The reopening of the ground floor includes the availability of distanced study seats and nine computer workstations by appointment, exclusively for student use. The available study spaces include 50 distanced study seats, eight study rooms for one or two people, and nine computer workstations.
Study seats and computer workstations will be placed to maintain a minimum distance of two metres between library users. Reserving a seat and time to use the library space can be made at our booking site beginning Monday, Oct. 19 and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The ground floor of the Murray Library will be open Mon-Fri, 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Study rooms G10 to G17 will have a capacity limit of two persons; students may book these spaces as singles or as groups of two. Study seats and rooms can be booked in three-hour blocks, mornings or afternoons, a maximum of two times per week.
Students are required to wear a mask while on-site at all times. Physically distanced floor markers and directional signage are displayed in the library, identifying study seats and computer workstations, marking entrances and exits, and COVID safety protocols.
Students are asked to arrive as close as possible to their confirmed booking time as there are limited areas in which to wait and will be admitted according to booking time and section reserved.
Printing will not be available at the Murray Library at this time. Starbucks will also be closed during this period. Direct access to our collections will remain unavailable, but items from all library locations can be requested through our self-service contactless pickup and scan-and-send service. All other floors and spaces in the library are unavailable and all other University Library locations remain closed until further notice.
Visit the University Library Online guide for more information about our operations and service for students during COVID-19. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and connect with library employees on Ask Us chat.