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While most library employees are working remotely, the Bortz Library building is operating with limited staff. Library services and research help remain available to our patrons. To make an appointment for assistance with a librarian, please click the scheduling button below. Patrons who are returning library materials are encouraged to use the outside book drop. 

For remote assistance, you can also reach us at or use the "Ask a Librarian" button during normal business hours. 

Additional information about accessing resources off-campus can be found here.


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Academic Success Offices in the Library

Academic Success

Fit desks in the Library


A quiet study area on the first floor

Quiet Study Area

The Shakespeare Center is on the second floor

Shakespeare Center

Third floor stacks house most of the general circulating books

Third Floor Stacks

The Technology Commons provides support on the second floor.

Technology Commons

Library signage throughout the building helps with directions

Library Signage

The Library outdoor balcony is a favorite spot for students

Paper Airplanes

Student artwork hangs in the halls of the Library

Student Photography

A charging station is available for most electronic devices

Charging Station

Enjoy the daytime coffee service for a small fee.

Daytime Coffee Service

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Bortz Library is working hard to improve access to library resources and databases both on and off-campus. Please use this form to report any broken links, issues with your account or login, or any other strange behavior you encounter when using our resources or website. Thank you for your patience and patronage!

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Today's Hours



Contact Us

Main Circulation Desk:
(434) 223-7227

FTC (Media Center) Desk:
(434) 223-6293

Canvas Help:
(434) 223-6292

Research Help Desk:
(434) 223-6302

Library Director:
(434) 223-6193

Computing Center Help Desk: On Campus x6911
Off campus (434) 223-6373

Office of Academic Success: (434) 223-6286