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Colby Library Student Resources for Remote Learning: Spring Services for 2020

Accessing Library Services

To take advantage of Colby Libraries' online resources you need:


Student Library Services for Spring 2020

Library Services for Spring 2020

Colby Libraries are committed to the continued support of the research and teaching of faculty and students.  Our top priority is to ensure that as many resources and services as possible are accessible remotely.  Visit this page often to check on changes to services, hours and access


Internet Resources You Might Not Know About

These resources while not new may be of interest....


Returning Library Materials

If you have items checked out...

We recognize that many of you need the materials you have checked out to complete your work this semester. 

With that in mind, due dates for all checked out and non reserve materials (but NOT equipment) belonging to Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin will be extended until September 9th

All equipment (including laptops) must be returned ASAP.  

If you can return books (particularly books requested via interlibrary loan) before you leave campus, please do so. 

We will work with faculty to assist with making necessary course materials available electronically, as well.  

Coming Soon! Library Resources for Remote Learning

Check back often for updates!

NEW resources coming online ASAP:  

Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 (Gale).   PHA documents the rise of the twentieth-century public health system in the United States through correspondence, reports, pamphlets, ephemera, and more. 4/18/20      


New England Journal of Medicine Group: Covid 19 content online and teaching resources (NEJM Group). reference web page containing links to all freely available Covid-19 content from the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Resident 360, and NEJM Catalyst. In addition to access to original research and other relevant articles, you will also find links to education resources, NEJM multimedia, and teaching resources as well as online journal club discussions hosted every two weeks by NEJM Resident 360, a benefit of your institution subscription. 4/18/20 

Corona virus research database (Gale). Select for 'Colby College' and authenticate via Okta.  The Coronavirus Research Database brings together authoritative, open and freely available content from key publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the BMJ, Taylor & Francis and others. 4/18/20

Free Medical, Social, and Behavioral Science Articles from SAGE Publishing. This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences. 4/18/20


How-To Emails

The library has been sending students emails very week, to support remote learning.  Missed them?  You can see them here

On Campus Library Services

Starting Tuesday March 17th Colby libraries are closed until further notice.

If you have questions please email us at

Any changes to hours will be posted here


Library Services That Require Using Colby VPN

The following services require a Colby Internet Protocol address (IP address). Please check back often to see additions and changes to the list.

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