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Covid19 Procedures for Fall 2020: Home

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Covid19 Procedures for Fall 2020


Legacy Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

Building Capacity

  • Capacity reduced to approximately half of pre-Covid capacity, with some seating removed to enforce social distancing
  • Please do not move furniture


  • Main library entrance will be open 8am-5pm. During 5pm-midnight the doors will be card access only with campus ID
  • One-way entrance to library through main (South) doors
  • One-way exit from library through cafe exit door
  • One-way entrance to cafe through mall-side (West) doors
  • One-way exit from cafe through cafe exit door


  • Main stairs – up only
  • Side stairs – down only

Study rooms

  • Available on a first come first served basis by checking out keys at the Circulation Desk.
  • Limited to two people per room (four in 224 and 020)
  • Rooms will be cleaned after each use.
  • 3-hour time limit for rooms.


  • LIBR 218 and 219 will be kept locked except when classes are in session, to reduce cleaning and congregating in larger groups

Patron expectations

  • Masks are required at all times in the building
  • Do not come to Legacy Library if you are not feeling well
  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently
  • Do not move furniture and adhere to social distancing signage/regulations
  • Please follow distancing guidelines when lining up for service at the copier/printers, and at the Circulation and Reference Desks


  • Disposable cloths and cleaning solution stations are located on every floor for patron use. Spray cloth first then wipe area. Do not spray cleaning solution directly on keyboards, screens, or touchpads, table tops.
  • DO NOT use cleaner on white boards; it will ruin the surface


  • Must use appointment request form to schedule appointment, linked on library home page
  • Do not come to Legacy Library if you are not feeling well
  • Masks are required and we will provide one if needed

Library materials

  • Circulated materials will be quarantined for 3 days after return
  • This will result in slower deliveries of OhioLINK and ILL materials


  • Quarantining of print materials will have significant impact on reserves
  • Most reserves are being handled at electronic reserves
  • For textbook reserves, ask your instructor to notify us of when chapters are needed for class

Special Collections

  • All research visits will be by appointment only.
  • Use of the Reading Room will be limited to two researchers at a time
  • Please use the appointment request form linked on the Legacy Library home page for making an appointment