News & Updates

NVU Libraries Information for Shift to Remote Instruction – Spring 2020


Access to Library Resources & Facilities
During the period of remote instruction, library facilities will be closed, but access to electronic resources through the library website will continue to be available on a 24/7 basis. From the library website, you can access library-related updates, information on how to access resources, and our contact information. For Information Technology related questions, we strongly encourage students, faculty, and staff to submit service requests at or for the quickest service.

  • If access to the library on either campus is essential, please contact library director Sam Boss at to set an appointment.

Reference & Information Services
Library staff members will be available to answer questions or provide research consultation via email, telephone, and chat during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm). Please use the following information to get in touch with us:

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan Service Update (6/8/2020): NVU Libraries will resume lending of physical items through interlibrary loan. At this time, interlibrary loans of physical items will be mailed to your home mailing address. To return them, you must mail back to the library.  The library remains closed so no library pickup or returns are available at this time. Interlibrary loan from both Northern Vermont University campuses and Vermont Tech are now available. Castleton University items are not yet available.

The libraries will continue to fill interlibrary loan requests for electronic resources. If you have general questions about interlibrary loan services or questions about pending interlibrary loan requests, please visit or contact the following staff members:



Beneath the Surface: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – April 20, 2018

Join the Samuel Read Hall Library and Academic Support Services for an event focused on exploring the human experience. The event will take place from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Alexander Twilight Theatre lobby. It is open to the public.   


Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition – March 14, 2018

Join the Samuel Read Hall Library and calligrapher Xie Wenyu for a Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition on March 14, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. This exhibition is open to the public.