Libraries Announce Reopening Dates

Alfred University Libraries will reopen to students, faculty and staff on Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

The best source of up-to-date information, including the complete reopening plan, is the AU Libraries Services for Fall 2020 Guide (

Both Herrick Library and Scholes Library will reopen on Sunday, August 23, at 2pm.  Complete building hours for Fall 2020 are listed below.

At this time, due to the unique demands of this coming semester, our reduced building services will initially be directed toward the academic support of AU students, faculty and staff.  Community members are valued library patrons and we look forward to welcoming the community for item pickup and appointments as early as Monday, September 7th, 2020.  Watch for separate announcements regarding these services.

Here are a few highlights of what to expect this semester:

What’s available?

  • Library books and media for pick up via an online request system (coming soon!)
  • Research assistance with Librarians by Zoom or email
  • PCs, printers and scanners, but with reduced seats and capacity to support distancing
  • Article databases, Kanopy (video streaming) and ebooks
  • Interlibrary Loan (Electronic requests available now, print material returning soon!)
  • Scanning pages from Library periodicals or books (amount may be limited due to copyright restrictions)

What’s not available?

  • Shelf browsing
  • Study rooms and conference rooms
  • The 24 hour study rooms
  • Reserve Books (email and we will assist you via scanning or locating electronic alternatives)
  • Shareable items like headphones, laptops, chargers, and markers
    Programming and events
    Please email us any questions you have at

We look forward to seeing you soon. Let us know how we can help make this semester a success for you and your students!

Fiat Bibliotheca!

AU Library Hours for Fall 2020




2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2:00 pm – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 5:00 pm




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