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Please see this Guide to Modified Services for Summer 2021

Berntsen Library - Guide to Modified Services

For Students, Faculty, & Staff


The Berntsen Library is open for Summer 2021 with a few modified services. Please continue reading for more specifics.  

Changes to the Library's Spaces

To help minimize COVID transmission, we've made the following changes to our spaces.

  • Seating has been appropriately distanced. 
  • Plexiglass shields have been added at the Circulation and Reference desks.
  • Cleaning supply stations (disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, facial tissues) have been added throughout the building to help safeguard our community.
  • Study rooms and restrooms have a 2 person max occupancy.

Additional Library Policies 

To help ensure the library and its resources remain available and safe for use, we ask the following of you.

  • If you are not fully vaccinated, MDH strongly recommends you wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet physical distance from others. 
  • Wipe surfaces before use.
  • Leave furniture as it is arranged for proper distancing. 
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before and after handling library materials and technology.