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Continuity of Horn Library Services - Spring 2020 Semester

Iinformation related to Horn Library's current operations, access to remote services, and other helpful tips


Babson Commons at Horn LibraryWe have made the difficult decision to close the library until further notice. Although the library is closed, librarians are still working remotely and are ready to assist you with your library needs. Please let us know how we can best support you! A list of FAQs can be found below. If you have a question that isn't answered there, please contact, and we will be happy to help guide you in the right direction.

Please note that faculty members will retain card access to the building.


Babson Beaver Shelving Books at Horn LibraryLibrary Building: Horn Library is closed until further notice. Faculty retain card access to the building so that they can access study rooms for delivering course materials.

Research AssistanceResearch and Instruction Librarians are available to meet via phoneemail, or online through WebEx Teams or WebEx.

Visitors: No students, staff, alumni, or visitors may visit the library. Members of the Babson community, we recommend looking at our remote resources. Visitors, please go to to your local public library's website to find available resources..

Interlibrary Loan: Articles and book chapters can still be requested. Interlibrary Loan relies on the cooperation of libraries around the world to share information and materials. Due to the Coronavirus, service at all libraries has been impacted, meaning that Interlibrary loan services may be limited and there may be delays in the delivery of items.

Electronic Resources: All of the library's electronic resources continue to be available via the  A-Z Database List with a Babson username and password. If you have any access issues, please reach out to

Due Dates: The due date for all currently checked out library materials has been extended to September 5, 2020.


Is the library still open? What hours?

Can library databases be accessed from off campus [or internationally]?

I’m having trouble accessing the online databases, what do I do?

Is research help still available? When is it available?

Is Interlibrary Loan (ILL) still available? Will you mail physical items to Babson patrons?

Can I still access Physical Course Reserves if I am not on campus?

What happens if I have a book checked out of the library?

How do I link to articles, e-books, and databases in my Canvas course?

Can the library help me find online resources for my class now that it’s online?


Learn how to access services and materials remotely and special considerations for keeping/returning materials during limited and/or suspended operations on the Remote Resources page


For up-to-date information on Babson College policies and procedures regarding coronavirus, visit Babson’s Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)