Chalmer Davee Library

Chalmer Davee Library COVID-19 Response and Updates


Effective March 19 at 2 p.m., the Chalmer Davee Library building is closed to the public. This includes physical access to the main library, Textbook Services, and the University Archives & Area Research Center. The library will remain closed until further notice in accordance with UW-RIver Falls policies. 

Library staff is available to assist you remotely. During this time, the library will perform many services virtually via phone, email, and other methods. This includes reference services, troubleshooting access to e-resources, and processing Interlibrary Loan requests. See below for details.

Due Dates and Fees
Please do not return library materials at this time. We have extended all due dates to September 4, 2020. Overdue and lost item fees are waived. The book drop on the library exterior is currently closed.  For students who are graduating or not returning to campus in the fall, please return your library books with your textbooks. 

Resource Sharing
UW System Resource Sharing has been discontinued until further notice due to the shutdown of South Central Library System Delivery.  

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan services are currently available. For assistance with Interlibrary Loan, call 715-425-3321 or email

Reference & Research Help
For reference questions or research help, fill out the Ask a Librarian form or email

Online Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Please see this guide for more information about accessing the library’s online resources including electronic book and journal collections and streaming videos:

University Archives & Area Research Center
Virtual reference services are available. Please call 715-425-3567 or email

Textbook Services

Students in residence halls will be expected to return textbooks at the time of move out. Collection points will be set up in the residence halls. If you are moving out before your finals are over, you may retain any books you need. Please email if you do not return all of your books. We will give you instructions for returning those books.

If you have already moved out of the residence halls or live off-campus, we are making arrangements to have items shipped back to campus as follows:

  • Students who have textbooks we need for summer will have pre-paid mailing labels emailed to them during the last week of classes. You will receive more detailed instructions at that time.

  • Graduating students will have pre-paid mailing labels sent to them starting the week of finals. This will be sent to your school email address.

  • Students who do not plan to return to UWRF in the Fall should email telling us you are not planning to return. Please include your current mailing address. We will send you instructions on returning your books.

  • The book drop outside of Hagestad Hall will be open for book return starting May 11th.  If none of the above categories apply to you and you are unable to use the book drop, please email with your current address so we can arrange shipping.

  • Due date for Spring term will be 2 weeks after you receive your mailing label or Wednesday, September 2nd by 4:00 PM, whichever is sooner. Late fees will apply if textbooks are not returned by your due date.

We will be mailing textbooks to all students for summer term at no cost using this form,  You do not need to return your books from this semester to be able to get your summer books.  Priority will be given to students whose classes begin on May 26th.  

Thank you all for your patience during this challenging semester. If you have any questions concerning spring book return or summer book issue, please let us know at

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