Library Services During COVID-19

Librarians and staff at Falcone welcome returning students, staff, and faculty to campus for Fall semester. We hope everyone has a happy, productive, and safe year at Le Moyne College. We’ve put together a Library Services During COVID-19 guide to help you locate changes and enhancements to Library services. 

Here are a few important things to know about as the new semester starts.

Falcone Library reopened on August 13th and, with some exceptions, will follow similar hours of operation as previous years. Library collections are open for browsing all hours the library is open. In order to enter the building you will need to swipe in using your Le Moyne ID. You are expected to wear a face covering while you are in the building, to practice social distancing, and be prepared to show a green badge on your emocha app. Due to the current situation, we are unable to open our building to those who are not current students, faculty, or staff of Le Moyne College. 

The library has created special hours designated for vulnerable/concerned patrons. The library will be accessible to this group 20 minutes prior to general opening Monday–Friday using cardkey swipe access. In order to request this swipe access, please contact Lisa Chaudhuri <>. We’ve also launched a new service called Paging & Pickup where patrons can place holds on materials through the catalog and retrieve them at the Library Services Desk.

In person reference services are available at the Library Service Desk during all hours of operation. Research consultations and in depth reference questions are best directed to our on call librarian. You can get in contact with the on call librarian by chat, email, or text. In addition, appointments are available with librarians using Zoom, Google Hangouts or by phone. The library also has a number of resources to assist faculty, especially those who are teaching online in the fall. Le Moyne Librarians are prepared to provide library instruction in a variety of formats including in person, virtual (synchronous or asynchronous), and other modes as requested.