Mar 13, 2020

Are there currently any changes to Library hours and services?

Currently there are no changes to Library hours and services. The Research Help Desk and Writing & Tutoring Centre are both operating as usual. Be sure to check the Langara College’s COVID-19 Update webpage for the latest on any changes to campus facilities and services. As the Library & Learning Commons is a common area that involves close contact with students and staff, as well as the sharing of workspaces, books & equipment, we urge all visitors to the Library to practice good hygiene before, after, and during your visit to the Library:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • If a sink is not available, hand sanitizer can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use hand sanitizer.
  • Don't touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are ill.

Students wishing to disinfect their workstations can ask for disinfectant wipes from the Research Help Desk (while supplies last). 

If I am unable to make it to campus, are there any services or resources I can access from home?

The Library offers many online services and resources:

If classes are disrupted (e.g., moved online), will the Library remain open?

If the College decides that it is in the best interest of students and staff to suspend in-person classes, the Library will determine its status at that time.

If the Library were to close, do I need to return any items I have checked out?

If the Library is closed, you are not expected to return any items you have borrowed until the Library re-opens. Late fines will not accumulate while the Library is closed.

Do you have any additional questions? Don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.