UC Libraries announce phased approach to re-open library facilities

Designated locations to re-open in a limited, phased approach

With the start of fall semester, University of Cincinnati Libraries will begin to re-open library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing.

Our priority remains to provide access to library resources to the extent possible while maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The availability and use of locations and spaces within the libraries will be reviewed on a continual basis and updates will be posted on the Libraries website.

Beginning Aug. 10, the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) is open for fall semester with limited in-person accessibility to library spaces.

Beginning Aug. 17, the UC Blue Ash College Library is open with services available in person, virtually or both.

Tues-Fri, Aug. 18-21, the 400 level of the Walter C. Langsam Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No library services will be available during this time.

Beginning Aug. 24, the Walter C. Langsam Library, Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library, John Miller Burnam Classics Library, Archives and Rare Books Library and UC Clermont College Library will open with limitations and protocols to ensure social distancing. Location specifics are listed at https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.

Other library locations remain closed at this time, but are under review for re-opening at a date to be announced. UC Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.

With limited exceptions in the Classics and CCM Libraries, there is no browsing of library materials in the stacks. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Pickup location details are available on the Click & Collect webpage.

Library users can once again request OhioLINK & Interlibrary Loan materials. Details are posted on the Libraries website.

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