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Library Updates: Building and Services

Gumberg Library COVID-19 resources and updates

Gumberg Library is Open for Duquesne students, faculty, and alumni

Face coverings are required  

  • Per University guidelines, all library visitors must wear a face covering in the library regardless of vaccination status.
  • Food and drink are permitted in the library; however, individuals should remain masked until they begin to eat or drink, and put masks back on as soon as possible.

Thank you for helping help keep our campus community safe!


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Swipe card access hours are Monday through Friday 7-8 a.m. & 5 p.m. till closing, and all weekend hours.

For campus updates, please see the university's COVID-19 Planning and Information site.

Updated 9/21/21

Service and resource updates

Using Library Materials and Spaces

Gumberg Library faculty and staff are excited to see you in the building! Please visit the following pages for the most up-to-date information regarding studying in the library, requesting and returning materials, and how to contact us if you have questions:

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Info and Help

All study rooms at Gumberg Library are now reservable. Rooms can be reserved once per day and up to three times per week. Each room is limited to one person. No key pick-up is required at the front desk. Be sure to respect one another's reservations, bring your own supplies, and wear a mask. 

Reserving Spaces at Gumberg

Electronic Resources

eBooks, online journals, databases, and streaming audio and video are available to anyone with an active Multipass. Visit Gumberg's Research page to get started.

Scan & Deliver:

  • Current students, faculty, and staff with MultiPass may initiate requests for PDF scans of articles and book chapters for which Gumberg Library owns the print version through their ILLiad account.
  • Please allow 72 hours for us to process your request.

Having trouble accessing Gumberg's online resources? Try the troubleshooting steps here.

Research Support

Gumberg's librarians are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5. Visit the Ask Gumberg page to connect with a  Gumberg librarian or our 24/7 chat service for research assistance.

Instruction Support

Librarians can provide instruction sessions. Please visit our Ask Gumberg page to see a list of subject librarians and arrange library instruction.

Librarians can check your course readings against library collections to find out if materials are available to students through Gumberg. Email us at

Please see our research guide on Resources for Faculty Teaching Online.

Course Reserves

Print reserves and e-reserves are available. Place a request through the online request form or email

Events & Workshops

Please visit the Gumberg Events Calendar for up-to-date information. 

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