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Library Services during COVID-19: Home

This guide provides resources and help for DeSales students, faculty, and staff during the coronovirus pandemic.

Trexler Library: Ready for Anything

Trexler Library is reopening on August 17, 2020 with updated procedures to ensure we are ready for anything this semester.

Most changes can be found on our COVID-19 Reopening FAQ page, which you can search below:

Updated Library Polices

Open Hours
Trexler Library is open to DeSales students, faculty, and staff only starting August 17, 2020. Patrons are required to swipe their DeSales ID to enter the building. The library is open during the following hours during the Fall 2020 semester:
       Sunday: 12pm - 8pm
       Monday-Thursday: 9am - 8pm
       Friday & Saturday: 9am - 5pm

These hours are subject to holiday and other changes. You can find our full calendar at

Reference & Research Help
Librarians are available to assist students in every stage of the research process through virtual appointments and our live Help Chat, during all open library hours. You can also reach a librarian in person at our Circulation Desk Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm and at 610-282-1100 x1266.
We monitor our Ask a Librarian questions and email at We will respond to your questions as soon as possible.
For more information on getting help, see our How to Get Help tab of this guide.

As of August 17, 2020, all materials will check out for the entire semester. They will be due back on January 22, 20201, but can be returned early.
Materials from Spring 2020 are due back by September 1, 2020. No one will be charged fines for these materials.
If you would like to check your library account, you can log in to it here.

Safety Protocols 
Masks must be worn at all times within Trexler Library. Students are expected to sanitize the areas they use (desks, printers, etc) prior to each use, utilizing cleansing cloths located throughout the library. Furniture has been removed and/or adjusted to enforce social distancing and cannot be rearranged. Eating is no longer allowed and drinking is restricted to water.

To learn more about the changes at Trexler Library, see our COVID-19 Reopening FAQ page.

Today's Hours

Contact Us

       610-282-1100 x1266