Carnegie Mellon University

COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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University Libraries

Working in tandem with central university offices, the CMU Libraries have taken steps to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19 and minimize disruption as much as possible during this time. Given the unpredictable nature of the current situation, we appreciate your flexibility as we try our best to respond to the needs of our community and minimize risk to our users and employees. 

The Libraries introduced new protocols that have been developed in accordance with guidance from the CDC, Allegheny County Health Department, and the Carnegie Mellon University Community Health and Well-Being Unit with the goals of supporting a high-quality student experience and maintaining excellence across the university's education and research missions. 

The majority of the guidance applies to our Pittsburgh campus. Additional guidance is available for our Qatar library.

  • All visitors who intend to study in Hunt and Sorrells Libraries must reserve their seat ahead of their visit. The Mellon Library space is operated by the Mellon Institute and accessible for those who already have clearance to enter the Institute. 
  • Call, email or use the chat function during business hours for on-the-spot remote assistance from Libraries personnel or to provide feedback and suggestions on services and library operations. 
  • Access to the Libraries' facilities is restricted to current CMU students, staff and faculty members.

Learn about the protocols for visiting the libraries.