Please note that the library is Card Swipe Access only for all open hours. You must have your Catawba One Card to enter!
Masks are required for entry. Please follow all signage. Maximum capacity is limited to 100 persons.
In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, the library and various spaces within will have guidelines for Maximum Capacity. Please follow these guidelines and maintain appropriate distance.
Additionally, there may be a person at the door monitoring maximum capacity. If the library has reached maximum capacity (100), you may be asked to wait to enter. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Library common areas and equipment, study rooms (limited to capacity), certain computers, and all photocopiers are available for use. Cleaning supplies are readily available throughout the Library and we encourage patrons to engage in frequent cleaning when using common surfaces, and to wash and sanitize their hands often.
While you are in the library, please follow all directional signage for stairwells, as well as floor markings to maintain appropriate distance. Furniture has been relocated and every other computer is available in the common computing areas to facilitate appropriate distancing. There are signs to provide additional reminders on social distancing practices, mask requirements, and good hygiene practices.
Due to COVID precautions, we are unable to have members of the public in the library for Spring 2021.
If you require assistance with Federal Depository items, please email Constance Grant. Also, please be aware that there is a wide variety of government information available online. See our Government Documents research guide, or Discover Government Information here.
If you are already registered with us as a Community Borrower, we may be able to check out items to you from our Circulating (Main) Collection, our Juvenile Collection, and Government Documents. For this service, find the item in our Online Catalog and send an email to Constance Grant. We regret that we are unable to register new community borrowers at this time.
The SMART Center is now located on the Main Floor in the ICE Box. The ICE Box is to your left as you enter.
The Writing Center is still upstairs, but has moved to Study Room 2. For Spring 2021, the Writing Center is by appointment only. Make an online appointment here
The Library Stacks will be open for you to browse and retrieve your own materials. Items may also be requested for pick-up. Requests for materials for pick-up can be made through Constance Grant, Associate Library Director and Head of Access Services.
Library materials may be returned at the exterior book drop or using the book drop inside the library located at the Help Desk.
**All returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being checked-in and made available for shelving or circulation.**