We have some new protocols for keeping our spaces and high-touch surfaces clean and for promoting health and safety in accordance with university guidelines. Access to some spaces is limited or restricted, and some services are being offered primarily or only online.
Bierce Library is open beginning Monday, August 24, 2020:
Monday- Thursday 8:00am- 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm- 6:00pm
Archives is available by appointment only: Monday- Friday 10am - 3pm.
The health and safety of our employees and patrons are our top priorities, so we will look a bit different during your next visit:
- required face coverings/masks
- clear shields on service desks
- signage encouraging you to maintain a distance from others of at least six feet
- hand sanitizer
- fewer chairs and limited seating
- distanced computers
- sanitizing activity
Our Curbside Service is still available by appointment for patrons who do not want to enter our buildings.
We’re in this together, and we look forward to seeing you, with our safety protocols in place!
UA faculty, staff, and students can request Akron-owned library materials online and retrieve them by appointment from Bierce Library. Requestable material includes Bierce and Science & Technology Libraries’ general collections, Test Prep, Curriculum Center, and Media.
The requested material can either be mailed to a home address, retrieved from Bierce Library’s lobby or by appointment curbside pickup. MediaTech items cannot be mailed. Library patrons will receive a direct email about these retrieval procedures.
Social distancing will be strictly enforced and masks are required for visitors.