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Reed Library services during Summer Sessions

Reed Library is physically closed for the foreseeable future, but we continue to provide services virtually. 
Reference assistance is available 24/7 from the "Chat live or text a librarian 24/7" service, accessible from Reed Library's homepage. Reed librarians will staff this service Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 pm through July 31.  Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can also make an Individual Research Appointment with a Reed librarian. Questions are welcome via email at
Borrowing materials from Reed Library's collection can still be done. Complete this form and arrangements will be made for pick-up or mailing.
Interlibrary Loan for physical materials (books, scores, DVDs, CDs) remains halted throughout the country, but Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can request articles and book chapters.
Returnitems to either of the three library book drop boxes on campus or mail to Reed Library (see this FAQ for locations and mailing address).
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Spring 2019 extended hours

The library will be open with extended hours for Study Week and Finals Week:

Sunday, May 5: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 6 - Thursday, May 9: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 11: 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 12: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: closed

The Library Classroom will be open through the end of Finals Week for additional quiet study space.

Reference Librarians are here to help with research; finding books, journal articles, and other materials; and using databases and all library resources. See Reed Library's website for Reference Desk hours, as well as ways students, faculty, and staff can receive research assistance.

Reed Library is closed Sunday, May 19

Summer hours begin Monday, May 20: weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

De-Stress for Success activities in Reed Library

Reed Library will be the location of the following activities as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 5/13 and Tuesday 5/14, noon - 1 p.m.

Freeze Pops: Relax with free Freeze Pops.
Tuesday 5/14 and Wednesday 5/15, 11 a.m. - noon

Health Bites: Free healthy snacks
Tuesday 5/14 and Wednesday 5/15, noon - 1 p.m.

America's Historical Newspapers & American Underworld: The Flash Press - Database Trials - On-Campus Access Only

America’s Historical Newspapers & American Underworld: The Flash Press Database Trials
Now through May 18, 2019, Reed Library has access to two databases focusing on American Historical Newspapers.  
The first, America’s Historical Newspapers, provides access to four (4) early American series, including Colonies to Nation (1690-1876), The New Republic (1758-1900), The Rise of Industry (1756-1922), and An Emerging World Power (1777-1922).
The second, American Underworld: The Flash Press, provides access to newspapers focusing on “the seamier aspects of urban life in the mid-19th century” (1826-1876).  
These two databases can only be accessed on-campus via the following links:
America’s Historical Newspapers -
American Underworld: The Flash Press -

Reed Library is hiring--applications will be available Monday, April 1 after 5pm--online only

Reed Library will be hiring up to 15 new student workers for the 2019/2020 semester.  The applications will be available online via the Reed Library homepage starting Monday, April 1, 2019 after 5pm.  Please go to the Current Announcements section of our homepage Monday evening for access.

Any questions?  Please email

Thank you,

Kerrie Fergen Wilkes
Associate Director of Research, Outreach and Assessment
Daniel A. Reed Library