Winter Break

The Library will be closed from 5 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, through the end of the winter break. The Library will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.

What does it mean for the Library to be closed?

  • Library Staff will not be available to assist you. As a courtesy, please do not ask staff from other departments for help during the temporary closure.
  • The circulation of physical items will be unavailable, and the circulation computer will be turned off.
  • Inter-library loan services will be unavailable.
  • The book sale will be unavailable.
  • Students and other patrons are asked to refrain from accessing the first-floor, mezzanine, and second-floor stacks.        
  • Students will maintain access to all digital resources, although technical support will be unavailable.
  • Students may continue to use the carrels and tables in the Library’s Circulation Room, Reading Room, and second-floor for study.
  • Due dates will be extended, and library fines will not accumulate during this closure.

What should you do in preparation for the Library closure?

If you plan to use electronic resources during the break, please make sure you can log in before the vacation begins. Checking on this in advance will give you time to ask for assistance. If you need physical resources during the winter break, the Library Staff asks you to plan ahead and retrieve them before 5 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.