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UW Libraries Operations Updates

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma Libraries may have different operations updates.
Check campus library websites for the most accurate information.

Updated 8/15/22

Please note:  Libraries hours are subject to change pending the evolving public health status, new protocols and/or staff availability. All updates will be posted here as soon as confirmed.

Alerts

  • Work crews will be on site and on the roof of Suzzallo 8/15 -9/23 to update equipment.  Expect to see vendors in the building throughout the day and construction cranes outside the building at several points throughout the process.
  • Foster Business Library will be closed Aug. 22 – Sept. 2 for refurbishing work.
  • Masks are strongly recommended at this time. UW Libraries is committed to keeping our spaces safe for our entire UW community. Everyone who visits the UW Libraries also plays a role in helping to keep UW Libraries safe (and open) by protecting each other. Masks are available for all staff and users at all public service desks and other locations across campus. See also "Health and Safety Reminders" below.
  • Tateuchi East Asia Library is currently closed to the public until the beginning of autumn quarter (date TBD). See TEAL Summer Closure announcement for dates and information on accessing library materials.
  • Fall Closure Alert: Suzzallo and Allen Libraries will be closed on Friday, September 16th all day and Monday, Sept 19th until noon to accommodate logistics for a UW event.

Important Reminders

    Service/Access

    • Summer Quarter Hours - June 21-August 19:See Libraries Hours for all locations
    • Odegaard and Health Sciences Libraries require a valid Husky Card for entry.
    • Special Collections is offering in-person and virtual consultations by appointment only, including a virtual reading room!  Learn more.

      Access for Graduating Students and Non-UW Affiliates (no current Husky Card)

      • Graduating students retain off-campus access to online library collections and databases using Husky OnNet or the off-campus proxy until the second consecutive quarter (excluding Summer) in which you are not enrolled.
      • Users with valid UW Libraries borrowing card/privileges: If you do not have a Husky Card, you can still request books from any UW Library with your UW NetID for pick-up at UW Libraries open to the public.

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        Health and Safety

        UW Libraries is committed to keeping our spaces safe for our entire UW community. Everyone who visits the UW Libraries also plays a role in helping to keep UW Libraries safe (and open) by protecting each other. #ProtectYourPack!

        • Masks are STRONGLY recommended, but not required. Masks are available for all staff and users at all public service desks and other locations across campus.
        • Check your risk- Per UW health and safety protocols: stay home if you have any sign of illness.
        • Cleaning supplies: All service desks have alcohol wipes specifically for cleaning computer keyboards and hand sanitizer available to all, with additional hand sanitizing stations at entry/exit points.
        • See also Libraries ventilation and COVID safety best practices to meet or exceed COVID standards

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