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COVID-19 Restrictions to Reserving a Room at EKU Libraries

Unmediated room reservations for spaces in the John Grant Crabbe Main Library will be unavailable through the fall 2020 semester in order to adhere to state and CDC health and safety guidelines to meet capacity and social distancing recommendations.

Quiet Study and Noise Complaints

Due to COVID-19, EKU Libraries main library is currently a space where many activities are happening:

  • computer use and printing
  • studying
  • Zoom and online meetings for online only classes, online interviews, club and group events, etc. 
  • Personal phone calls necessary to balance work, school, and home 

In addition, our traditional quiet 4th floor is closed through the fall semester due to COVID-19 collection precautions. As a result, quiet study is not currently being enforced at EKU Libraries. 

Some tips and courtesy recommendations:

  • Please bring and use headphones and do not use speaker phones or external laptop speakers.
  • Be courteous to other students: keep conversations low, be considerate and respectful to other patrons, and consider moving to another location when needed.
  • Need ear plugs? Please ask for a free pair at the help desk. 

If you feel that someone is causing a significant and extended disturbance outside of reasonable limits, do let us know at the library help desk.  

Does the library have space where I can Zoom?

The library has 10 study rooms on the first floor (basement level) that have a one-person occupancy and are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

The study rooms are not equipped with their own ventilation so masks must be worn while in one of the study rooms.

Unmediated room reservations for spaces and groups in the Crabbe Main Library will be unavailable through the fall 2020 semester in order to adhere to state and CDC health and safety guidelines to meet capacity and social distancing recommendations.

Visitors are limited to just EKU students, faculty and staff. Only the main entrance (Little Entrance) is open.

EKU patrons will need to scan their official EKU ID -- their Colonel Card -- when entering the library building.

Masks are required.

Patrons are required to practice 6ft social distancing guidelines and wipe down the surfaces they used when leaving. 

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