Libraries’ Fall 2020 Hours and User Services

Aug. 4, 2020, 7 p.m.

Bird Library and sidewalk at sunset surrounded by trees

Note: Hours were updated on August 26 to accommodate students with virtual 8 a.m. classes and three weekend class dates.

Syracuse University Libraries will be reopening for the Fall 2020 semester for current student, faculty, and staff with a valid Syracuse University or SUNY-ESF identification card. Fall hours will take effect Monday, August 24 and run through Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Hours are currently planned as follows (but subject to change if circumstances require):

Bird Library and Carnegie Library will also open at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, Sunday, October 25, and Sunday, November 8.

Bird Library Lower Level to the 5th Floor will also be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to those with a valid SU or SUNY-ESF I.D. on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.

Everyone who enters the Libraries’ buildings will need to swipe in with their identification card and swipe out when they exit. Everyone who enters must wear a face mask or covering and keep it on when in any open or public space. Drinking and eating will not be permitted in the Libraries, except in private rooms or in Pages Café. Furniture has been rearranged for 6’ physical distancing requirements and users are asked to not move any furniture. Users are also asked to wipe down their work surface with supplied disinfectant both prior to and after use.

Bird and Carnegie Library will continue to lend laptops, calculators, headphones with mic, and external DVD/Blu-Ray drives. These will be sanitized between loans to patrons. Short-term study rooms in Bird and Carnegie will be available to use. Some rooms will be reservable in advance and others will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to physical distancing requirements, all study rooms will only be available for single person use, with no group studying allowed. All rooms will be thoroughly cleaned each night.

Library staff will be available for quick reference and informational questions, including via online chat, text, and email. To limit face-to-face interactions and for more in-depth research questions, users are strongly encouraged to use the Libraries’ virtual research services or make an appointment for an online consultation.

Student success service points in Bird Library, including Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS), Syracuse Abroad@Bird, Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE), Office of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Cultural Center, and LGBT Resource Center will be open for specified hours, with students strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment. Pages Café  will be open for specified hours primarily for take-out.

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