The University of Maryland Libraries will move into Phase 1 of reopening on July 13, 2020. Phase 1 is a preparation phase with no public access to buildings and no in-person services. The Libraries' many services, instruction sessions, and resources will continue to be available online.
Progression to Phase 1 is based on state/USM plans to ease restrictions, and new guidance and protocols in place regarding staff/faculty safety, facilities readiness, etc. This initial phase includes:
A skeletal crew of library staff, faculty, students will be working on site. Staff numbers will be kept to a minimum during this phase to increase safe physical distancing and de-densification of functions. Teams will also be working in rotating shifts to minimize disruptions if any cases of COVID occur.
Progression to Phase 2, which will include curbside pickup of physical materials at McKeldin Library, is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 27.
See the latest updates on the Libraries' website at: https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/coronavirus-updates
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