Brandeis Library Resources During COVID-19

Last updated Nov. 18, 2020

As we work to offer more services on campus in accordance with the University's Scaling Up Guide, the health and safety of our community is a top priority. The Library is working with campus partners to design and implement policies and procedures for each scaling up stage, and we are monitoring the pandemic closely so we can adapt our services and access to our spaces and materials as needed.

Remote Resources FAQ

Building Hours for the Fall Semester

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

End of Fall Semester and Winter Break: Saturday, Nov. 21 - Saturday, Jan. 29

Spring Semester Hours: Saturday, Jan. 30 - Friday, May 14

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

All students, faculty and staff coming to the Brandeis campus must fill out a Daily Health Assessment before arriving and sign up for mandatory high-frequency COVID-19 testing. For complete information, visit the COVID-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next website. Read the announcement about the Spring 2021 semester, which will start Feb. 1.

Entrance and Exit Changes

The Usdan door will be designated as the entrance to the Library. The Plaza door will be designated as the exit. Signs will mark the flow of traffic throughout the building. People will use the card swipes at the doors when entering the building.

The Farber door will be designated as the entrance and exit for the cafe only.

No Food or Drink in the Library

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

Alternative Study Spaces

When the Library reaches capacity, or even before, students are welcome to use other campus common spaces available to students (subject to change during the fall semester). 



Pick Up and Ship to Home Service Information

Details for the Pick Up and Ship to Home services are available on the Library website. To improve this service outside of operating hours, contactless pick up lockers are available in Upper 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.