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COVID Update for Fall 2020

Limited Access

Due to health concerns the Library is limiting access to university employees and students only. You may be asked to show your BYU I.D. when entering the Library.

The Library is following the university’s COVID policies including requiring people to wear face coverings (masks), wash hands, and maintain physical distance.

You can learn more about BYU’s COVID plans here https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus/.


Online Research Help For Students

Students engaging in research are encouraged to contact subject librarians via their Research Guides. The guides provide e-mail and appointment links. We also offer Chat with a librarian.

The majority of materials students will need including our databaseselectronic journalsstreaming services, and eBooks are available through our website, lib.byu.edu.


Do You Have Questions?

You can chat with librarians from home via https://lib.byu.edu/chat/?url=https://lib.byu.edu/

These specialized Help Desks are available online to answer questions. Click on the area you are interested in.

Level 5 Humanities

Level 4 Music & Dance

Level 2 Science

Level 2 Religion & Family History

Level 1 Social Sciences



All library events for fall semester have been cancelled or moved to virtual formats. This includes lectures, music, films, workshops, and conferences.


Preventative Efforts

The library building care staff have adjusted their routine to include regular cleaning of door handles and frequently-touched surfaces.

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available at numerous locations throughout the building.

We have removed some furniture to encourage individual study and are asking patrons not to study in large groups. Guides to social distancing have been posted in all of the study areas and we are asking patrons to leave chairs where they found them.

We have reduced our in-house staffing by having employees work off-site where possible. Check our Research Guides for your librarian’s contact information or use the chat system.

We encourage patrons to use online resources first. If a visit to the library building is necessary, we ask everyone to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, avoid touching staff, respect the plexiglass panels during interactions with staff, and use hand sanitizer and/or wash hands frequently. Please visit the university’s Covid-19 information page for the latest on the university’s response.