Our building is open to current U of G students, faculty, and staff. Learn about library services during COVID-19.

The Library Reopens its Physical Space Effective July 5, 2021

As the province moves into step two of its reopening plan, we’re pleased to announce the reopening of the library’s physical space to current U of G students, faculty, and staff, on Monday, July 5, 2021. If you plan on coming to campus, be sure to follow all University guidelines and fill out the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form daily before your visit. 

What can you expect when you come to the library? 

  • Throughout the summer, we’ll be open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Always check for up to date hours on our service hours page
  • Face masks are mandatory and physical distancing guidelines will be in effect. Refer to these University guidelines to understand using non-medical masks on campus.
  • No food or drink in the library except for water. 
  • The library Starbucks will open later in the week of July 5 but will only be available as take out – you will not be allowed to enter the library with food or drink. 
  • All doors are locked, and the building is only accessible via secured electronic access. If you are a current U of G student, faculty, or staff, please remember your U of G ID card to gain access to the building.  
  • Access to the building remains limited, and only the first and second floors are available for use currently. 
  • Individual study only – group study is not available. 
  • Graduate students may book a closed study room for individual study. 

Requesting library materials 

  • The book stacks remain closed for browsing. Please continue to place your requests in Omni and our staff will process the items for you. You’ll receive an email with more information when your items are available for pickup.  
  • Starting Monday, July 5, you may pick-up your requested items at the Ask Us Desk.  
  • Curbside pickup and home delivery of requested library items will continue to be available. 

Online supports and services 

Learn more about Library Services During COVID-19.  


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