Visiting the Library

Building access by patrons

Until further notice, libraries will continue to be accessible to appropriate faculty, staff, and students by card access only.

For information on accessing Special Collections, including booking an appointment in the reading room, please visit the department's website.

Face coverings

Per University policy, face coverings are required inside of all university buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions to this requirement include working alone in a room or cubicle or when actively eating or drinking.

Visitor policy

The PUL visitor policy will not change at this time. Visitors will continue to require a faculty or staff sponsor to submit a completed visitor request form to We will revisit the PUL visitor policy if/when the University updates its policy.


Printers and scanners are available at each library location. OIT also offers printer clusters at locations on campus. 

Food and beverages

No food is permitted in Library spaces. Beverages with lids are permitted, except in Special Collections and Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology.