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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), 4th and 5th floors. Furniture has been arranged to ensure social distancing. You may attend your online class using your own headphones in any computer lab or study space.
  • 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.
  • See the full PCL Building Use Policy.

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

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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