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Reopening Details for UIC Libraries

This guide is to keep people updated on requirements for entering the library Fall 2020

To enter the Daley Library, you will need to enter the building at the southeast entrance (the IDEA Commons).

IDEA Commons Entrance

Be sure to swipe your i-card in the scanner to the right.

Library Hours

Richard J. Daley Library

Day of the Week Building Hours Chat with a Librarian Hours
Sunday closed 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Monday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday Closed 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Library of the Health Sciences Chicago

Day of the Week Building Hours Chat with a Librarian Hours
Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 10 a.m.- 1 a.m.
Monday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday Closed 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Digital Scholarship Hub will be open by appointment only- Details forthcoming

Special Collections Reading Rooms in both LHS-Chicago and Daley Library will be available by appointment only- Details here

Campus Health Screening Procedures

All people seeking to enter the library must comply with all University Level Policies on health screening.

  • Do not come to campus for class or work if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.  Employees and students are required to follow the wellness screening protocol outlined by their home college or department, the Dean of Students, or Campus Housing, even if an individual feels healthy.
  • Screening can be performed in-person on campus, or using the UIC Healthcheck self-assessment tool.
  • If you come to class or work and begin experiencing any possible symptoms of illness, you must leave as soon as possible and inform your healthcare provider. Employees should notify their local HR representative. Faculty, staff and health science professional students (Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Applied Health Sciences) should report through University Health Services online form. Students should call Student Health Services for guidance at 312-996-2901.
  • Individuals must be free of all symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to be cleared for return to campus.

Booking a Seat in the Library

All visits to Daley and LHS-C will require a user to book a seat. This is for individual study only. Study rooms and group study will not be available for Fall. Patrons will use this system to:

  • Schedule a seat
  • Use a computer
  • Check out books at Circulation
  • Use Print/scan stations

Reserve a Seat in the Library

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Library Use

  1. Complete a UIC Wellness Check and receive a daily pass for campus building admittance UIC Health Check (be prepared to provide Daily Pass when requested)
  2. Bring your UIC campus ID (i-card) for building access (be prepared to provide this to library staff when requested)
  3. All patrons must wear a mask at all times 
  4. Patrons may only use the seat they booked and may not change seats
  5. Patrons may not move furniture
  6. No group study allowed, one person per table
  7. Patrons must clean their assigned seat and work area in the library before and after use (some cleaning supplies will be provided).
  8. No eating in the library
  9. Drinking water is permitted only from personal non-recyclable containers
  10. Social distancing must be maintained
  11. Patrons should comply with all posted signs and library staff instructions

Patrons in the library who violate this code of conduct will be asked to leave the library and may be referred for student disciplinary process.

Getting Help from a Librarian

Research help is available from the library using virtual tools.  

Chat with a Librarian is available on most library pages in the lower right corner.  Hours are available under library hours.

Make an Appointment allows students and faculty to make an appointment directly with a subject expert.

The IDEA Commons help desk will not be staffed.

All reference help will be provided virtually rather than in person.  Link Here

Exceptions to Normal Library Use

Lockers are not available for Fall 2020

Study Carrels are not available for Fall 2020

Group Study Rooms are not available for Fall 2020

Vending Machines and Cafes will be closed Fall 2020

IDEA Commons Computer Lab will be closed Fall 2020

Circle Reading Room will be closed Fall 2020

There will NOT be designated quiet zones in the library in Fall 2020, though headphones should be used for music or video-conferencing.

Visitor Research Computers are not available for Fall 2020