Library Reopens with Limited Access

The main floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library has reopened with limited access, hours, and services, including access to desktop PCs. The reading rooms, overnight access, and the Library Cafe remain closed. During this initial phase of reopening, only MTU students, faculty, and staff with tap access will be permitted in the building.

To ensure patron and library staff safety, plexiglass has been installed at the Service Desk. Six-foot social distancing and face coverings are required. We’ve posted signs inside and out to remind everyone. Traffic flow has also been adjusted. One side of the main doors will be used for entry and the other for exiting.

Library hours are limited to 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Reserved hours for self-declared vulnerable patrons are 9-10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Library and Archives research/reference services remain remote at this time. Limited interlibrary loan and circulation services are available, including a curbside service for library and interlibrary loan books in development. More details about the curbside service to come.

For up-to-date information and answers to frequently asked questions about the building, services, borrowing, and returning materials, please visit our guide to Library Services During COVID-19.


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