St. Kate's will be offering individual students access to our study rooms by reservation. There are 12 rooms available, and there will be two time slots M-F and one on Saturdays. The library will be closed for an hour after each time slot for cleaning, and the study rooms will not be available at those times. For more information on the University policies, please see the information at Shared Spaces and Study Areas.
Study rooms that have a computer are Library 118, Library 121, Library 122, Library 124, Library 125 and Library 126.
These hours begin Wednesday, September 9th and are subject to change. To view up-to-date service hours, please check the library calendar.
Monday - Thursday
8am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
8am - 12pm
1pm - 3pm
12pm - 4pm
Here is what you need to know:
Make a reservation ahead of time. You can show up at any time during the time slot you book, but you do need to leave at the end of the time slot.
Wait to receive a confirmation email in your St. Kate's email inbox letting you know the room has been booked for you.
Arrive during your time slot. Make sure to bring your St. Kate's ID. When you arrive at the library, please ring the doorbell. A library staff member will check your ID, verify you've filled out the Daily Symptom Self Screen, and check you into your study room.
Modifications to Our Spaces and Services
To help limit the transmission of COVID-19, the following modifications have been made to our physical spaces and services:
Our print collection is closed to browsing, and desired materials must be requested and collected through our Library Pickup Service.
Our physical space is closed, with the exception of our study rooms which will be available by appointment for single users only.
The study rooms will be closed for cleaning for an hour after each time slot. Access to study rooms is not available at these times.
Drop-in research help is suspended, but our librarians are happy to meet with all faculty & students remotely, via online chat or email. Please contact your subject librarian for a consultation, use the 24/7 chat, or email us at email@example.com.
The Tech Hub will not be open to provide walk-in computing assistance, but is available by appointment. Contact them to learn more.
Expectations of Library Users
To help ensure the library and its resources remain available and safe to use this fall, in addition to our normal policies the following is expected of library users:
Do not come to the library if you are not feeling well, or if you have a fever or cough.
You must have filled out the Daily Symptom Self Screen, and present your green check to library staff when arriving for your reservation.
Wear a mask or face covering at all times, including in the study rooms. We have free masks available if you do not bring one.
Social Distancing and Room Capacity
Remain at least 6 feet from other patrons and staff.
Wash or sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the library. Hand sanitizer is available throughout the library, and paper towel dispensers have been installed.
Our study rooms are available by appointment to single users only, and the rest of the library is closed. Please refrain from rearranging the furniture to work in groups, or moving to another study space within the library.
If you need to use a restroom, please use the ones outside the Library, on the other side of Public Safety.
Food and Drink
Due to campus policy, food and drink will not be allowed in the library, including all study rooms, at this time.
Computers and Printing
Our computers and printers are not available for use this semester.