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Remote Access

Accessing Library Resources Remotely


Want help with research?  Tracking down a citation? Ask us!  You can chat, email or fill out our request assistance form.



We have extended the due date for all materials.  Seniors may return materials at Commencement, while returning students may return materials when Fall classes begin.  Please contact Jessica Short ( or 765-361-6039 if you have any questions.


Please return all materials using the outside drop box located near the ramp at the front of the library.  Individuals may also take materials to another Indiana library (when this crisis is over) and request that these items be shipped for free to Wabash through our courier service.



Librarians are available for remote consultations via phone, email, or online (via Zoom).  Send a consultation request to or fill out the Library Assistance Request form.


Librarians can provide live library instruction sessions via Zoom, Canvas Video Conferencing and Skype. Pre-recorded instructions sessions are also available upon request. 


Lilly Library has a large variety of materials available electronically.

Check for full-text access on non-Wabash websites using the EZproxy Bookmarklet.


For copyright guidance, please follow this link - Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research.  For more information, contact Diane Norton (

Additional Resources:


The library can only request materials that can be sent electronically at this time.  This includes journal articles and book chapters.

We will do the best we can to get you access to what you need.  Search the library catalog then click the "Request Interlibrary Loan Item" button or fill out a blank interlibrary loan form.  Questions about interlibrary loan can be directed to Jessica Short (

Classroom Support -- If you need access to something we cannot obtain via interlibrary loan, contact the appropriate staff below.


If you have a need for streaming video in support of your online courses, please contact Susan Albrecht (

  • Many feature films and popular documentaries are available from Swank Digital Campus  The current collection that Wabash has licensed may be accessed here:  Wabash Swank Collection
  • Many educational, foreign language, and classic film titles are available from Kanopy Streaming.  In addition to films Wabash has licensed, Kanopy has made 250+ films available for free.  Wabash’s Kanopy collection may be accessed here:  Wabash Kanopy Collection.  NOTE:  Students who have accounts with their home public libraries (or the Crawfordsville District Public Library) may also have access to significant Kanopy offerings. 
  • During the COVID-19 crisis, through the generosity of many documentary and educational distributors, other films which the library already owns in DVD format may be made available in streaming format for free or reduced cost. Please consult with Susan about individual films.
  • Susan can help determine whether and where films might be available to students online through personal streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, YouTube, GooglePlay, etc. We recommend the JustWatch service as a great resource.  Many streaming services (including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.) are now offering a free MONTH of access



We are pleased to have a variety of streaming music databases which are available to you remotely, some on a variety of devices.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound
    Collection of 3,100 albums featuring folk songs and world music
  • Ethnographic Sound Archives Online
    Includes 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, plus field notes and photographs.
  • Medici TV
    Streaming access to 1,200 classical music concerts, operas and ballet programs. Also offers free live broadcasts.  You should be able to access this through any device.  The ability to create person playlists is coming soon.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Provides streaming access to 149,000+ CDs. The collection contains a range of genres and is most valuable for its excellent recordings of contemporary concert music. Access is available through a variety of media, including apps for iPhone/iPod and Android.

If you have any questions, or encounter problems, please contact Diane Norton (


For the immediate future, the Ramsay Archives are closed to general access.  Archivist Beth Swift is on duty and may be contacted via phone (765-361-6378) or via email ( to answer any queries you might have from 9 AM to 4 PM each day.




We cannot accept gift donations at this time.


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