Changes to Library Hours and Services

Please see information related to Eckerd College’s response to COVID-19 on the COLLEGE UPDATES AND ANSWERS RELATED TO COVID-19

Due to concerns for the health of library staff and faculty, library access will be limited until further notice. Please note the following changes to our hours and services:

Changes to Library Hours

  • The library’s physical collections will only be accessible to faculty and staff, by appointment only. Appointments are available between Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to noon. Email circulation@eckerd.edu or libref@eckerd.edu. Eckerd ID will be required for entry.
  • The physical Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday through the summer.
  • Please see specific Library hours.

Reference Services

Reference librarians continue to be available to support the research needs of our community.

Librarians are available via the following:

  • Online via
    • Chat on Library website
    • Email: libref@eckerd.edu
    • Text:  727-341-5863
    • Online consultation via Google Meet or Zoom
  • You can continue to use our Book a Librarian tool to make virtual appointments with a librarian

Regular reference hours: 

  • Monday to Friday
    • 9 a.m. – noon
    • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library Policies & Resources

  • Due dates for EC library materials are suspended until further notice. Contact circulation@eckerd.edu if you have any questions about borrowing materials.
  • Faculty materials delivery via Eckerd Express is suspended until further notice.
  • Interlibrary Loan services remain normal for electronic material requests but physical requests are no longer accepted. Libraries across the country have suspended borrowing of physical materials.
  • OneSearch and all online journals, ebooks, streaming videos, and databases are available from off campus from the library website: http://eckerd.edu/library
  • There are research guides and course guides available to help you with your research.

For Faculty

  • If you would like assistance with finding resources to supplement the online delivery of your course, please let us know by contacting Aimee Crawford (crawfoac@eckerd.edu) to order materials for the collection. NOTE: Not all books or films are available in digital format for use by campuses. We will let you know what options are available through the Library and other online collections.
  • See the Guide to Library Resources for Teaching Online which highlights online ebook, streaming video, and database collections that can be used to supplement your courses online.
  • Faculty should contact collegial librarians to arrange online instruction or to request a new LibGuide for a course. See the Course Guides List.

The Library is here to support you.  Please contact us if you need anything.