Covid-19 Safety in the Library

Merrill-Cazier Library is fully open. Free masks and sanitization stations are available throughout the building. See below for more details or contact library help.

Current Library Status


Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings, especially within 6 ft of others, and practice other public safety and prevention measures.

Free masks are available in all study rooms and other public spaces, and sanitization and cleaning supplies are available across the building. See library locations for the status of other campus libraries.

  • All library spaces and services are fully reopened, including computer labs and group study rooms.
  • Visitors can browse and checkout materials from the general print collection without restriction. Use the self-checkout stations on 1st floor for a no-contact checkout.
  • You can return materials in person, or at one of several book drops located at the circulation desk or building exterior.

Please consult the table below for the current status of library spaces and services. This list will be updated as services are modified.

Service/Space Status More Information
Study Rooms, Family Room Open Cleaning supplies are available in each room.
VR Lab, One Button Studio, media rooms Open VR Headset is cleaned after use, cleaning supplies are available in each room.
Technology and Equipment checkouts All items are available View the full list of technology and equipment for specific item changes or restrictions.
Library Media Collection and Reserves Open All items and spaces are available for check out and use.
Information Desk Open In-person research help is available at the first floor Information Desk. Online chat, email, and virtual help will continue to be available. See library help for more info.
Special Collections and Archives Open See for current hours
Interlibrary Loan Available Services are operating normally.
Conference Rooms All rooms available for reservation See to reserve rooms online. Face-coverings and social distancing strongly encouraged.

Please see Hours and Service Desks for service point changes.