Services, Resources and Procedures During Closure

Middleton Library and Hill Memorial Library are currently closed. All library events are canceled until further notice. Remote assistance will be available throughout the closure through the AskUs link on the Libraries' homepage. Access to all digital resources will remain in place as usual.

If You Have Books Checked Out
All checked out books have been automatically renewed. Loan periods for library items checked out to undergraduates and all graduating students have been extended until September 11, 2020. Similarly, loan periods for those who are not currently affiliated with LSU have been extended until September 11, 2020. Loan periods for graduate students who plan to return in the fall will be extended in June. Email for questions about borrowed material.

Research & Instruction Services
Research consultations are available remotely by appointment: Additionally, Research & Instruction Services librarians can develop research guides, tutorials, and information literacy sessions to support your online courses. Contact your subject specialist librarian for more information:

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services
ILL is accepting requests for print and electronic journal articles, book chapters, theses, and dissertations. If a book chapter or journal article is held in print in Middleton Library, we will scan it in about 48 hours. If it is held electronically by another library, it will arrive in about 24-48 hours. We are unable to fill requests for whole books during the closure. To request a portion of a book, click "Book Chapter" on your ILL account. Checked-out ILL material will be due back after the library re-opens.

Special Collections
Reference services will be provided remotely. Contact Special Collections using the web form at Staff will be responding to inquiries during business hours Monday through Friday. Please use the web form if possible, as the phone lines will not be regularly staffed. View the Special Collections website for information about the library’s holdings:

Virtual Online Copyright Drop-In Sessions
Drop into a copyright session with Darcée Olson, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Policy Director, via Zoom, 8-noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. She can help clarify issues related to copyright, especially as you move your course materials online. Zoom link:

Cartographic Information Center
The Cartographic Information Center is closed to the public but the staff is responding to remote users' requests in the order they are received. Contact John Anderson at for assistance.

Williams Center for Oral History
The Center has suspended in-person interviewing. In-person interviews conducted after March 20 will not be accepted into the Center's collection, although there may be exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis. The Director will reach out to partners working on projects. Staff are working on ways to conduct virtual interviews that adhere to best practices. Questions or concerns can be directed to