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Library Changes Spring 2021: Home

The James A. Cannavino Library has made a number of changes to our facilities and services in order to support your research, while complying with Marist's policies and New York State's guidance.

Facilities Changes

  • Hours--we have changed our building hours for the Spring Semester (beginning March 1).  They are:

Building Hours: M - R 7:45 am – 10 pm, F 7:45 am - 6 pm, Sat  noon - 6 pm, Sun noon - 10 pm

Circulation Service Hours: M - F 7:45 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 6pm

Online Research Help: M-Th 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sun noon - 10 pm

  • Seating--seats have been removed throughout the building to facilitate social distancing.
  • Printing--printers once housed in the library have been relocated to Donnelly Hall and in common areas of the dormitories in order to expand access while reducing user density.
  • Masks--all locations in the library, including the Presentation Practice Room, are considered public spaces and thus properly-worn masks (covering both the nose and mouth) are required at all times.
  • Food--food may not be consumed in the library.
  • Access to physical books and journals--you will notice that access to the shelves that house our physical books and journal issues are cordoned off.  Please respect this--library staff will retrieve materials for you.  To request a book for pick-up:
    • Search for a book in FoxHunt
    • Click on the title or the "available" link, which contains the book's call number
    • Log in if you are prompted
    • Click on the red "Request" link
    • You will receive a notice when the book is available at the circulation desk
  • Collaborative Rooms--Collaborative rooms are not available.
  • Presentation Practice Room--until further notice, the Presentation Practice Room is unavailable.
  • Archives and Special Collections--Archives and Special Collections will be open 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed noon - 1 p.m.).  All researchers (both internal to Marist and outside) should contact the Archives ( directly for assistance.

Service Changes

  • Library Instruction--all library instruction will be offered virtually.  Both synchronous and asynchronous options are available.  Contact your library liaison for more information.
  • Reference Assistance--all reference assistance will also be offered virtually.  You can contact a librarian using the Ask-A-Librarian function, which provides email, chat, and phone options.  Live chat service hours are listed above.  You can also make a WebEx or Zoom appointment directly with a specific librarian.