Brandeis Library Resources During COVID-19

Summer 2021:
The Library is open to Brandeis students, faculty, and staff with reduced hours. There are special precautions for handling materials. When visiting the Library, please follow campus guidelines, as well as any signage and staff directions. Library services also will continue to be delivered via Zoom, chat, and email.

Last updated Aug. 2, 2021

Brandeis plans to offer a robust, safe, in-person experience in fall 2021. Students, faculty and staff coming to campus this summer should comply with all measures required within the Campus Passport, including testing and taking the Daily Health Assessment.

To learn more about campus updates and policies, visit the University’s COVID 19 Response: What’s Now, What’s Next website.

Current Visitor Guidelines

Brandeis Community

Brandeis faculty, staff, and students must show a yellow or green passport to enter the Library. Please report anyone who does not comply to Matthew Sheehy.


Visitors must complete the Daily Health Assessment.

The Brandeis Visitor Policy can be found here.


Remote Resources FAQ

Building Hours for the Summer

The Library will be open to all members of the Brandeis community with the following hours:

Summer Hours: Saturday, May 15, - Wednesday, Aug. 25

For a full list of holidays and exceptions, please visit the Hours page.

Library Entrance and Exit

The Usdan door is designated as the entrance to the Library. The Plaza door is designated as the exit.  Everyone must show a green, yellow, or blue passport to enter the library.

The Library Starbucks Cafe will be closed for the summer, and the Farber door also will remain closed.

No Food in the Library

Until further notice, no food can be consumed inside the Library. Please eat in your room, outside, or in a designated eating area.

Pick Up Options

Details for Contactless Pick Up options are available on the Library website. Patrons can pick up materials at the Information and Borrowing Desk in the Goldfarb Library or at the lockers in Usdan.


Some Library departments are appointment-only at this time. Information on how to schedule an appointment for the following departments is available below.

Remote Resources

When the Brandeis Library building is closed, or you prefer to work remotely, the Library can continue to provide you with expert help and services to support your research, teaching, and learning.