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Policies during COVID

Face coverings

All Libraries users are expected to abide by the University of Washington COVID-19 Face Coverings Policy. For 2021 Fall quarter, face coverings are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Food

To help support the face coverings requirement, eating in the library is currently not allowed.  Please limit eating to a designated eating space on campus.

Beverages

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

Food & Beverages

Food is allowed in most areas of the library.

Restrictions:

  • Food is not allowed near Library computers (covered drinks are ok)
  • Food is not allowed near book and media shelves
  • Food is not allowed in the Third Floor Reading Room
  • Avoid foods and beverages that could damage materials
  • Avoid foods that could disturb others
  • Use covered beverage containers only
  • Remove or dispose of all trash before leaving

Though food and beverages are allowed in specific areas, disruptive behavior is not allowed in the building. If food odors are bothersome to other users, or if food and beverage types pose a threat to the preservation of collections, staff will take appropriate steps to discontinue the disruption. See the UW Libraries Code of Conduct for more information.

Spills:

Please report large spills so proper cleanup can occur. Staff are located at the following locations:

  • 1st Floor Information Commons Desk
  • 3rd Floor LB1-310 Library Administration Office

See Also

Contact

Library Administration

Phone: 425-352-5258
Email: uwblibad@uw.edu

Comments

Comments and suggestions regarding this policy are welcome and can be submitted by email (uwblibad@uw.edu) or anonymously through the online feedback form.