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UW Libraries COVID-19 Updates

UW Bothell and UW Tacoma Libraries may have different reopening plans based on individual campus readiness.
Check campus library websites for the most accurate information.

Operations and Services: Updated 9/17/21

  • Curbside Pick-Up is closed 9/17-9/21: Pick-up service will resume in Suzzallo Library on 9/22.
  • What’s open and when?
      • Health Sciences Library is open. Odegaard Undergraduate Library opens on Monday 9/20!  Both of these Libraries will require a valid Husky Card for entry.
      • Suzzallo and Allen Libraries open on Wednesday, 9/22. Special Collections and all other Seattle Libraries plan to open on 9/29.
      • Most libraries will be operating in a limited capacity Monday-Friday to start.
        • See Reopening Dates and Hours below.
        • Know Before You Go: learn about new policies and plan ahead!
  • Group visits and tours: No group visits, tours or orientations including K-12 visitors through fall quarter (January 1, 2022.)
  • Graduating students retain off-campus access to online library collections and databases using Husky OnNet or the off-campus proxy until the second consecutive quarter (excluding Summer) in which you are not enrolled.

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Reopening Dates and Hours

  • Plans are subject to change pending unit readiness (staffing, ability to implement new guidance from State/UW, etc.)  With the exception of Odegaard Library, most libraries will be operating in a limited capacity Monday-Friday to start. Hours will expand (including weekends) as sufficient student staff are hired. Always check the individual Library hours to confirm before visiting:
      • Odegaard Undergraduate Library: Monday, September 20 (UW Only)
        • UW Only: A current, valid Husky card will be required for entry to Odegaard for fall quarter as Libraries evaluates policy recommendations based on usage data and assessment.
        • Weekend hours start September 29th
      • Seattle Branch Libraries: Wednesday, September 29
        • Art, Built Environments, Drama, Math and Music: 1pm-5pm, M-F
        • Foster and Engineering: 9am-5pm, M-F
      • UW Bothell and Tacoma Libraries: September 20th, see campus web sites for hours



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