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COVID-19 Updates

Winter Quarter 2022

The Campus Library building is open and operating under the following COVID-related policies:

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required to be worn in the Campus Library, including in study rooms and classrooms. A mask dispenser is available at the entrance to the library building.

Feeling Sick?

If you feel unwell or are sick with any potential illness, you must stay home, regardless of your vaccination status. Check the symptoms of COVID-19 and follow the UW's guidance for what to do if you feel sick. Consult the COVID-19 Flowchart to know when to report illness and close contact exposure, when to get tested, and when to stay home.


To help support the face coverings requirement and need for hydration, adjusting your mask for a few seconds to sip beverages is allowed in the library.


To help support the face coverings requirement, eating in the library is currently prohibited, including in the study rooms. Please limit eating to a designated eating space on campus:

  • The North Creek Events Center
  • CC1 - room number CC1-041
  • CC1/CC2 - Stopwatch Espresso
  • CC3 - room number CC3-121
  • CC3 - GLA_CC3 Patio
  • UW1 (Founder's Hall) - lower level vista, second floor vista, third floor vista
  • UW2 (Commons Hall) - Common Grounds
  • UW3 (Discovery Hall) - fourth floor west end breakout space
  • UWBB (Beardslee Building) - room number UWBB-201
  • The North Creek Events Center
    • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    • Sunday: 12pm to 8pm
  • UWBB (Beardslee Building) - room number UWBB-201

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Campus Library is committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for all individuals. Safety measures we are taking include:

  • Following the University of Washington Face Coverings Policy for all library staff, faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the library
  • Ask that staff and individuals refrain from eating in the library building and use designated eating locations on campus
  • Access to a mask dispenser at the entrance to the library building
  • Access to sanitizing and cleaning supplies throughout the library building
  • Added air purifiers to all classrooms and the individual, media, and group study rooms located throughout the building
  • Increased daily cleaning of high-touch points and restrooms
  • Using MERV 15 air filters in the building's ventilation system, meeting CDC and WA Labor & Industries standards

Visit the EH&S COVID-19 Prevention and Response page for the most current information, policy updates, and campus messages.

For more information about safety measures within the Campus Library, visit the COVID-19 Safety FAQ page.


If you have questions about your research or finding research materials, please use the 24/7 Chat With a Librarian service for immediate research help.

If you have any questions about library materials currently checked out to you, fines, due dates, placing requests, or renewing items, please email

If you have questions about laptops, please contact Library Technology Services at or 425-352-3145.