Please check back to this page to stay up to date on the changes in services and policies at Bell Library for the duration of the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Physical Spaces - want to know what to expect?
At this time, the Library is only open to University students, staff, and faculty.
Visitors are permitted when necessary to fulﬁll the University’s mission.
Limiting guests allows us to maintain social distancing and ensures our resources are available for students, faculty and staff.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to welcome visitors soon!
The Bell Library will reopen to students, staff, and faculty on Monday, June 22nd. Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Some services will be limited during this time.
Curbside pick up of materials will continue Mon. - Fri. 9:30am - 4pm
Access to all of the library’s digital resources will be available 24/7. Online research support from the Ask Us Desk is available during the following times:
Mon.-Thurs. 8am - 8pm Fri. 8am - 5pm
In addition, Interlibrary Loan will continue to provide digital items such as e-books and PDFs of articles and book chapters.
Please continue to check this Guide for the most up to date information about library resources and services. For more information, please call 361.825.2643.
Do you need to pick up library materials and maintain social distance? We can help with that!
Call 361-825-2340 to request the book(s) via curbside.
We will need:
When you get to campus, take the second entrance to the Curlew Parking Lot and wait in the inside corner by the Faculty Center and Bay Hall.
Once you arrive:
We will then walk the item(s) out to the car and verify via SandDollar or Photo ID. Stay safe and healthy!
This guide was last updated August 11, 2020.
Due to long delays and the unavailability of physical items during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily suspending Interlibrary Loan of print materials. Requests for E-Books and digital materials can still be made. If you need assistance finding additional sources, please contact our Ask Us Desk.