Skip to main content

COVID-19 Shutdown: Remote Services Guidelines for Hutchins Library: Reference Services

This guide provides information on services during the COVID 19 emergency campus closure.

Assistant During Campus Closure

Though campus may be closed, the Hutchins Library Reference Librarians will remain available to assist you. You have several options, including:

  • Chat with a Librarian - get live help, in real-time!  Available 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon. - Fri. see box below, on the left

  • Reference Consultation - You can make an appointment to meet with a librarian virtually using Zoom technology. Hours vary by librarian. see link below, on the right

  • Let us call you! - We can provide reference assistance by phone. When you make an appointment to "meet" with a librarian, just provide us a phone number that we can reach you. This service will be available from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon. - Fri. 

Chat with a Librarian

Chat live with librarians from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon.-Fri.

All information related to these transactions, including your name, will be kept confidential.

Please begin a conversation below:

Make an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment to meet with a Reference Librarian for one-on-one assistance virtually via Zoom or by telephone.

Use the link below to choose a date and time that works for you and then decide how you would like to meet.

Remote Database Access

Database Access: ALL of our databases are available remotely, as long as you access them via the library's homepage through the "Electronic Resources" list, or directly through a class guide.

  • Once you click on the database title of choice - such as JSTOR - while off-campus, you will be prompted to log-in on the same single sign-on screen you use to log into Moodle, email, BereaBox, etc. 



  • Once you log-in, you will then be prompted to authenticate via DUO.


  • Upon authenticating via Duo, you will be inside the database where you will be able to search as normal.