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Alden Library Reopens in Support of OHIO’s Phased Return to Campus

Alden Library Park Place Sign
Photo by John Michael Simpson/Ohio University Libraries

In support of the University’s phased return to campus, Alden Library’s second floor is opening to all registered OHIO students, faculty and staff, but with limited hours and in-person services.

Check out the Libraries’ phased reopening FAQ page for more details.

While some students will be taking classes on the Athens and regional campuses, and others taking classes remotely, the Libraries will deliver services and resources to all. 

“For all OHIO students who are aren’t invited back to their campuses, we are still delivering our services and our resources remotely,” explained Dr. Kelly Broughton, University Libraries’ assistant dean for research and education services. “And, we can help them be successful—no matter where they are doing their course work.”

Beginning August 24, Alden Library’s second floor will be open:  

  • Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (and)
  • Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

An OHIO ID will be needed for card-swipe access into Alden Library’s second-floor Park Place entrance, and users will be provided with the following: 

  • Public computing, including specialized software and printing with Bobcat Cash;
  • Reservable rooms for individual study;
  • Socially-distanced study spaces;
  • And, an area for “contactless” pick-up of requested items, including OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan materials.

While in-person assistance will be available in Alden, users are encouraged to use the Libraries’ robust online help services during all hours.

The Libraries remains committed to delivering the highest-quality academic experience, while minimizing health risks to all by following the University’s commitment to safety.

Alden Library will be cleaned regularly in accordance with the University’s cleaning protocols, and for safety, all users will adhere to social distancing and the University's mask policy

As we all work toward a safe and healthy environment, the Libraries’ staff is looking forward to another successful academic year and welcoming the OHIO students, faculty and staff back to Alden Library to reconnect with our services and resources.

To learn more about the Libraries’ phased reopening, check out the FAQ page or ask us using the live chat links on our web pages.