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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 reopened 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 Spring 2021 semester through May 15, 2020:
       Sunday: 12pm - 11pm
       Monday-Thursday: 9am - 11pm
       Friday & Saturday: 9am - 5pm

These hours will vary/change after May 15, 2021. Please see our full calendar for details at

Safety Protocols 
Masks must be worn at all times within Trexler Library. Students are expected maintain social distancing while working in groups to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Students are also 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.

Study Rooms
Students can still book study rooms online but safety procedures must be followed. Masks must be worn properly at all times in the study rooms. The Glass Study Rooms can hold 2 people, Study Rooms E-G can hold 1 person, and the McFadden Room can hold 4 people. All users in a booking must check in at the front desk when they arrive in the building before going to the study room. If capacity limits or mask requirements are not followed, students will be asked to leave the library.

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 at the end of the spring semester, but can be returned early. Materials checked out during the Spring 2021 semester will be due back in May 2021.
If you would like to check your library account, you can log in to it here.

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