Library Services During the Spring 2020 Building Closure

If you have materials checked out:

  • Returns: Hold on to everything you have. This includes books, Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan materials, DVDs, periodicals, etc. There’s no way to return anything right now.
  • Fines: All recall fines that accrue while the Library is closed will be waived. Reach out to us if you see fines on your account.
  • Due dates: All due dates can be extended. Nothing should be due in the immediate future. Reach out to us if you need help extending a due date.
  • Graduating seniors: We are working on solutions specifically for you, but hold on to loans for now.

If you need materials:

  • Electronic materials: You may submit Scan & Deliver requests for book chapters and journal articles, and we will try to fill as many requests electronically as possible.
    • Scan & Deliver requests may be placed through HOLLIS. If the item you're interested in is eligible, the Scan & Deliver link will appear in the item record.
    • You may also submit a Scan & Deliver request manually via your Scan & Deliver account.
  • Physical materials: The borrowing of print materials has been suspended until further notice. Physical items are no longer requestable in HOLLIS.


For questions related to library resources and services, including research consultations:


Explore Our Collections

General Collections
The Frances Loeb Library holds over 270,000 volumes, and maintains subscriptions to about 900 periodicals. Comprehensive coverage is provided for all levels of technology and research in the design fields. The library is particularly strong in its coverage of twentieth-century architecture, city and regional planning, American domestic architecture and nineteenth-century U.S. park and cemetery design. 

Special Collections
Special Collections on the library's lower level holds research and primary resource materials. Concentrated in this modest physical area are thousands of rare books and scores of drawings, plans, manuscripts, and photographs.

Visual Collections
The Visual Collections contain non-print materials for the Frances Loeb Library that support the curricula of the Graduate School of Design, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design.

Materials Collection
The GSD Materials Collection is a collection of over 800 materials ranging from innovative, new materials to those found everyday in the constructed environment.