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Library and Learning Commons Services Update - COVID-19

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

General Information - Winter 2022

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. A SCU campus ID is required to access the building. We look forward to re-opening to the general public when conditions allow. 

Winter Quarter Hours

Winter Quarter 2022 hours begin on Sunday, January 2 and are available below:

Sunday, January 2 - Saturday, January 15

  • Sunday, January 2:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sunday, January 16 & Monday, January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend 

  • Sunday & Monday: noon - 10 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18 - Sunday, January 30

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Monday, January 31 - Thursday, March 10 

  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. -10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. 

Saturday, February 19 - Monday, February 21 - Presidents’ Day Weekend

  • Saturday - Sunday: noon - 10 p.m.
  • Monday: noon - 2 a.m. 

Friday, March 11 - Friday, March 18 - Exam Hours

  • Friday, March 11: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Friday, March 18: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 27 - Winter/Spring Intersession Hours

  • Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 20: Closed
  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, March 26 - Sunday, March 27: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Learn more about: 

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 (https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/)

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 closed. 

Archives and Special Collections Winter Quarter Hours

Monday, January 3 - Friday, March 18, 2022

Monday through Friday

  • Reading Room: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (appointment only when the library is open)
  • Email SpecialCollections@scu.edu to make an appointment

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