Reopening the Scott Memorial Library: Monday, July 20

Last updated on July 28, 2020

As Thomas Jefferson University begins to welcome back students, faculty, and staff to campus, the library is also reopening our doors.

The health and safety of patrons and staff is our top priority. Read the FAQs below for details on the library reopening and how we will maintain a safe space as we welcome you back.  

When will the Scott Memorial Library building reopen?
The building reopened on Monday, July 20. The library is open to all current Jeffersonians. The library is not open to the public at this time.

The library building will be open daily from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The service desk will be open:
Mondays – Fridays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays – Sundays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please note: The library building is not currently open 24/7 but from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. To enter the library building, all patrons must wear face masks, covering the nose and mouth.

What measures will be taken to ensure the safety of library patrons and staff?
The health and safety of patrons and staff is our top priority. All patrons must adhere to the university’s COVID-19 Community Standards, found in the Relaunch Guide. Students: access the University Relaunch Guide on BannerWeb. Faculty and staff: access the University Relaunch Guide on MyJeffHub.

The library will follow the university’s guidelines. In addition:

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on all floors
  • Reduced & spaced out seating in the library and computer labs will adhere to social distancing guidelines
  • Increased cleaning schedule for tables, bathrooms, computer labs, common areas
  • All library staff will wear masks and adhere to university guidelines
  • Increased cleaning of physical materials  

Additional details regarding library services & operations will be shared early next week.

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