Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, the doors to the Leddy Library will be open to patrons for the Fall 2021 semester. Capacity will be set to 325 for September and may change during the semester.
“We are very happy to be unlocking the doors for the first time since March 2020,” said university librarian, Dr. Selinda Berg. “We know our students are eager to return to campus and we have worked closely with Health and Safety to re-open our spaces safely for them.”
All patrons who come to the library will need to follow campus vaccination protocols, complete the COVID Self-Assessment via the Safe Lancer app before coming to campus, and show/scan their approved badge to enter the library. Patrons will also be required to wear masks while inside the library.
Study spaces, including carrels, tables, and workstations, will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A space will be available on the main floor of Leddy West where students can participate in online classes and limited personal study rooms will also be available by reservation. While cleaning cycles will increase, patrons will also be asked to wipe down work areas before and after use.
Course reserves will resume in September and will be available to students via the information desk. Standard course reserve loans will be 1-day loans and reduce to 2 hours for items in high demand. Faculty members who intend to place material on reserve are encouraged to submit resources as soon as possible.
Patrons will be able to browse the stacks and retrieve material on their own. Alternatively, requests for digitization and print materials can be placed online for pick up at the Information Desk.
Printing services will also resume and be available through the public copiers on the main floor.
Any previously borrowed material should be returned to any of the Leddy Library drop boxes. Patrons can renew their loans online by logging in to their library account. Items that have been declared lost during the pandemic can be returned to the information desk and all charges will be waived until the end of the fall term.
The library team looks forward to opening the doors and encourages visitors to check the library website for the latest news and updates.