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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...

Cowles Library

 

Remote Cowles Library Resources & Support

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

Where to Return

We ask that you continue to use the book drops to return your library materials, as returned items are placed in a 3-day quarantine before being processed. Our outdoor book return is located just outside the north entrance of the library. There is an indoor book drop on the main floor in the printing area (just past the Information Desk).

Handling Library Materials

Before returning library items, please observe the following safe-handling practices:

  • Do not clean, disinfect, or microwave library materials before returning them. For example, do not use water, Lysol, or any other cleaner on materials.
  • If you or your family members are sick or have been sick, seal materials in a zip-lock style bag if possible before returning.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handling library materials for return and again after you have completed the return.