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Return to Campus: Library Services and Policies

An overview of the services available to UAH students, faculty, and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Notice: This Page Subject to Sudden Change

As a note, all information on this page is subject to rapid change as this issue progresses. This page will be updated to reflect current information as soon as possible.

This guide is current as of July 12, 2021.

Social Distancing at the Library

When visiting the library, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Maintain social distance (3'). 
  • Masks are required inside buildings unless you are full vaccinated.
  • UAH students, faculty, and staff need to swipe in using their Charger Card. Guests are allowed with sign-in.
  • The library will have reduced seating capacity. 
  • Consider using online resources and services when available.

Library Operations and Materials

A current overview of services is as follows:

  • The library's many online resources are available remotely for UAH students, faculty, and staff and the library continues to provide support for the campus remotely as well as our physical services and resources.
  • You can receive research help and general information assistance through refdesk@uah.edu or through https://libanswers.uah.edu
  • Please use the library Book Drop to return your interlibrary loan books. If you need help, please contact illuah@uah.edu.
  • UAH Archive & Special Collections may be contacted at archives@uah.edu or through their LibGuide: https://libguides.uah.edu/archives. They have a chat option available at that latter link.

Requesting Books Online

You can request books online to be picked up at the User Services Desk. From Primo Pathfinder, first sign in, and then find the books you want. You will see a "request" option under "Get It". Use that to request the book. 

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Library Bookdrop Is Open

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About Vaccination on Campus

From the campus:

It is vital that we strive for full vaccination throughout our campus community to continue to ensure the safety and health of everyone here at our University. Faculty, staff and students may visit the UAH Health Portal to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. To schedule an appointment for a household member age 12+, contact the UAH COVID Scheduling hotline at 256.824.2400. If you are not on campus, you can find a vaccine site near you at www.vaccinefinder.org. Although strongly encouraged, COVID vaccination is not a requirement for enrollment or employment at this time.

More information about Coronavirus/Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2

This Guide is about the library's services during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you were looking for our Guides related to Covid-19 itself, see: