Open During Construction

Statement from the Simmons University Library
November 2020

The Simmons University Library is open and is continuing to serve Simmons students seven days a week through chat, email, and Zoom. Services also include: 

  • Access to Course Reserves, Interlibrary loan requests, electronic and physical materials to meet student academic needs. Let us know what resource(s) you need to complete your academic work. Please email [email protected] or [email protected]
  • The library will mail physical items to students and faculty through USPS. Book returns are accepted via mail or at Public Safety in the Palace Road building. 
  • Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, new acquisitions, Archives reference, and other essential library services have been relocated to the Management Building, Rooms 501/502. 501/502 will be open to the community when we return to campus.
  • Please visit the Library Services Guide for information and resources. 

When it is safe to return to campus, study space will also be available and accessible across campus. 

We recognize that the lack of a physical library due to COVID-19 restrictions and construction is disruptive, and we also recognize the importance to the University community of physical books and archival materials. Please know that our mission and commitment statements guide us regardless of our physical circumstances. In addition, this disruption is temporary. The books and archival materials stored off-site during construction will return to the library. 

The Future

We are excited about the future of the Simmons University Library and the new spaces for books, archives, and the work of our students and faculty. We encourage you to view renderings of the new space.

The future library preserves and improves on the former service and study space. We hope to expand access and accommodate students 24 hours a day in the new library. 

Finally, we will continue to evaluate the library service needs of the community during the construction and adjust to those needs wherever possible. Let the University Library staff hear your needs and suggestions so that they can better serve you and the community.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Vivienne B. Piroli
Library Director