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Welcome to Wardman Library!: Library information for return to campus


Welcome back to campus! 

Throughout the pandemic, Wardman Library has continued to serve the campus community through our services, programs, and resources.  Our doors may have been closed but our staff and services never stopped.  As we enter this next phase, we are excited to re-engage with all of you!

While we look forward to opening our doors and working with all of you, we still need to acknowledge the current reality and act accordingly to protect one another's health.  For this reason, we have new policies and, in a few cases, changes to a few of our services. 

For the most up-to-date information on Whittier College's COVID-19 response, you should monitor the Moving Forward page.

What's new?

Things to remember when visiting Wardman Library:

Need your ID card to enter: In order to ensure only Whittier College students, faculty, and staff enter Wardman Library, you will need to use your ID to open the door.  If the door does not unlock after tapping the card reader with your ID card, ring the bell, and show your ID.

Mask up or pack up: Like all other indoor areas on campus, masks are required at all times in the Library.  If you need a mask, we will provide one.  If you do not wear a mask, you must leave the Library.

No Food OR Drink: Masks will be required at all times which means no food or drink are allowed in the Library.  If you need to snack or take a drink of water, you will need to leave the building.  

No Group Study Rooms (at this time): For the time being, the group study rooms will not be accessible.  We hope to have a portion of them available for reservations in the near future.

What's the same?

We continue to offer the same services and resources to help!

Use our catalog and dubSearch: Search the catalog for books and dubSearch for everything else (articles, newspapers, reviews, and e-books).  If you can't find it, reach out to us for help.  If we don't own it, you can use Link+ or Interlibrary Loan to request it.

Library workshops: The Library has regularly scheduled workshops on topics like online research, peer reviewed resources, citations, and more.  Visit for the schedule of workshops.  We will offer in-person and online (Zoom) sessions.

We have computers: The Library has computer workstations with a variety of software applications.  

$50 printing allowance: Each semester, the Library provides you a printing allowance of $50 to use for class-related needs. it should not be used for clubs or social activities.  If you exhaust your $50 in a given semester, you may continue to print but you will be charged for the excess printing.   

Course reserves: Some course materials (like textbooks) are held on reserve at the circulation desk.  You can check these out for a limited time.   

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Library Team


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