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Wilcox Library and COVID-19: Home

Campus Guidance

Wilcox Library is here for you. Take care of yourself. Be kind to others. 

Wilcox Library will follow all directives from the University regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. William Penn University may communicate with you through email, information on the WPU website or on the official WPU Facebook page. We will keep this page updated with library specific information.

To protect our students and staff, as of April 7th the library has moved to remote only services. We hope to be back on campus May 1.

Using Library Resources Off Campus

Off Campus Access

If you are quarantined or taking your courses remotely you still have access to our library databases and many other online resources at You will use your William Penn University email address and password to log in. Please use the chat reference service if you need help logging in.

Internet Access

In case of a quarantine off campus or away from Oskaloosa you may want to consider your plan for internet access. If you don't have an internet provider at your home look at the services you local public library offers. Some of them check out internet hot spots. Public libraries can provide you with many other services while you are away from campus.


Overdue Materials

Do You Have Something of Ours?

If you have library materials checked out and are away from campus during the online learning period we are extending the due dates. If you somehow receive an overdue notice you may ignore it. 

Chat Reference and Assistance

Chat is available during regular library hours. If we are working with a student we may set the service to away.