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

Access to the Scott Memorial Library is unavailable until further notice.

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

Chat with a Librarian
Virtual consultations can be scheduled and held as online meetings via Zoom. Request a consultation to connect with a librarian.

For quick questions, contact us via the Live Chat on our homepage, email us at

Remote Access to Resources
Access SML’s digital resources like databases, e-Books, and journals from our website. Check out our step-by-step guide, which walks you through the options for accessing full-text journal articles and e-books remotely.

Returning Materials & Due Dates
Once the library reopens, you can return any borrowed materials without penalty. Email us at with questions about returning materials.

InterLibrary Loan Requests
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 the Collections
Access to the library’s physical collections, including the University Archives, is currently unavailable.

For the most up-to-date information about the Scott Library’s services and resources, visit our website and follow us on Twitter. If you have any questions, contact us at