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Kemp Library During Summer 2020

This page will be updated with all relevant information related to ESU Kemp Library's current operations during the University's response to the current health crisis. Please check this page frequently for changes.

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This page will be updated with all relevant information related to Kemp Library's current operations during the University's response to the current health crisis. Please check this page frequently for changes.

For up-to-date information on East Stroudsburg University's guidance for students, faculty, and staff regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ESU Health Notices.

Kemp Library

Current Operating Hours: **

Kemp Library will be open during the summer session (May 18 - August 7, 2020) Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with no weekend hours. Holiday observances and other closures noted below. 

  • Saturday, May 9 through Sunday, May 17, 2020 - CLOSED
  • Monday, August 10 through Sunday, August 30, 2020 - CLOSED
  • Summer Holidays:
    • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 - CLOSED
    • Juneteenth: Friday, June 19 - CLOSED
    • Independence Day: Friday, July 3 - CLOSED

**All hours are subject to change

ESU Campus Alerts contain the most current information. 

Kemp Library is currently operating under restrictions to keep the community healthy.

  • Please remember that you should be wearing a mask in the building for your safety.

  • Please do not sit next to other people and maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. Individual study only is permitted due to social distancing. 

Only the main floor can be used

  • The group study room is not available due to social distancing. 

  • There is currently no physical check out of books.

  • No fines will be given for items currently checked out

  • Books can be returned to the library using the book drop, located outside the library to the left of the entrance.

  • You can scan items into PDFs for free. Physical photocopies are currently not available. 

All students, faculty, and staff must have their ESU eCards with them in order to enter the library.  

Current Active Services:

  • Interlibrary loan via ILLiad for electronic items only. 
    • PLEASE NOTE: Due to staffing, Interlibrary Loan articles may take longer fill electronically.
  • Research assistance, virtually (see box on left)
  • Librarian virtual instruction (must be scheduled in advance)

All of the library's electronic resources and services are and will remain accessible to students and faculty.  Resources such as Primo, discipline specific research databases, all of the ejournalsebooks, and electronic Course Reserve through Primo will continue to be accessible to members of the university community using their university credentials. Please contact the librarians or your subject specialist librarian with any questions. 

  • If you have questions about your textbook and if it's available as an ebook please fill out this form and we will get back to you shortly (for students and faculty)

Suspended Services:

  • EZBorrow is currently suspended
  • Access to top and bottom floors of the library are suspended
  • Physical book check out is now suspended
  • Lamination is currently suspended
  • Photocopies can no longer be supported (machines are no longer available)

Library faculty are currently providing research assistance virtually 5 days a week to the ESU community during the summer session.

Monday through Friday : 1 pm to 3 pm 

If you require assistance outside these hours during summer session we will try to accommodate you. Please email klibrary@esu.edu with a detailed message.

You may also schedule an appointment

Please look in the box to the left (Get help) or on the Research Assistance tab for more information. 

We offer services for faculty to help you get materials to your classes.

Any events scheduled in Kemp Library through the end of the summer have been canceled.

Request a Textbook!

Request an electronic copy of your textbook! Please fill out this form: