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UW Libraries Operations Updates

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Updated 6/6/23


    • Suzzallo and Allen Libraries will be open on Commencement Day, June 10,  9AM-1PM
    • Construction on Suzzallo Floor 1: Construction to build out the new Open Scholarship Commons physical space will be active June 6-through the end of August. Noise and construction activity will impact the areas closest to this space. Many alternative study areas are available. Learn more about this exciting project and what to expect when it opens in fall 2023!

      Impact to Libraries Purchasing During UW Finance Transformation

      The shutting down of legacy accounting systems as part of the UW Finance Transformation and migration to Workday Financial means that the Libraries will be severely restricted in its ability to acquire course reserve and rush requests between June 6 and July 10.

      • All physical and streaming media ordering (whether reserve, rush or non-rush) will be suspended from June 6 until at least July 10.
      • All non-rush purchase requests will be suspended until at least July 10 (though we continue to welcome requests for new titles for the Libraries’ collections).
      • Course reserve and rush purchase requests for print and electronic books will continue to be filled to the extent possible, given our supplier restrictions related to Financial Transformation.
      • Submitting purchase requests for Summer and Autumn 2023 courses before June 5 will minimize the chances that the Libraries will be unable to fill your request in time for the course start, due to Financial Transformation.


      Access for Graduating Students and Non-UW Affiliates (no current Husky Card)

      • 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.
      • Users with valid UW Libraries borrowing card/privileges: If you do not have a Husky Card, you can request books from any UW Library with your UW NetID for pick-up at UW Libraries open to the public.

      Helpful Links

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    • Welcome Video learn how to access all of the resources available through UW Libraries
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    • Just ASK US: See all the ways you can connect and get help. The chat service is available 24/7 to help you find available resources, assist with research, and answer questions.
    • Health and Safety

      UW Libraries is committed to keeping our spaces safe for our entire UW community. Everyone who visits the UW Libraries also plays a role in helping to keep UW Libraries safe by protecting each other.

    • Masks are recommended at this time, but not required.
    • Masks are available for all staff and users at all public service desks and other locations across campus.
    • Check your risk- Per UW health and safety protocols: stay home if you have any sign of illness.
    • Cleaning supplies: All service desks have alcohol wipes specifically for cleaning computer keyboards and hand sanitizer available to all, with additional hand sanitizing stations at entry/exit points.
    • See also Libraries ventilation and COVID safety best practices to meet or exceed COVID standards


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