Libraries Reopen August 24

Libraries Reopen August 24

The UWM Libraries will reopen on all three campuses on Monday, Aug. 24, though access will be limited at the Golda Meir Library on the main campus.

The Golda Meir Library is reopening in phases, starting with most public spaces in the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons on the first floor, west wing. All other areas of the building, including group study rooms and library classrooms, will remain closed. We are developing plans to reopen reading rooms and other areas in the future.

The libraries at the Waukesha and Washington County campuses will reopen completely.

Across all libraries, public spaces will be redesigned to support individual, quiet study over group work and collaboration. The onsite focus will be on providing study space, access to computers and Wi-Fi, and library services involving physical materials, such as checking out books.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be in place. To give priority to university users, access will be limited to members of the UWM community and guests. During this first phase of reopening, the libraries may set occupancy limits.

Building hours, which are subject to change, are posted on the UWM Libraries website. Please note that face coverings will be required in compliance with state and city mandates and university policy.

Many services will continue to operate primarily or even exclusively online throughout the fall. For example, we will continue to provide robust online reference, research consultation, and library-related course instruction.

Story posted August 20, 2020