Potential Connectivity and other Library System Issues 

When working remotely and logged on to the Global Protect Virtual Private Network (VPN), you may encounter an error message when trying to access library resources that require authentication (EZ Proxy prefix is in front of the resource URL). If you get a "Secure Connection Failed" error, log out of the VPN and re-authenticate in order to gain access to the resource. We are working with IT to correct this issue.


If you are experiencing an issue with a library system or resource, please open a ticket. For general questions or research assistance, please email askus@xavier.edu.

Access to Library Resources

The Library supports the research needs for remote student learning and provides a number of services and resources. Please click for more resources.

Emergency Library Resources

During Xavier's remote learning environment, some of our vendors and other outside organizations are augmenting their services to our campus community. Click here for the details of those resources.

Library & CLC Hours

Effective March 21, access to the CLC is available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, for faculty and staff only with an ALL Card. The library building is closed. For up-to-date hours, please see here.

Research Assistance

University Librarians are available remotely by email at askus@xavier.edu or by chat between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday on the library's homepage. Each academic department has a library liaison who can help you with discipline specific research. Contact your personal librarian for help.

Borrowing Materials

In support of the move to a remote learning environment for all Xavier students, the library building is closed and all staff are working remotely effective March 21. Borrowing of print materials and physical media is not available until further notice.

Current Library Materials Checked Out

If you have library materials checked out now, University Library will renew them automatically for you. We will waive any fines that are accumulated as a result of being due or overdue during this time. (Replacement fees for lost materials will still apply.) 

OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan Materials

OhioLINK suspended all statewide borrowing and lending effective March 17. No OhioLINK materials are not available at this time.

You may request articles and book chapters to be electronically delivered through interlibrary loan as usual. Availability of materials may vary depending on the lending libraries. Physical materials may not be requested at this time. 

If you need help locating electronic resources, please contact a librarian at askus@xavier.edu.

Course Materials for Faculty

Physical items on reserve are not available. Electronic books and streaming videos may be available for the library to purchase. If you need digital materials for courses, please contact Katy Tucker at tuckerk3@xavier.edu.

There is a wide variety of free course materials available online. In addition, many publishers are making their content, which includes electronic books and streaming videos, freely available during this time. Please see the library's guides for these resources and how to access them here:

Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Streaming Video Resources