The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is pleased to announce that we will fully reopen to all UMBC and community users effective August 16, 2021. Between August 16 and 29, we will operate on our summer schedule:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00 pm
(Note: We will be closed for our annual Staff Development Day on Tuesday, August 24.)
All seven floors of the Library will be open and appointments are not required. Card swipe will no longer be required to enter the library building. The Retriever Learning Center (RLC) will be open the same hours as the library. 24-hour study in the RLC will resume for the fall semester on August 30. Entrance to the RLC requires a valid UMBC ID card.
Per UMBC policy, all users and staff are required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while in the library building. We have removed furniture throughout the building and reduced capacity in our former group study spaces to encourage social distancing. Please help us maintain a safe space for all users and staff.
Contactless pickup of books, media, laptops, and audiovisual equipment will continue by appointment until August 29. Visit https://library.umbc.edu/curbside-pickup.php for more information. You may also browse the stacks for books, periodicals, or media items, but we encourage you to take advantage of our pickup and document delivery services.
The Special Collections Reading Room will open by appointment. Visit https://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/index.php for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Users are asked to consume all food and drink outside of the library during this time. Food services at Einstein’s Bagels are currently not available, and café tables and chairs have been removed from the Atrium.
The Academic Success Center (tutoring center) and Technology Service Center (Division of Information Technology help desk) are not returning to in-person services in the Library at this time. Announcements of their fall semester services and hours will be available soon.Future updates will cover library hours and services from August 30, 2021 on.