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Updates to Libraries' Services

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


This guide contains relevant information related to ODU Libraries' current operations and ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you can't find what you need here, please use our CHAT* service or Ask A Librarian Form.
* CHAT is currently available Mon–Fri, 8:00 am-10:00 pm and Sat-Sun, 10:00 am-10:00 pm.  

Last updated
July 6, 2020
at 8:30 a.m.

For up-to-date news and information on ODU's policies and procedures regarding coronavirus, visit Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates.


PERRY LIBRARY will open for ODU students, faculty and staff (not public users) on a limited basis from July 6-August 7.

  • Building Hours: Monday - Friday - 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday - 10 am - 6 pm
  • Access to Perry Library is by ODU ID card swipe at the main entrance -- all other doors remain locked.
  • Everyone must follow CDC guidelines, practice physical and social distancing, and wear face coverings. 
  • Chat Hours (as of July 6): Monday - Friday - 8 am - 10 pm; Saturday - Sunday 10 am - 10 pm

Perry Library's Help Desk will be single staffed. 
 Available services include:

  • Use of computers and student printing
  • Access and check out materials from the collection (self-checkout available); materials can be returned to book drops inside or outside Perry Library
  • Study space on all floors
  • Collaboration and group study rooms on a first-come, first-served basis 
  • All online services and resources

 Not available:

  • The Hofheimer Art Library, the Music Library/Diehn Composers Room, and Special Collections & University Archives remain physically closed. Assistance for these areas is available virtually through Chat or via email. 
  • The conference rooms and library instruction room on the 1st floor will remain closed. 
  • Equipment loans are not available, except with documentation for course requirements.
  • Money for student printing must be added online at - no cash transactions at the Help Desk.
  • Course reserve materials will only be available electronically through Blackboard; no print reserves will be available at Perry Library.
  • Public computers are not available.

For research assistance and other library services, refer to the tabs on the left.

Please contact the Learning Commons @ Perry Library for assistance: 757-683-4178 or