Latest Library Information

(updated on 9/18/2020)

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester!

Jackson Library:

  • Jackson Library is open, but with modified traffic flow, access, and contact points in order to implement best practices for social distancing and the use of face coverings.
  • On September 20, Jackson Library hours for UNCG students/faculty/staff expanded to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Additionally, Jackson Library now closes to non-UNCG library users at 6:45 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.
    • Jackson Hours - Students/Faculty/Staff:
      Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. *
      Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
      Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m. *
      See the Hours page for exceptions and holidays.
      * After 7pm: access via SpartanCard at EUC Connector entrance only; College Ave entrance closed; Tower only.
    • Jackson Hours - General Public:
      Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
      Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Saturday: Noon - 5 p.m.
      Sunday: Noon - 6:45 p.m.
      See the Hours page for exceptions and holidays.


Harold Schiffman Music Library:

  • Please visit the Harold Schiffman Music Library website for details on services and spaces.
    • Schiffman regular fall hours are:
      Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      Saturday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
      Sunday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • See our Hours of Operation page for exceptions and holidays.

Services available include the following:

Visiting and enjoying spaces in Jackson Library must include the following:

  • All persons entering the building MUST WEAR FACE COVERINGS as required by UNCG campus guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available to patrons at both entrances.
  • Students are expected to keep a social distance of 6 feet from others.
  • No room reservations will be taken for individuals or groups.
  • Water fountains are used at your own risk; there are no plans to turn them off or disable them.
  • Housekeeping continues to periodically sanitize common touchpoints and restrooms.
  • Sanitary wipes are available in technology areas for use in cleaning keyboards, mice, and other equipment.
  • No more than four (4) people are allowed in the Tower elevator at a time.
  • No more than one (1) person is allowed in the Jackson Main elevator at a time.
  • Sneeze guards are installed at modified service points.
  • Stanchions are used to direct lines at service points.
  • Directional arrows are used at the EUC Connector and College Avenue entrances.
  • Social distancing markers are used to distance patrons throughout the building.
  • Areas of the building may close periodically for cleaning, as needed.
  • Please limit food brought into the Libraries.
  • Returning/checking out materials and other services:

    • Please use indoor and outdoor book drops to return all library materials, including DVDs and Interlibrary Loan materials. DVD return drops are also located inside of Jackson Library. Special Instructions for Returning Library Items
    • Please use the Self-checkout stations to checkout your materials.
    • Please renew your items online.
    • A SpartanCard is required for printing and photocopying at socially distanced stations, which are supplied with sanitary wipes. Money can be added to your SpartanCard for printing here.
    • Express computers are available on the first floor of Jackson Library, with 15-minute limits.
    • Interlibrary Loan pick-up, as well as holds pick-up, will follow a shipping option or be available for locker pick-up per instructions.
    • The Checkout Desk and the Digital Media Commons (DMC) will operate with reduced services and will not provide technology for check out this semester.
    • Microfilm and government document services are by appointment only. Please see the Government Information LibGuide for details.
    • The SuperLab, managed by ITS, is located on the first floor of Jackson Library. Visit the the SuperLab website for more details on services.

    Additional information: