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Library Hours: Monday ā€“ Thursday    8 am ā€“ 1 am |   Friday    8 am ā€“ 5 pm  |  Saturday    9 am – 5 pm  |  Sunday    2 pm – 1 am  


New Authentication Method for Database Access 

The Authentication Process Must Be Completed Using an Active Cellphone

To login to the library databases, you must set up your Microsoft 365 account if you have not done so.

Please click the link below to create your profile. 

Freshmen Library Orientation

Please complete library orientation using this link:Ā Ā

Study Room
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Conference Room
Meeting Room
Library Technology

Computer Use

  • Log in to library computers with your Hampton University Infotech Account.
  • Log off of your account when you have finished.
  • Visitors obtain temporary guest passwords from the Circulation Desk. Guest passwords expire at the end of each day.

Internet Access

  • Find Internet stations (Dell PC) on the 1st and 2nd floors and wireless Internet access throughout the library.
  • Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Use of the computers is governed by the University’s policy on computing use.
  • Find additional internet access in theĀ ATMĀ and in various computer labs located around campus.

Network Printers

  • Network printers are available near the Internet stations.
  • Black and white prints cost $0.05 and color prints cost $0.50.

Scanner Stations

  • There are 2 flatbed scanner stations available: one in the 1st Floor Copier Room and another in the 2nd Floor Periodicals Dept.
  • Log in with your Infotech Account to use the scanner.
  • Save or export your scanned documents to a USB drive, cloud storage service, or email account.


  • The Harvey Library provides access to photocopiers on floors 1, 2, and 3.
  • Copiers print in black and white with the exception of one color copier located in the 1st floor photocopy room. Use your Pirate Power Card to purchase copies.
  • Black and White Copies are $0.10 and color copies are $1.00.
Study Rooms

Group Study Rooms


  • 11 rooms that hold about 6 – 8 people
  • Located on the 1st,Ā 3rd and 4th floors
  • Available on a first come, first served basis

24hr Ā Study Room

  • Open throughout the year with the exception of breaks and holidays when the library is closed
  • Enter the 24-hour study room at the front of the building to the right of the main library entrance
  • Individual carrels and 3 group study rooms
  • Internet access for patrons with laptop computers and mobile devices
  • Swipe your HU ID card for entrance to the 24-Hour Study
AudioVisual/Multimedia Rooms
  • 2 Multimedia Group Study Rooms
  • Located on the 2nd floor
  • Desktop computers with widescreen monitors and DVD players

Library Security

  • Ph: 757.727.2009
  • Located in 1st floor Atrium

Lost and Found

  • Items found in the Harvey Library may be taken to theĀ Circulation DeskĀ on the 1st floor.
  • Patrons looking for lost items may inquire at theĀ Circulation DeskĀ at 757.727.5372.

CampusĀ Police

  • Ph: 757.727.5666
  • Located in Whipple Barn
Pirate Power
  • Find the Pirate Power machine in the Photocopier room on the 1st floor of Harvey Library.
  • Add money to your Pirate Power card (HU ID) at this machine or use the machine in the University Administration Building.
  • Transfer money from a credit card to your Pirate Power Card.
  • Purchase a guest user card for $2, if you are not a student, faculty, or staff member.
Room Reservations

Conference Room

  • Located on theĀ first floorĀ of the Harvey Library
  • To reserve the Conference Room, call Library Administration Office at 757.727.5371

Meeting Room

  • Located in theĀ foyer/atriumĀ of the Harvey Library
  • To reserve the Meeting Room, call Library Administration Office at 757.727.5371

Harvey Library Classroom

  • Located on theĀ first floorĀ of the Harvey Library
  • To be used only for Library Instruction: in the use of the libraries resources, research strategies, and information literacy

To schedule a library instruction session for your class, complete theĀ Library Instruction Request FormĀ or call 757.727.5379


Inter Library Loan

Inter Library Loan is a service that permits Hampton University’s students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from other libraries. These materials include books and articles from electronic or bound journals. Please note that we are not able to borrow DVDs, CDs, or any other audio-visual materials.

Prior to submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request, please check theĀ library catalogĀ andĀ E-journal finderĀ to ensure that we do not already carry the book or journal.

Inter Library Loan Policies:

Damaged or Lost materials

  • Patrons are responsible for the care of the materials borrowed through ILL.
  • If a book is damaged or lost, then the patron is responsible for paying all fees for repair or replacement.
  • The lost item fee may include the cost of the book, plus a $25.00 processing fee.
  • Non-payment of fees will result in a hold on the patron’s account.

Overdue books

  • If a book goes past the due date, a late fee may be charged by the lending library.
  • The patron will be responsible for paying all fees accrued.
  • Non-payment will result in a hold on the patron’s account.
  • If a book is 30 days or more overdue, the lending library may send a lost item invoice. The lost item fee may include the cost of the book, plus a $25.00 processing fee. No “in-kind” book replacements will be accepted.
  • Non-payment of fees will result in a hold on the patron’s account.

Recalled books

  • Lending libraries may shorten the lending period without advance notice.
  • These books must be returned immediately.
  • Patrons will receive an email stating the revised due date.