services at the Library

Book Requests: Books can be requested using the library catalog. Place books on hold and pick them up on campus. You'll get an email when your items are ready to pick up. We'll check out your item(s) for you ahead of time. When you get to the library, tell us your name and we'll bring you your books.  

Reserve Book Access (Textbooks): If the library has multiple copies of a reserve book we will retain one copy in the library and designate any additional copies for students to check out for 7 days, with the option to renew if the book hasn't been requested. We can also photocopy a chapter of a reserve item for you. Make sure to have your course name and number, as well as the name of your instructor.

Book Returns: If you would like to return an item, place it in the book drop on the first floor of the main building. The book drop is located near the south entrance of the building (closest to Larry McKeon Building/ parking garage). There is also a book drop to the left of the library entrance on the lower level. We will be putting all items in a 3 day quarantine, once an item has been checked in it will be removed from your account. 

Access Virtual Library Resources

Off-campus access to books and articles:

The library stacks will be closed when the semester begins. Many of our books are available as eBooks and can be read on any device with an internet connection. You can find eBooks in the library catalog, in the Online tab. 

Click here for a list of ebook databases.



Library Databases provide access to full-text scholarly articles as well full text magazines, newspapers and even video, audio and images.

Click here learn more about what databases are and how to use them and look at the video tutorials page of this guide for tutorials.



Click here for a helpful guide to citing sources, or contact a librarian using one of the channels described in this guide.

Truman Library Hours

Truman Library Chat

Truman College Librarian

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Katie Ediger
Call or text 773-270-0504

This guide was based on the Virtual Services Guide developed for the Wright College Library: