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Regent University - Library


We are eager to serve students and faculty in this challenging time, and this guide will be updated regularly.



The Regent University Library is open to current Regent students, faculty, and staff only. In light of COVID and the requirements of maintaining a safe campus, we're sorry that we cannot permit community members, alumni, family members, children, or guests to enter at this time. If you are an online student not taking any on-campus classes but wish to use the library, you'll need to provide official proof of a negative COVID test and be approved through Student Services before library access can be granted. The Virginia Department of Health has a directory of testing sites in Virginia, including free locations. Please submit a negative COVID-19 test result to Please call 757.352.4927 with questions regarding this process.

The interior library doors will remain locked. To enter the library during hours of operation you need to use your library access card/ID card at the card reader. Only those approved to enter who have completed a test and the daily online will be permitted. Please do not enter on someone else's tap.

Masks are required at all times while in the library when moving about or talking to someone. We respectfully ask that the furniture not be moved because it has been positioned to be socially distanced according to CDC guidelines. If you want to check out books, you are welcome to use the Curbside Pickup service.

  • What if I don't have an ID or access card? You can fill out a request form found on the portal
  • What if my ID card does not work on the library door card reader? Call the Resource Desk (757-352-4150) 
  • What if I am not approved to enter the library building? The online library is open 24/7. 
  • How do I get in touch with the library? Ask-a-Librarian 
  • What hours can I depend on support? 

More Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

  • We continue to process digital article requests however, due to library closures, there may be a delay or difficulty obtaining some materials. Consult this guide on requesting procedures

Circulation Services are running as normal

Reciprocal borrowing

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ To the extent a participating academic library is open & is local, you can continue to enjoy in-person borrowing privileges to print resources at no cost. Consult this guide 

​​​​​​​Research assistance via email, phone, text, Zoom, and live chat )

Library instruction Faculty: contact your library liaison for more details, Students: browse our instruction videos)

Library resources RefWorks, subject-specific databases, Summon, E-Journal & E-book Finder

Online Access to Library Resources

  • How can I access resources from home? For off-campus access, log in using your Regent username & password. It's not unusual to be asked to authenticate again when attempting to retrieve full-text to an e-book or article.
  • Do you have a tutorial that explains how to navigate the digital library?  Yes! Check out the library tour embedded in this orientation guide. 

We Are Offering Curbside Pickup!