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University Libraries Reopening Overview

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Access to the libraries? Yes The University Libraries are open for Intersession Break hours Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Up to date hours for all our locations can be found on our hours page.
Check-out of physical items? Yes We suggest placing holds on items through the library catalog and picking them up at the Circulation desk the next business day.
Curbside Service? Yes Starting August 16th curbside will be available on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only at Carlson Library. Appointments can be scheduled using the pickup appointment form.
Research Assistance? Yes Carlson Library Reference Phone: 419.530.2325 
Carlson Library Reference Email:
Carlson Library Chat: available on any page of our library website
Appointments with Subject Librarians? Yes Please contact your subject librarian directly to make an appointment.
Current Listing of Subject Librarians and Program Liaisons 
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending Yes Requests for both digital and print materials are being considered. Please note, outside library closures may cause delay or unavailability.
OhioLINK lending Yes OhioLINK has resumed print lending among participating libraries
Book Return Yes Please return materials in the Carlson Library book drop located on the south entrance (river side) of building.
Carlson Library Study Rooms No To increase seating opportunities Carlson Library opted to move study room tables out on the open floor to accommodate more patrons.
Mulford Library Study Rooms Yes Mulford Library study rooms will be limited to 1 person each.
Room Reservations No Room Reservations have been temporarily suspended for the 2020 - 2021 academic term.


Mulford Library and Carlson Library will be open this fall, with a variety of changes put in place to enable social distancing. Computer stations, printing and copying stations, seating areas and study tables have been rearranged. Group study rooms at Carlson Library will be temporarily unavailable. Small study rooms at Mulford Library will be limited to one patron at a time. Conference rooms at both libraries are not available. Visitors will be asked to clean areas they have used with provided sanitation supplies prior to leaving the library.

Mulford Library on Health Science Campus reopened on July 20. Currently, the library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Carlson Library on Main Campus reopened Monday, Aug. 3. Initial hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for Summer Intersession Break.

Both libraries will resume normal fall semester hours on Aug. 17. Hours can be found here.

University Libraries will be lending normal circulating materials for fall semester. All returned materials will be heat treated or placed in quarantine for three days prior to being released. The libraries will not be lending our laptops or other items such as calculators, headphones,phone chargers and whiteboard markers.  Reference services will continue to be provided via chat, email and phone. Some in-person reference services will be available by appointment. Carlson Library will continue to offer curbside pickup for at risk or off-campus patrons on Sunday from 3pm – 7pm by appointment.

Last Updated: 8/12/20