University Library COVID-19 Response

On May 20, 2021, the Board of Regents State of Iowa lifted its State of Emergency related to Regents Institutions and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regents’ announcement sets campus (including library) policy going forward regarding face coverings. Mask use continues to be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated, and optional for those who have been vaccinated.

Library hours can be found here.

Bookends Cafe is closed; however, plans are underway to reopen for the 2021 fall semester. Please stop by The Hub or visit the ISU Dining website for information about a campus cafe location near you.

The Fireplace Reading Room is open.

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Face coverings

Mask use continues to be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated, and optional for those who have been vaccinated.

Face coverings continue to be required on public transportation and in healthcare settings.

Face coverings are available for purchase at the ISU Bookstore, located in the Memorial Union. Individually wrapped disposable face masks are available in vending machines across campus, and in the five markets operated by ISU Dining:

  • Memorial Union
  • Hawthorn
  • West Side
  • South Side
  • East Side

Questions regarding other exceptions to this policy should be directed to covid-19@iastate.edu.

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    Enhanced cleaning

    Hand sanitizer, spray cleaner, and paper towels are available on tables throughout library buildings, and frequent use is encouraged.

    We ask that library visitors utilize the materials provided to disinfect computer and table surfaces.

    Enhanced custodial and cleaning procedures are in place in campus buildings including library facilities.

    Questions/resources

    Have questions or need additional information? While in the library, visit the Main Desk located on the first floor.

    For remote and virtual assistance, connect with us by phoneemail, or Ask Us Live Chat

    For campuswide COVID-19 updates and responses, visit the Iowa State University COVID-19 page.