Covid-19 Safety in the Library

Merrill-Cazier Library is open. Some physical areas are closed or changed to promote public safety, resources and services are still available online or virtually. See below for more details on service changes or Ask Us for help.

Current Library Status

Face coverings are encouraged and welcome, especially within 6 feet of others. Visitors should continue to practice social distancing and follow recommendations for disease prevention. See library locations for the status of other campus and regional libraries.

  • Most library spaces and services are fully reopened, including computer labs and group study rooms.
  • The general print collection can be browsed and checked out without restriction. Patrons are encouraged to use self-checkout stations on 1st floor.
  • Books can be returned in person, or at one of several book drops located at the circulation desk or building exterior.
  • Staff cleaning of spaces and equipment is conducted regularly, but patrons are encouraged to use available supplies to clean areas after each use.

Please consult the table below for the current status and alternative access options for areas that have not fully reopened.

Area Status Service Changes/Alternatives
Information Desk Desk Closed Online chat, email, and other virtual options are still available from
Technology and Equipment checkouts Most items are available for checkout View the full list of technology and equipment for specific changes or restrictions.
Course Reserves Space Closed;
Materials Not Available
Course reserve materials cannot be checked out at this time. For help converting to digitial course materials, contact Brooke Jones at or (435) 797-2647.
Library Media Collections, Veterinary Medicine Books Space Closed;
Materials Available
on Request
Items can be viewed by using to reserve LMC Rooms 158A, B, or C. Circulating items can be requested online and picked up from the circulation desk.
VR Lab, One Button Studio Closed  
Family Room Closed  

Please see Hours and Service Desks for service point changes.