University Libraries Reopening on June 1st

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 :: Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies, & New Program Development

The University Libraries located on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses will reopen to the UTRGV community on June 1 to coincide with the start of the Summer I session. Hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed weekends.

Our reopening will be a gradual process that respects current CDC guidelines for social distancing and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Face masks/coverings will be required to enter and use all library spaces. Plexiglass is currently being installed at the library service desks in Edinburg and Brownsville.

Books and physical items will not circulate at this time. Faculty members, instructors, and graduate assistants with specific research needs or requiring materials for course reserves should contact circulation@utrgv.edu

Computer stations will be available at appropriate distances from other users. Printing will be available, but printers will be located in non-public areas. Printouts will be retrieved by library staff (eliminating clusters of students touching a common public printer) and can be picked up at a library service desk.

Available staff can answer directional and basic research questions. Questions requiring extra attention or expertise will be routed to a librarian by phone/Zoom/Skype for a virtual consultation.

For further information, please visit our website at www.utrgv.edu/library or contact Library Administration at library.admin@utrgv.edu

Paul Sharpe
Dean of Libraries
paul.sharpe@utrgv.edu
(956) 665-2344

Source: Message was sent via email from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies, & New Program Development on May 20, 2020.