Davis Family Library: 9am - 5pm
Armstrong Science Library: 9am - 5pm

| by Mike Roy

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The library has new operating information for summer 2021


  • During Summer Term, the libraries and stacks are open to all vaccinated faculty, staff, and students.
  • Undergraduates can request card-access by contacting Public Safety at 802 443 5133 or by emailing publicsafety@middlebury.edu


All hours available at go/hours/:

Circulation Services

  • The stacks are open for browsing.  Books and other materials can be brought to the circulation desk to be checked out.
  • Equipment (laptops, projectors, cameras, etc.) will be available for loan.  Equipment can be booked in advance at go/equipmentbooking. 

For online schools and programs:

Some library materials are already available electronically (e-books, streaming media, online journal articles), and you can find most of these materials in LibrarySearch.

For library materials that aren’t available electronically, select from the following options:

  • Request e-version of book chapter or article (ILL)

    Please place requests for e-versions of book chapters and articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). We can digitize portions of printed books or articles that we already own, and if we don’t own the item, we can request a digital copy of it from another library. To learn more about ILL services, please visit: go.middlebury.edu/illguide/
  • Request full-length e-material

    If you need access to the entirety of a book, please make a purchase request and we will try to purchase an e-version.
  • Please note that we are not able to ship print materials to our borrowers this summer, but will strive to provide electronic access to books, articles, and media items as needed. Contact a librarian with any questions.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan is operating as usual. Requested materials can be picked up at the circulation desk. We are not mailing ILL physical materials to off campus patrons.


  • Reserves can be found at the circulation desk.  Reserve materials must remain in the library.

Returning Books to the Library

  • To return books, either from Middlebury’s collection or an interlibrary loan item, please return them to the book drop in the back of the Davis Family Library at 110 Storrs Ave or in the library vestibule.
  • Please return equipment at the circulation desk.
  • If you are away from campus, and need to return library items by mail, please ship to this address:
    • Davis Family Library

      ATTN: Circulation

      110 Storrs Ave

      Middlebury, VT 05753


  • Per State of Vermont regulations, and in order to ensure appropriate physical distancing, we have removed 50% of the seating in both Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library.
  • Please do not move chairs. They are all positioned in accordance with state regulations regarding physical distancing.

Group study rooms

  • All group study rooms are single-occupancy, and can be booked online


  • Per State of Vermont regulations, and in order to ensure appropriate physical distancing, we have reduced by 50% the number of carrels available.
  • In order to maximize use of the limited number of carrels, we have temporarily discontinued the practice of providing dedicated carrels for thesis writers.

Support for Research


  • Printing is available in both Davis Family Library and Armstrong Library, with modified procedures to ensure appropriate physical distancing and proper cleaning.
  • Information Technology Services is responsible for supporting printing. If you have printing problems, you can call, email, or connect with them via Zoom via the Help Desk.

Our most important links

To access Go shortcuts from off-campus type go.middlebury.edu/[shortcut] into your browser.

General Library Information

Library homepage
Contact a librarian (text, chat, Zoom, email, or telephone) for research and other support needs
Library hours, updated constantly
Library news and announcements

Research Resources

Starting point for searching library materials: one-stop search journals, books, dvds, etc.
Subject/topic-specific guides to the best library databases, journals, and other resources, and contact information for subject specialist librarians
Contact a librarian (text, chat, email, or telephone) and FAQs for research and other support needs
Information about document delivery and Interlibrary Loan services
A-Z list of our journal titles
A-Z list of our databases
How to use library subscription resources from off campus

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, comments, or suggestions as we work together to navigate this challenging situation.

Review FAQs and contact librarians at go/askus/. Or send a direct email to researchdesk@middlebury.edu.


Media Contact

Mike Roy is the Dean of the Library.