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What to expect at the library over summer session

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The ASU Library remains committed to supporting the health and success of the ASU community.

During the 2021 summer session, physical access to university libraries will remain limited to students, faculty and staff. A Sun Card is required to enter the buildings.

Non-ASU visitors are welcome by appointment only

Before you visit the library, remember to check the hours. 

During summer session and due to the university’s COVID-19 restrictions, operational hours will be limited. Be sure to check library hours before you visit. 

Study rooms are open with lower maximum capacity.

To ensure physical distancing, library study rooms have a lower maximum capacity. Most study rooms have a maximum set capacity of just two people, while some study rooms allow for three people. (There is clear signage posted outside of each study room indicating the maximum capacity.)

Mask up and no food, please.

A face covering is required inside all libraries at all times (even in study rooms, as these spaces are shared by many). Because face coverings are required in library spaces, please eat snacks and meals outdoors. Beverages are permitted, so long as you remove your mask only while drinking.

It's important to note that students will need to wear their mask in the library even while taking an online exam. Students will be allowed to remove their mask during the Respondus Monitor facial recognition and authentication process prior to the beginning of the exam/test/quiz, but then they will need to replace the mask and keep it on during the duration of their stay in the library.

Are there laptops and hotspots available?

Laptops and hotspots are available for checkout through the University Technology Office. Due to high demand, there may be a delay in receiving the requested device. Students in need of computing technology and who reside on campus or near campus are invited to use computers in the libraries and/or the campus computing sites while they wait for their requested device to be delivered.

Maintain physical distancing

Some library computers have been removed and furniture has been reconfigured to allow for physical distancing. Please try to keep a distance of 6 feet from others when you are in the library (about the length of Sparky’s pitchfork).

Need support? Librarians are standing by.

The ASU Library can help you with whatever you need. While you can connect with library support via a variety of platforms, this is generally a good place to start: Ask A Librarian.

Make a reservation  

The ASU Library is home to some cool research and collab spaces, including the Labriola National American Indian Data Center and the Map and Geospatial Hub. While all library research and archive units remain open, this summer you will need to make a reservation for some of them:

Questions? 

Visit Ask A Librarian to get all your library questions answered.