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United States Military Academy Library

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USMA Library supports remote teaching, learning, and research.

Library Status

As new services and resources are added, we’ll update this document and share information and research tips. We are working to identify new ways to share the services, resources, and expertise in our library.


The USMA Library staff is available for virtual reference during academic year library hours. The physical library building is closed to the public beginning on 19 March 2020. (updated 18 March 2020)

Teaching and Learning Remotely with USMA Library

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Connect with Library Staff

Our staff of experts is here to help you find digital materials, create course guides, and provide online library instruction and virtual library visits. Talk to your library liaison, and together we'll figure out a plan to connect your students with the best tools and materials, including the following options:

  • Remote library instruction classes or clinics via Microsoft Teams
  • Remote one-on-one consultations for reference and library services 
  • Schedule library support during virtual class times
  • Embedded librarian support in Microsoft Teams or Blackboard
  • Research Guides can be developed for specific assignments or courses, and are already available for many subjects. These guides provide curated lists of resources and research tips. 

Request support from a librarian for your class. 


Important Links

For updates on academy operations, restrictions or cancelations go to Additional information is also available on the West Point - The U.S. Military Academy Facebook page and the West Point Garrison and Community Facebook page


USMA Internal Information for faculty, staff, and cadets:


How do I return library materials?

Boxes are located inside the vestibule of each entrance to the library. Return items by leaving them inside these boxes. (Updated 26 May 2020)


When is my book due?

For cadets and faculty who are remaining at USMA, due dates will be adjusted to September 2020. Previously overdue items will be due upon the return of the Corps, but their due dates may not change when you view your account. (Updated 26 May 2020)


Is the Library still open?

The USMA Library is available for virtual reference during academic year library hours. The physical Library in Jefferson Hall and the Archives and Special Collections in Bartlett Hall North are both closed to the public beginning on 19 March 2020. (updated 18 March 2020)


Are scheduled events still happening?

All library events are currently canceled. (updated 20 April 2020)

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