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Library Building to Open August 23

Published April 16, 2021

The library building is set to reopen August 23, 2021. 

Guidelines have been set in consultation with Envionmental, Health and Safety (EHS) and Beach Building Services (BBS) and Vice Provost Jody Cormack.​

Hours will be: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 9 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and closed Sundays.

For information on library services currently available, visit our COVID update page.


  • Will all floors be open?

All Library floors/areas are anticipated to be open.

  • Will computer labs be open? 

The computer lab will open. Every other computer will be operating in a staggered pattern, so no one will be seated across from each other. Once a user is logged off, computer lab student employees will wipe down the work area.

  • Will book stacks be open?

Stacks will be open for browsing. Signage will direct a path of travel.

  • Will restrooms be open?

Restrooms will be open with distancing.  Alternate urinals, toilets, and sinks will be covered/blocked and shut off with signage accordingly. Small trash cans will be placed by exit doors so users can use paper towels to open the door after hand washing.

  • At what percent capacity will you open for red, orange, and yellow tiers?

CDC and Long Beach Health Department will dictate the tier and the library will adhere to EHS & BBS guidelines.

  • How will the library maintain 6 foot social distancing? 

For the large study areas, tables will have 3 of the 4 chairs removed. Any side by side seating or small tables will have caution tape/signage placed marking a 6ft distance. This will include couches, standing computers, printers, and all other similar locations. 

  • What special cleaning procedures will be used?

Restrooms and computers labs are discussed above. In addition there will be 2 hand sanitizing stations in each lobby. There will be plexi-glass barriers at all service counter areas.  BBS will also provide a custodian to stock all cleaning and restroom supplies and clean high traffic areas (doors, door handles, counters, tables) at least 3 times a day, in addition to the library's own staff and student cleaning.

  • Will CSULB ID be required to enter?

It is anticipated that CSO officers with be checking student/faculty IDs at the door and be doing building occupant counts to maintain required percent capacity.

Please direct questions regarding building opening to Library Administration.