Library Re-opening Procedures and Space Reservation: Spring 2021

Beginning March 15, 2021, the William H. Hannon Library will be open for quiet study by LMU students who reserve a space in advance. During this initial re-opening phase, students will be able to access the library Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. by reservation. At this time, spaces can only be reserved by currently enrolled LMU students.

LMU students can sign up here: Hannon Library Quiet Space Reservation Form

In the pilot stage, we have arranged the library study areas on Level 2 and 3 to accommodate socially distanced seating for 40 students (10 students per study wedge area)

  • Students can reserve up to 10 reservations this semester (Spring 2021), each lasting 1 hour and fifty minutes.
  • Spaces can only be reserved for individuals (no group study available at this time)
  • Back to back reservations are allowed, but will be counted as 2 reservations toward the limit of 10.
  • The library will be open Monday – Friday from 11a.m. – 2:50 p.m. for these reservations.
  • Seats will be randomly assigned by library staff before you arrive in the library. In order to expedite the process of check in, we will not be able to move your assigned seat.
  • Reservations will be available for two weeks at a time.
  • Reservations must be made three days in advance – no exceptions
    If you learn at least four days in advance that you will not be able to use your reservation, please cancel it to release the reservation to others.

Students visiting the campus will be expected to adhere to all university guidelines for campus access, as laid out in the email confirmation you will receive. Please be prepared to present your green Lion Health Check email at the library entrance, and bring your OneCard in order to access the building.

Please remain masked at all times while on campus. If you need to eat or drink, you will need to take a break outside the library. Please plan to bring your own laptops, study materials, pens, and headphones for your study in the library. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to provide additional materials in the library. Review our Library Community Guidelines (below) before your reservation.

For all other library services, please visit our Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19 guide.

Health and Safety Protocols

We are complying with the county protocols for Reopening Higher Education and Reopening Libraries. In order to give students a better idea of what to expect while in the library, we have created a summary of available cleaning supplies and other measures.

  • Campus safety protocols are in place and are the primary guidelines under which the library will re-open. These protocols include masking at all times, social distancing measures between seats, and Lion Health Check symptom reporting before entering campus.
  • Automatic hand sanitizer dispensers are available near the entrance to each study wedge.
  • Disinfecting wipes are mounted on a column in each study wedge, and offered near the copier and self-checkout machines.
  • Plexiglass is in place at service points.
  • Signage regarding COVID-19 guidelines is posted at entrance and near study areas.

Community Guidelines

Before claiming a space in the library, students will be asked to consent to the following community guidelines:

  • I understand that not adhering to these guidelines may result in campus access being revoked for the remainder of the semester, and a report to the Dean of Students.
  • I agree to wear a mask over my nose and mouth at all times while in the library.
  • I understand this study space is for quiet study, and I must wear headphones if watching or listening to media.
  • I agree to clean the table space and chair armrests at the start and end of my reservation, using the disinfecting wipes on the column.
  • I agree to wash my hands regularly and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • I agree to leave the library if I would like to eat or drink.
  • I agree to sit in my assigned, reserved spot and only leave that spot to use the restroom or take a break outside of the building. If taking a break, I will let the library staff member at the kiosk know.
  • I agree to check out with the library staff member at the kiosk once my reservation is over or I am finished with my reservation. I understand that I must leave the library when my reservation time has ended.
  • I understand that equipment (headphones, phone chargers, etc.) and office supplies (pens, paper, etc.) are not available at this time, and I must bring my own if needed.

Proof of Flu Vaccination: Please note also that accessing campus requires proof of flu vaccination to Student Health Services (via the Immunization Entry tab at Students can email to schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot.

We look forward to seeing you in the library this semester. Please note that guidelines from the campus and the county are constantly in flux and we may need to modify these procedures as the situation changes. We hope that you will understand our need to be flexible at this time.