Our building is open to current U of G students, faculty, and staff at a reduced capacity. Learn about using the library for Winter 2022.

Library Services During COVID-19

Updated January 4, 2022

The library is currently closed for the winter break, and will re-open Monday, January 10.

All floors of the McLaughlin Library are open at a limited capacity of 50%.

NOTE: The information below is subject to change. Please check regularly for updates.

Guidelines for winter 2022

  • Face masks are required in the library at all times
  • Physical distancing guideline of 2m is in effect on all floors, including those formerly designated as group study
  • Neither food nor drinks are allowed
  • Access to the library is restricted to vaccinated students, faculty, and staff
  • Cleaning supplies are provided throughout the library for you to wipe down tables and chairs before and after use 
  • The library is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily 

Plan your visit before you arrive

  • Complete your Self-Screen Survey: Before arriving on campus, you must complete the mandatory Self-Screen Survey.
  • Review what spaces are available:
    • Seating is available on a first come, first served basis

    • All library floors are available for individual study only, with physical distancing in effect

    • Study rooms can be booked for individual study only

    • Graduate students can book graduate study rooms for individual use

    • All book stacks are open for browsing

    • Computers on the second floor and lower level are available

  • Add funds to your Papercut account for printing and photocopying:


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