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Updates to Libraries' Services

Relevant information related to ODU Libraries operations, resources and services during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.


 Due dates/Fines/Fees:  Due dates for all checked-out library materials were extended for Spring semester, so you should not have a fine on your account since the campus closure for COVID-19. If you have questions about a fine/fee that was on your account prior to March 1, 2020, please email us at If you wish to dispute a fine/fee, you can submit an appeal form.

  • Faculty/staff and graduate students: Materials have been renewed until January 20, 2021, with the exception of Popular Collection books, DVDs, and journals, which have a due date of August 31, 2020.
  • Undergraduates and non-ODU borrowers: Materials have been renewed until August 31, 2020. 
  • Interlibrary Loan materials: In keeping with the VIVA Resource Sharing COVID-19 Task Force recommendations, the new due date for Interlibrary Loan materials is October 1, 2020. During this emergency and for the foreseeable future, there are no overdue charges/penalties for late ILL returns. ILL materials can be returned to the book drop if desired.

‚Äč Book Drop: If you wish to return library materials (NO equipment), you may bring them in after July 6, 2020 or place them in the external book drop on the east side of Perry Library facing the Gornto and Batten Arts & Letters buildings. Materials checked out from the Art Library and the Diehn Composers Room/Music Library may also be returned at Perry. Note: None of the Higher Education Centers have external book drops.

 Student Holds: If you are unable to register for classes due to a library hold on your account, please send an email with your name and UIN to so we can help you. These will be answered daily.