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Library COVID-19 Response Notice

The library has reopened to all users as of February 28 2022. Masks are currently optional in the ULS Libraries

In order to protect the staff and community, both ULS Library branches were closed completely from March 19, 2020 through August 9, 2021 and again from January 1 to February 27. The Library and ULS’s Emergency Planning  and Operations Task Force will continue to assess current conditions. Please see the library homepage for day to day hours. After hours access to the Wentz Library will remain off. In order to greater assist the community during this period, the library will be instituting a number of policies and practices. This information will be available on the Library website here.

Reference and Tutorials

In order to greater assist students during this period, the ULS Library is offering an easily-bookable online schedule for 1-hour reference sessions with the Library Director (36 hour notice required). In order to book one of these, please visit this website:

Quick reference requests can always be made via email to (quick reference is easily-answered questions, not in-depth research assistance).

Requesting Print Books

The library has now resumed offering books and article scans to all current students, staff, and faculty. The normal requirement that you live more than 25 miles from campus has been waived. Please place a "hold" in the book catalog and let us know how you'd like it delivered or email us at

Writing Center

The Writing Center will continue to be available to students via phone, email, and Zoom video conference. Check the Writing Center home page for more information. Check the library calendar for hours of online drop-in sessions.

Contact Us

Krauth Memorial Branch
7301 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Wentz Memorial Branch
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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