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COVID-19 Details for UIC Libraries

This guide is to keep people updated on requirements for entering the library during Covid-19 restrictions

Book Pickup

The libraries will be open to the UIC community in the Fall, so books may be checked out as normal.  Low Contact Pickup is available for those with accommodations that prevent using the library or those who otherwise require it.

Pick Up and Return Physical Materials

Physical materials can be requested online and picked up without entering the library, except for reserve materials, where you'll need to book a time. Most materials can be returned without entering the library - use drop boxes near the doors at any time, even if the library is closed.

If you have questions or an issue with using the library, contact Ask a Librarian.

Library Location Low Contact Pickup In Person Pickup
Daley Library Available 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Available during library hours
LHS-Chicago Available 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Available during library hours

Low-contact pickup procedures: Daley Library

  1. Request item using library catalog - select Daley Library as your pickup location
  2. Watch your UIC email for a Material Available notice
  3. Come to the West entrance of the library, 801 S. Morgan, M-F 9am-5pm and call (312) 996-2724. A library staff member will bring the material out for you. The UIC Healthcheck is only required if you are entering the building.

Daley West Entrance


Low-contact pickup procedures: Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago

  1. Request item using library catalog
  2. Add a note to the Comment field: "for low-contact pickup"
  3. Watch your UIC email for a Material Available notice within 24 hours
  4. Come to the library and swipe into the vestibule - materials will be waiting
  5. Call (312) 996-8966 if you have questions.

Borrowing exceptions

  • Daley Library reserves are available in a limited capacity, either as one day or one week loans.  Physical reserves material are quarantined for 24 hours between users. Reserves cannot be requested online - book a Circulation time slot.

  • LHS-C open reserve collection items are available for a two-week loan period.

  • NOT available: Materials in the warehouse, anatomical models, electronic accessories, and laptops.

  • Alumni borrowers may need to request a password to access the library system.

  • Corporate members: contact the library for assistance.