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Here is a rundown of current University library operations as of March 20.


  • The libraries continue to offer all services, i.e., reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, custom library instruction for courses, reserves, and meeting faculty requests for additions to the collection.  These services have been modified for either online-only or safe distance delivery.  
  • The libraries have waived all late fees for the ISU community for the semester


  • Building hours reduced.  Currently: 7 am to 6 pm M-F. Library staff are evaluating what hours will be once classes resume, but are looking at continued reduced hours that do include weekend hours.
  • Reduced number of staff in Library
  • Book checkout is now self-service only  
  • Group study rooms are subject to a two-person occupancy limit; chairs in excess of two/room are being removed   
  • The number of Library computers available for use in on each floor is at a maximum of ten
  • IT-managed computer lab in building has ten machines in operation  


  • Library is available as a study hall via card access only.  
  • No library staff in Library.  All (1 permanent, 3 students) will work from home for remainder of semester

Idaho Falls

  • Building hours reduced
  • Reduced number of staff in Library



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