COVID-19: University Libraries facilities update and virtual service model

Thompson Library

COVID-19: University Libraries facilities update and virtual service model

Following updated guidance from the university in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, University Libraries will proceed as follows:

  • Thompson Library and departmental libraries will close starting Tuesday, March 17 and remain so until further notice. The Health Sciences Library and Moritz Law Library will also close starting March 17 and remain so until further notice. Please see their respective websites for more information. Please contact regional campus libraries for updated information about their operating status.

  • The 18th Avenue Library will remain open on a modified schedule for Ohio State students, faculty and staff only and remain so until further notice. The facility will remain open to provide WIFI and workspace for students to support their coursework.

  • To encourage social distancing, all library services will be provided virtually until further notice. Processes to facilitate materials access and delivery to users will be implemented shortly.

University Libraries faculty and staff are busily implementing a virtual service model, with the goal of making it operational in the next few days. The Libraries' extensive online services and resources remain accessible from our website, https://library.osu.edu, with additional functionality (expanded scanning and delivery services, among others) forthcoming. Libraries' faculty and staff remain available for research and instructional consultations via telephone, email or Zoom. The best ways to find support for research and teaching is by contacting a subject librarian or functional specialist directly or by connecting with us through our Ask Us service. Assistance is available via telephone, email and chat.