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What to Expect at Gumberg

Floors 2, 3, and 4 are available any time Gumberg is open!

Floors 1 & 5 are undergoing improvements and are not available at this time.

Expectations of Library Users and Library Staff


Gumberg is taking extra precautions this year to keep you safe while using the library. Expectations are for the safety of all users. Please do the following before visiting:

  • Wear your mask at all times you are in the library (except when taking a quick snack or drink break or when you're in a private study room with the door closed)
  • Don't visit if you're ill or have a fever
  • Bring all your supplies with you as the library is not providing dry erase markers, pens, pencils, staplers, etc.
  • Take your own computer, tablet, or other electronic device with you to the library
  • Be prepared to socially distance when using the library; group study is not permitted at this time

Gumberg's Steps for Safety

Campus facilities crew members will be working hard to keep our physical spaces clean and disinfected. Library staff are enforcing and participating in social distancing and mask wearing. Signs have been placed throughout the entire building reminding users and staff to use the library safely.

Some of the other steps that we have taken are:

  • Seating throughout the building has been reduced to one chair per table and socially distanced to allow 6 feet between tables and chairs
  • Limiting the items that users can currently check out - no study room keys, white board markers, charging cables, Library of Things, etc.
  • Encouraging students, faculty, and staff to utilize online resources and virtual meetings with librarians

  • Quarantining all returned materials in addition to all returned packages for 72 hours before circulating
  • Reducing operating hours to allot more time for sanitizing spaces
  • Providing disinfectant wipes to clean study spaces before and after use
  • Offering flexible pick-up and delivery options for books and other library materials
  • Placing hand sanitizer stations throughout every floor and either side of each elevator