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In order to help minimize spread of the coronavirus and protect our campus community, Cowles Library is adjusting our services, hours, and building access. Read more...

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Remote Cowles Library Resources & Support

Resources and services to assist with remote learning and instruction during the COVID-19 crisis


Although Cowles Library is closed through at least June 30, 2020, the virtual library is open! While we have had to adjust some of our services, we offer robust remote access to library resources and services, and the expertise of Cowles librarians is just a click away. Please check back often for updates! Most recent update: May 12, 2020.

If you're wondering where and how to return library materials, we have partnered with 35 libraries around the state to hopefully make that process easier for you.

More details about Drake's response to COVID-19 at

Note that Cowles Library also has a web page on best practices for hygiene and self-care as well as other COVID resources.

Research Help 

Online Materials and Tools 

Recommended Browser Extensions 

A few suggested browser extensions to make access to articles easier off-campus.