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  • As of Monday, May 24th, 2021 UCO no longer mandates the use of masks or social distancing. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask. Vaccinated individuals may continue to voluntarily wear a mask.
  • 4th floor is currently closed.

COVID-19 Response

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Max Chambers Library - Returning to Normal Operations

Beginning May 24, 2021, The Chambers Library will start returning to normal operations. All in-person services are resuming normal operation. However, the 4th floor will remain closed while furniture is relocated. Listed below are the upcoming changes to services and when they will occur.

STARTING MAY 24, 2021:

Masks & Social Distancing:
Masks and social distancing are no longer required but, consistent with CDC guidelines, those who have not been fully vaccinated should protect themselves by wearing a mask. Vaccinated individuals may choose to wear a mask.

Checking Out Materials:
The books stacks will be open and available for browsing. Materials can be pulled for checkout at the information desk. Reserve textbooks, DVDs, equipment etc. will resume checkout at the Information Desk.

Returning Items:
All materials can now be returned inside the Library at the Information desk. The book drop can still be used to return all items except laptops. Items will no longer be quarantined before they are checked in.

Reserve Materials:
Reserves, textbooks, DVDs, equipment etc. will be available at the Information Desk for checkout. Library staff will no longer scan Course and Textbook Reserves.

Interlibrary Loan:
As more libraries around the country begin to reopen, materials the Library doesn’t own will become easier to borrow. Library staff will no longer scan print items for e-delivery.

Innovation Studio:
The Studio will reopen to walk-in visitors with no user limits. All equipment will be available for checkout. You can schedule a tour online or watch a virtual tour.

Research & Learning Services:
In-person consultations will resume, but virtual consultations remain an option. Schedule a Librarian Appointment


Study Rooms:
The reservation system for the study rooms will be available. Reservations can be made online.


Study Space:
The 4th floor will reopen for use.

The $5 per semester free prints will resume. Any printing over $5 will be 5¢ per black & white page and 25¢ per color page.

If you still need to collaborate with other students virtually, here is a list of collaboration resources.

For more information about the University of Central Oklahoma's response, visit the UCO COVID-19 website.