See below for updated library hours, food, and micro-transport device policies in the Library.
Hours Spring 2023
Thursday, January 19th – Thursday, May 18th
Sunday: Noon – Midnight
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am – Midnight
Friday: 7:45 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Monday, February 20th (Presidents’ Day): CLOSED
Friday, March 31st (Cesar Chavez Holiday): CLOSED
Saturday, April 1st & Sunday, April 2nd (Spring Break Weekend): CLOSED
Monday, April 3rd – Friday, April 7th (Spring Break): 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th (Spring Break Weekend): CLOSED
Thursday, May 18th (Last Day of Finals): 7:45 am – 8 pm
Library Food Policy, Spring 2023
Last semester, the Library has observed various food use in our spaces and a significant rise in food spills, debris, and stains in study spaces. Beginning January 18, 2023, the Library will begin an altered food policy limiting most food to the 2nd floor North and South open study areas.
With the increased student traffic in our library, we’ve tracked more work orders for clean-ups, requests for trash can clearing, and more frequent need for carpet and upholstery cleaning due to spills. Work orders for spills alone are 7-10 per day, trash bins overflow with meal debris each evening and throughout the weekend, and multiple reports of ants and pests in study areas have occurred this semester.
We strive to provide a clean, healthy, and welcoming library space for the campus community, and we know that studying while snacking or grabbing a coffee to fuel great research is a part of that. We aim to accommodate this while maintaining the building’s cleanliness and comfort throughout the year. As such, the updated food policy is as follows:
- Food and drink are prohibited in group study rooms and individual study rooms
- Food and drink are prohibited on any floor except for the 2nd floor (North and South)
- Food-friendly areas = 2nd floor, both North and South open study areas
- Allowed: personal hydration bottles and light snacks (anything that fits in a sandwich baggie) in all areas of the library
- Allowed: catered food in event and meeting spaces
- Library partners such as the Learning Center, SSD, and the Graduate Success Center will continue with their food policies in their spaces.
The new Library food policy will begin on January 18, 2023. A communication plan and signage regarding this change will be provided by library administrative services before the start of the spring semester. Access services and public safety student assistants will be trained on the new policy and monitoring of the spaces.
This policy will provide a tidier, healthier, and more comfortable study and research environment for our community while reducing the added wear and tear on our library spaces.
MICRO-TRANSPORTATION DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE CAMPUS BUILDINGS.
This campus-wide policy is for the safety of our entire community. Micro-mobility devices such as scooters, bicycles, and skateboards can block safe walking routes and ADA access in the library. They also increase the wear and tear on our building’s flooring. We appreciate your help in creating a safe and comfortable library community for all.
Please secure your micro-transportation in a designated rack before entering the library.
This campus policy applies to devices intended for transportation such as bikes, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, unicycles, roller skates, etc.
Exceptions: Wheelchairs and mobility scooters required as mobility aids.