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Remote Services & Resources for Fredonia Library Users: Home

   While Reed Library is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we are committed to supporting faculty, students and staff

This page includes changes to library services for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester (and as the situation progresses), as well as resources for off-campus access. 

 Information on this page is subject to change. If additional resources become available, they will be included here. 

This page was last updated on March 23, 2020 at 11:40 a.m.

Ask a Librarian

Help Is Available Virtually
 text: 716-407-7698


Fredonia Librarians Available:
Monday-Thursday: 8AM - 8PM
Friday: 8AM-4PM
Sunday: 2PM-6PM

Non-Fredonia librarians will provide support outside of these times


For more information, view our list of frequently asked questions.

Borrowing & Requests

All Reed Library items have been automatically renewed through June 1st --
this does not include InterLibrary Loan items.


Students and faculty can continue to request physical items (books/scores/DVDs/CDs) from our collection. As a courtesy, items can be mailed free of charge. No more than five physical items mailed per patron. Arrangements can also be made for pick-up.

To make a request, please fill out this form

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL for physical items has ceased state-wide.  However, articles and book chapters will continue to be delivered electronically. Be advised that delivery for electronic requests may be delayed.

If we have already received your previously requested ILL item, we will contact you to arrange pick-up.

For questions about renewing ILL items, or any other concerns, please email


Course Reserves

Students may request digital copies of Course Reserve items. Please include your course title, professor's name, book title, and the pages you want when submitting a request as the item may be subject to copyright limitations. 

To make a request, please contact us at



You can still request a copy of microfilm image(s), but it will be done as staff are able. Priority will go to Fredonia students and faculty. To make a request, email

Returning Materials

Returning Materials

If you would like to return books, Interlibrary Loan items or other library material, you can return them to any of the three Reed Library drop boxes. 

Drop-box Locations


     McEwen Hall entrance, facing the Science Center

     McEwen Hall entrance, facing Mason Hall

     Reed Library loading dock entrance





Alternative Options

If you are unable to return materials to the physical drop-box locations, you can mail items back:
Reed Library 280 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Returning students can also request item renewal through the beginning of next semester. 

For questions, email

OnCourse Support

Reed librarians can help answer students' questions about OnCourse during this time of transition.

Virtual Research Appointments

While we may not be able to work together face-to-face, we still can support you virtually!

In addition to our 24/7 Ask a Librarian chat service, you may also schedule an individual research appointment with a librarian. Visit our individual research appointment page to schedule a virtual session with a librarian.

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