Open During Construction

Statement from the Simmons University Library
August 2021

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

  • Access to Course Reserves, interlibrary loan, and electronic and physical materials to meet student academic needs. Let us know what resources you need to complete your academic work. Please email [email protected] or [email protected].
  • Access to physical materials. Physical items will be available for pick-up or can be mailed to students and faculty via USPS. Book returns are accepted via mail or at Public Safety in Building C.
  • Access to other essential library services, such as Course Reserves, interlibrary loan, new acquisitions, and Archives reference. These have been relocated to the fifth floor of Building C, which will be open to the community when we return to campus.

Please visit the Library Services Guide for information and resources. Follow @SimmonsLibrary on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Study space will also be available and accessible across campus.

We recognize that the lack of a physical library due to 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. Please email [email protected].

Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Vivienne B. Piroli
Library Director