We are happy to share that due to popular demand and easing of the University’s COVID-19-related restrictions, all the floors of Alden Library, including the stacks, will re-open on Tuesday, June 22, to current students, faculty, and staff and emeriti. The external doors will remain OHIO ID card-swipe access only as required for COVID-19 testing compliance. On July 6, we will discontinue card-swipe access and Alden will be open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members.
This is the first time Alden Library’s book stacks have been open to users since the pandemic forced our closure during Spring break 2020. Over the next days and weeks, staff will also transition from an on-call service model to providing assistance directly from the service desks on the 4th and 2nd floors.
Due to a renovation project, the fine arts library on the 3rd floor will remain closed until August.
Things will be a bit chaotic and messy (literally) for a while. We are working diligently with custodial services on updated cleaning schedules and to get our spaces clean and back in order. Please follow posted restroom signage, as some facilities may remain closed as custodians ramp up services.
Please follow us on social media and look for announcements about additional operations in Alden coming back, as well as ending access restrictions and opening again to our community users.