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Spring Spaces & Services Updates

Starting Tuesday, January 18, 2022, University Libraries will reinstate services and activities that were affected by the pandemic.

  • Public computers will be available for visitors
  • In-person events and programs will resume (although some events will remain virtual). Adherence to health and safety measures, including masks and physical distancing will be required at all in-person events.

John M. Olin Library will reopen the following spaces:

Additional seating will become available on Level 1 by early in the spring semester, including in the northwest corner of Olin Library (former home to the Writing Center), which will be reconfigured to house study cubbies.

Olin Library Spring 2022 Hours

Once regular operations resume, spring hours in Olin Library will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am to midnight
  • Friday: 8:30 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to midnight

There will be 24/7 access to Olin Library during reading week and finals in spring 2022. The Help Desk in Olin Library will be available from 9 am to 9 pm on Sunday-Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm on Friday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.

Olin Library Swipe Card Updates

Olin Library will make changes to swipe access at the start of the spring semester. Card swipe with a valid Washington University ID is required at the Olin Library during the following operational hours:

  • After 8 pm, Sunday—Thursday

No card swipe is required on Friday and Saturday. Users without a valid university ID will not be able to access Olin Library during swipe-access-only hours and are expected to leave Olin at the start of swipe-access-only hours

Please visit our hours page for the most up-to-date details for all University Libraries locations.