COVID-19 Information

General questions

  • Is the library open?
    Starting on August 12, 2020, the library will be open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. When classes begin on August 25, 2020, we will offer additional hours.
  • Are you open to community patrons?
    Yes. However, if you are a community patron and would prefer to meet curbside for your materials, email us to make arrangements.
  • Is a mask required?
    Yes. Northwestern College's policy is to require masks in common spaces, which includes the Learning Commons.  
  • What are the guidelines for physically distancing?
    We have rearranged the furniture and spaces to allow for physical distancing. Each room has a sign posting its capacity, and that information is available online as well.  

Library resources

  • off campus loginWhat resources do I have access to through the library?
    While our print collections are fully available again, do not forget that we are well positioned for online learning.  Our databases are all available off-campus, and we have a large collection of ebooks. You can search our materials as you normally would.  

    If you are off-campus, you will encounter a login like the one here, simply enter your NWC username and password to access our online resources.  
  • Can I request items from interlibrary loan?
    Yes, but we may be limited on what we can provide while interlibrary loan services reopen across the state. Please submit any requests you have, and we will do our best. 
  • I am not able to come to the library due to illness or quarantine, but I need help and/or resources. What can I do?
    Email us and explain your needs; we'll be able to help.