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VIVA: COVID-19 Reopening Libraries

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

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COVID-19: Reopening Libraries

Resources for Libraries:

Resources Compiled for Patrons:

General Tips:

  • Participation on or input to institutional committees related to reopening is helpful for libraries, and a library presence on student life committees can be especially useful.
  • Place signage in multiple locations about social distancing requirements. 
  • Put furniture in storage to help with social distancing.
  • Remove selected keyboards and mice and place out of order signs on every other computer.
  • Put tape on the floor to show social distancing spacing.
  • Add clear plastic guards at areas of interaction with staff and between computer terminals.
  • Consider setting up one-way walking paths through high traffic areas. 


Last updated on November 17, 2020.