COVID-19 UPDATE: Gutman Library Transitions to Online Model, Services Available Remotely

Starting at 3 PM on Wednesday, March 18, the Gutman Library will transition to an online model where services are available remotely.

Following Jefferson’s response to COVID-19, the Gutman Library is taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty, while continuing to support our patrons. While access to the library space is unavailable at this time, our resources, support, and services are available online!

Chat with a Librarian
Consultations can be scheduled and held as online meetings via Zoom. Request a library consultation using the Request a Consultation form.

For quick questions, contact us using the library’s Live Chat, available on our homepage, or email us at

Remote Access to Resources
You can access Gutman’s databases, e-Books, research guides, mobile applications and more from our website.  Learn more about remote access here.

Returning Books & Due Dates
Due dates have been extended to August 24, 2020, for all patrons. If you have Interlibrary Loans or are a student graduating in May, we would appreciate if you could return your book(s) or other items earlier, if possible. Items can be placed in the Book Drop located on the exterior wall of Gutman Library, to the right of the front door. Email us at with any questions about returning books.

Interlibrary Loan
Our Interlibrary Loan services are slightly limited at this time, but if you order a book or article, we will try our best to fulfill your requests!

Book & Book Chapter Requests: If we are able to locate an electronic copy of the requested book, we will order the item and deliver it to you electronically (via ILLiad). If we are unable to locate an electronic copy of the book, we will not be able to mail you a physical copy at this time.

Journal Article Requests: If we are able to access the requested article from another library, we will deliver it to you electronically (via iLLiad).

Email with any questions regarding Interlibrary Loan.

Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, & AutoDesk
To access AutoDesk:
Visit their website to create an account. The tool is free to anyone with a email address.

To access Adobe Creative Cloud:
Request access by emailing the East Falls Help Desk.

To request Microsoft Office Suite:
Microsoft Office 365 is available by visiting their website and signing in with your email address. If you have issues, email the East Falls Help Desk.

Accessing Special Collections
Access to the library’s physical collections, including the Design Center’s Textile and Costume Collection, is currently unavailable.

If you have any questions, contact us at