Library Resources for Summer Classes

The DNL will continue offering online services and resources to support the students enrolled in Summer Sessions I & II, as well as all other members of the Fairfield community. Although the building remains closed, the librarians and library staff are working remotely to ensure that our services and resources are easily accessible.

Here's what you need to know:

Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Our collection includes access to over 1,000,000 ebooks and 9,000 online academic journals. When searching the catalog, be sure to check off the "Available Online" filter to find what you can access remotely.

You can also find databases alphabetically or by subject. Many online resources can be found on our research guides which provide lists of relevant library resources based on a specific field or discipline. Citation Guides are also available for all the major styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, & IEEE).

Need help finding resources? Ask a Librarian or check out these tutorials that walk you through accessing our online resources:

In most cases, you will need your NetID and password to connect to our online resources while off-campus. For those who experience access issues, please see directions and troubleshooting tips for remote access.

Research Help 

Check out our Ask a Librarian page for a complete, up-to-date list of all the ways you can reach us for research assistance. Although in-person research help is unavailable until further notice, we're now extending our research appointment hours into the summer (for the first time!). These appointments allow for a more personal and in-depth level of research assistance and can be conducted via Zoom.

We also offer a 24/7 online chat service that you can use to get help when you need it immediately.

Research Guides and Citation Guides are always available to help you start your research on a wide range of subjects and disciplines. In addition, some classes may have their own library Course Guide.

Instructional Support 

For faculty migrating courses to online instruction, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library has information to assist with incorporating library resources. The two primary ways to connect to these resources is through either our Continuity Plan or Library Resources for Instructional Continuity wiki.

Please contact for any questions regarding online instructional support.

Accessing Physical Materials 

Since the library building is currently closed and staff are working remotely, we will try to purchase books you need as eBooks. Not every book is available as an eBook though, so you can use our Interlibrary Loan service to request the chapters you need. If no eBook is available and we cannot get the materials via Interlibrary Loan, contact a research librarian to help you find alternative sources.

If you need help locating an eBook or additional sources please contact If you have questions about Interlibrary Loan refer to this page or contact

If you have questions or concerns please contact us at so we can best answer or direct your inquiry.

Please note: The library's ability to provide these services is subject to change. Any changes will be updated on this blog post and broadly disseminated to the campus community.