The library supports the research needs of Xavier's students in a remote learning environment and provides a number of services and resources. Get started by working through the following questions.
University Librarians are available remotely by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
When doing research using the resources available on the library's webpage from off campus you will be prompted for your Xavier credentials, which are the username and password that you use to log into your Xavier email and Canvas.
If you experience issues accessing the databases or full text articles after you have entered your correct credentials, please email the library staff at email@example.com.
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.
You can search the library's e-book collections from the library's homepage. Choose the Books and Media tab, which accesses the Xplore library catalog. You can also search for e-books through Search@XU. Limit your results in the left menu to Xavier Xplore/OhioLINK Catalog Only and look for the eBook icon in your results.Using Subject Databases Quick Guide
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, 2020. Borrowing of print materials and physical media is not available until further notice.
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.)
Please do not return books and media at this time, as the library building is closed and mail services on campus have a limited schedule. We will waive any fines that are accumulated as a result of being due or overdue during this time.
If you have any questions about library resources or services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.