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COVID-19 Information


In conjunction with the University's response  to protect the Ferris community from the spread of COVID-19, the FLITE Library will take the following steps:

  • The FLITE Library is closed to all faculty, staff, and students with the exception of E-Learning staff who will continue to assist faculty in the creation of online delivery methods.  We expect that they will be done in FLITE by the end of the week.
  • The University Archives is closed to all visitors
  • FLITE Librarians will be available to assist with any reference needs you may have.  

FLITE staff will update this document as needed as the current situation 

Library Help & ILL

Staff will be available to answer your questions during the following hours via chat, text, and email.  Please note that we are unable to answer questions over the phone.  

Monday - Thursday. 10 am - 9pm

  • Chat with us online
  • Text us at (231) 821-5499
  • Email us at (Email questions may be submitted at times outside of the 10 am - 9 pm time frame).

Interlibrary Loan

  • Due to the current situation involving COVID-19, many libraries are suspending loans of physical material through interlibrary loan. We will not be able to process requests for loans of physical material until further notice. 
  • Please continue to place requests for articles.


Returning items

  • The FLITE book drop is open for you to return any library material.  It's located near the Pyramid Entrance of FLITE. (The Entrance nearest to State Street)
  • You may return any library material in the book drop including MelCat, ILL, and even KCAD  books
  • The KCAD library also has a book drop located in front of the building at 17 Fountain St. , Grand Rapids, MI. You may return any library material there as well.  Currently (6/1/20) the KCAD book drop will not be available due to the unrest in Grand Rapids.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.  

Online Library Resources

This list is just a summary of things you can find from the library homepage.  It's still a great place to start. 

Computer Resources for Faculty and Students


Temporary-Use Laptops

The IT Solution Center has temporary laptops available for use. Please submit a work order via the Self-Service Portal or call the IT Solution Center at (231) 591-4822, and include any special software requirements you may have.