The Vassar College Libraries will reopen soon! We are preparing for the fall semester and hope to reopen to members of the Vassar community in mid-August. For more details about access to library spaces and resources this fall, please visit our What to Expect page.
This guide will be updated throughout the summer with the most current information about library services for the fall semester.
In order to equitably meet the needs of students learning both on- and off-campus, library course reserves will be a digital-only collection this year. Upon faculty request, library staff locate, identify and purchase course materials available electronically to the fullest extent possible through purchasing e-books, scanning, and purchasing digital site licenses (DSL). The forms for reserves requests are below. For more information about submitting requests, copyright and fair use considerations, and other recommendations and caveats, please see our Course Reserves guide.
In fall 2020, librarians will support Vassar’s in-person, online, and hybrid courses through a variety of online methods. Although we will not be able to offer traditional workshops in library or campus classrooms, we are eager to consult with faculty about the many options that are available for synchronous and asynchronous library instruction.
Status of circulation and interlibrary loan/Connect NY services (July 2020):