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Library Reopening - How to Visit the Library

by Meghan Kowalski on 2020-08-27T09:00:00-04:00 | Comments

Graphic of a mask with text "Reopening Information for Library Visitors"The Library will reopen for in-person visits on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Through the fall semester, our hours will be Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These hours may be adjusted. Our space will be limited to 32% capacity which equals 16 public workstations and 18 study carrels. 

UDC students and faculty may access the Library’s computers through a scheduled appointment. Appointment scheduling will be done in the Library’s LibApps (LibCal Seats) program which is available here. If you reserve a computer or study carrel and DO NOT show up for your reservation, staff may cancel your reservation and give it to another user who is at the Library.

Limited on-site computer workstation and study carrel reservations may be made if space is available. Users without a reserved space will be asked to leave the library until space is available.

Other user drop-ins will be limited to book and media equipment pick-up and drop-off. Reference services will remain virtual and one workstation portal will be provided for appointments. 

All visitors must also check-in to the University using the Livesafe App.  Also, if you are not scheduled to take an on-campus class or work on campus, you MUST submit a campus visit request at least 48 hours in advance. Information about visiting campus is available on the UDC Rise website.

All persons in the Library will be required to wear masks. While masks will be checked by University staff before users get to the Library, masks will be available to those who do not have their own. 

The following policies for access and safety MUST be followed by all library users and visitors.


  • Limited to UDC students and faculty. 
  • The Library WILL NOT be open to the public.
  • All users MUST have a UDC OneCard to enter the Library, log on to computers, and check out materials. 
  • All users MUST check-in to campus using the Livesafe app.
  • All users MUST follow University protocols for accessing buildings including wearing a mask and having their temperature checked.


  • All those in the Library MUST wear masks. 
  • Masks MUST fully cover a person’s mouth and nose.
  • Computer workstations and study carrels will be reduced to provide a minimum of 6 feet of distance between users.
  • Closed computer workstations will remain turned off and have their keyboards removed.
  • Computer workstations and study carrels will be cleaned between each user.
  • All returned material will be cleaned (when possible according to preservation standards) and/or quarantined for 72 hours before it may be checked out again.
  • The print collection will be closed to the public to limit contact which may spread the coronavirus.
  • Signage indicating proper health and safety protocols and policies will be posted throughout the Library.
  • All users are encouraged to bring everything they need to use or attend online services from home (e.g., headphones).

In-Person Services Available

  • Physical Material Pick-Up/Drop-Off (Materials may be requested through the Library’s catalog, UDC Search)
  • Laptop Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Media Equipment Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Computer Workstations (via scheduled appointment or limited on-site appointment)
  • Study Carrels (via scheduled appointment or limited on-site appointment)
  • Reference Portal (via scheduled appointment or limited on-site appointment)
  • Printing, Scanning, Photocopying

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