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Library and Learning Commons Services Update - COVID-19

Information on library and learning commons services during COVID-19.

General Information - Fall 2021

This guide is designed to provide you with additional information on Library and Learning Commons' operations and services at this time.  This guide will be updated as needed. 

The Learning Commons is currently open to SCU affiliates. We look forward to re-opening to the general public when conditions allow. 

Study Space & Printing

The Learning Commons is open to current SCU affiliates, including alumni. A SCU campus ID is required to access the building. 

Group study rooms are now available to use. Go to to make a reservation.

Fall Quarter Hours

Sunday, September 19 - Saturday, October 16

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - midnight

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - midnight

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 17 - Friday, November 19

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - midnight

  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - midnight

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, November 20 - Friday, November 26 (Thanksgiving break week)

  • Saturday: noon - 5 p.m.

  • Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

  • Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Thursday - Friday: closed

Saturday, November 27 - Thursday, December 9

  • Saturday, November 27: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Sunday: 10 a.m.- 2 a.m.

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 a.m.

  • Friday: 8 a.m. - midnight

  • Saturday, Dec 4: 8 a.m. - midnight

Information about using study space in the Learning Commons is available on the Study Space and Printing page of this guide.

Please note: Services may be suspended or modified based on local health guidance.

Accessing Library Materials

Information for Alumni

Upon arrival, please call the Library Help Desk at 408-554-5020. A library courtesy card or Alumni Office identification must be presented when entering the Learning Commons. Starting September 15, alumni visitors must also present verification of vaccinated status via their Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (

Archives and Special Collections Reading Room Hours

Due to COVID-19 constraints, and with staff continuing to work remotely, part-time, The Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room will be open only by appointment to SCU affiliates. Same day appointments may be accommodated at the discretion of A&SC staff, depending upon staff availability and commitments. The A&SC Gallery is open on a modified schedule. 

Archives and Special Collections Fall Quarter Hours

Monday, September 20 - Friday, December 10, 2021

Monday through Friday

  • Reading Room: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (appointment only)
  • Exhibit open hours: 10 a.m. - noon and by appointment
  • Ask an Archivist chat: 1 - 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 22 - Friday, November 26, 2021

  • Reading Room closed
  • Exhibit closed
  • Ask an Archivist closed

Faculty Information

If you have additional questions about services or access to materials that are not addressed in this update, please contact your Subject Librarian for assistance.

Additional Links to COVID-19 Information