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Libraries Services Continuity

Building Access


PCL is open to provide the following services during posted hours.

  • Independent study on the entry level (2nd floor). Furniture has been arranged to ensure social distancing. You may attend your online class in Zoom using your own device or a Libraries workstation. Instructions are here.
  • Use of PCs, Media Lab Macs, Data Lab Macs, Assistive Technology, printing, scanning and microfilm readers. See Computers, Printing and Scanning for more information.
  • Pick up of requested materials from the PCL Desk.
  • Pick up of printed posters from the PCL Desk.

Entering and Using PCL:

  • All users must swipe in with their current UT ID card. Non UT-ID card holders may not enter the building.
  • Masks are required in the building.
  • To ensure social distancing, a limited number of people may be in PCL at any given time. You may check current occupancy here.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in PCL. There are study tables on the PCL plaza where food and drink are allowed.
  • See the full PCL Building Use Policy.

The following service changes and restrictions are in place to ensure health and safety:

  • Research help is available virtually only. See Research Help and Library Instruction for information.
  • Technology help is available virtually only. See Computers, Printing and Technology for information.
  • All collaborative study rooms, including group study rooms, presentation practice rooms and the Graduate Landing Spot, are unavailable.
  • There is no access to the 1st (ground), 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th floors of PCL.
  • Equipment checkout and courtesy office supplies such as staplers are not available.
  • University Writing Center consultations and services are all available virtually.
  • PCL STEM Study Center Tutoring is available virtually.

PCL Spaces and Services Walk-through

Life Science Library

The Reading Rooms in the Life Science Library are open for independent study during posted hours. No services will be provided.

  • All Life Science Library collections will only be available via the Pick it Up service to be retrieved from the PCL Desk.
  • No computers, scanners or printers are available.
  • Masks are required in the Life Science Library.
  • Furniture is arranged for social distancing.
  • A guard is posted at the door.

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