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How we're keeping our libraries safe: Home

Welcome back, Cards!

We’re doing some things differently in the libraries this academic year to keep everyone safe. We’ve installed Plexiglas at service desks, reduced some library hours, and are providing low or no-contact check-out of books and other materials. Also, masks must be worn at all times while inside our library buildings in public spaces.

We also request that everyone continue best practices suggested by the CDC: maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and take necessary steps to prevent spreading the virus, even if you have no symptoms. Most importantly, stay at home if you are symptomatic or have other reasons to believe you may be contagious.

Please continue reading for specific rules and hours for each of our University Libraries.

Archives & Special Collections Message

Archives and Special Collections' research room is open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00, on a walk-in basis. We ask all visitors to adhere to the University's Health and Safety Protocols. Currently, masks are required in University of Louisville's public spaces, including libraries. For more information see our "Prepare for Your Visit" page. We continue to be open to all via virtual reference: by email and telephone (502-852-6752). And don’t forget you can explore images, interviews, newspapers, maps, and more via our Digital Collections and Oral History Center online.

Art Library Message

Masks are required to use the Bridwell Art Library. Please contact us at artlib@louisville.edu if you have any questions.

Music Library Message

The Music Library is currently open regular hours to all. Circulation of materials is permitted. COVID-19 policies are posted at the library entrance. Please contact us at Music.Library@louisville.edu if you have any questions..

Ekstrom Library

Building Hours

Building hours. Building access is now open to the community. Masks are required while in the building.

Check Out Materials

The East and West Service Desks are open to provide you assistance. The service desk hours are different than our building hours. View West Service Desk Hours.

If you have questions, contact contact Ekstrom AUS.

Research Assistance

As of Aug. 2, the Ekstrom Library Research Assistance office (1st floor) is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. In addition to walk-up service, you can contact us by phone, email, or chat, or schedule an in-person or online appointment, using our Ask a Librarian page.

Online Instruction

Information literacy and library instruction is fully available for in-person and online classes. You can request instruction using our online form or contact Amber Willenborg for assistance.

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Important Information:

Regardless of vaccination status, masks are required in the Kornhauser library in all spaces except enclosed study rooms and private offices. 
Patrons needing additional study hours beyond Kornhauser hours are encouraged to visit the Ekstrom library on the Belknap campus. 
Ekstrom's hours are available here 
View other important information about visiting the Kornhauser library

Law Library Message

The Law Library will be open reduced hours. We will only be open to Law School students, faculty & staff with a UofL ID, and will not be circulating materials during this time.

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