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As of June 24, the University has relaxed COVID-19 restrictions across many parts of its campuses. You can read what this means in detail on the University’s COVID-19 Resource Center, but here are some quick answers to questions you may have:

Do I need to wear a mask in library spaces?

No. Outside of the Medical Center, masks are not required for vaccinated individuals indoors or outdoors; unvaccinated individuals must wear masks indoors. This applies to all library users.

Do I have to prove I have been vaccinated?

No. However, unmasked individuals should be prepared to produce proof of their vaccine status. This could be a copy of your official immunization card, the UR COVID-19 Vaccine Status app (for students), the New York State Excelsior Pass, or another proof of vaccination as implemented by the University.

Is physical distancing still required?

No. In fact, we’re currently beginning to plan for the return of removed furniture and the removal of safety stickers on the floors and tables.

Is the University allowing campus visitors?


Are there still spaces only open by appointment?

Yes. They are listed below.

Help us remember

We’re still working to preserve this unprecedented time in our history. The University Archives would love to have your photographs, drawings, journal entries, social media posts, video and audio recordings, and other reflections on the pandemic. Visit Archiving our COVID Stories for more.