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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 remains closed, 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: July 28, 2020.

On June 15, Cowles Library began offering a contact-free lobby pickup service to provide access to our physical collections (and, as of July 28, FastTRAC books!). You can now place holds on Cowles and FastTRAC items through SuperSearch and pick them up at the library on select days and times. Visit our Lobby Pickup Service page for details.

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.