Staying Healthy at the Library

Saint Mary's Campus Guidelines: Check Up, Mask Up, Back Up, Wash Up

Cushwa-Leighton Library Guidelines

  • Reminder: the library is an indoor public space. Campus guidelines specify that masks must be worn at all times in indoor public spaces, including the library.
  • Furniture in the library has been placed to maintain adequate physical distance between library users.  Please do not move library furniture.
  • The library is open its regular semester hours, beginning on August 10, 2020.
  • The library is open to students, faculty, and staff of the Saint Mary’s College community, via card-swipe access at the west front entrance.
  • Books returned to the library and books entering the library via Interlibrary Loan and PALShare will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are made available to users.
  • Reference materials and Reserve materials used in the library will not be quarantined between uses:
    • Use hand sanitizer and request gloves from circulation staff before using these materials.
    • Wash your hands immediately after using this material.
  • All research help and reference service will be handled online.  Librarians are available during Research Help hours via online text chat, or make an appointment to meet individually with a librarian via video chat.
  • Beverages in sturdy, spill-proof containers that can be re-closed are permitted in the library, as are small, portable snacks such as granola bars. Please take your mask off only long enough to take a sip of your beverage or a bite of your snack, and then replace the mask in between sips/bites. Do not bring in to-go meals or have food deliveries brought to the Library.

Last updated: September 22, 2020

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