What To Know about Campus Libraries: Summer 2021

Last updated May 28, 2021

The University Libraries serves both remote learners and those who are on campus to learn, teach or research. See below for the current hours for Davis Library and the Health Sciences Library. Please direct questions to libraryreopening@unc.edu. Stay safe, Tar Heels!

Below are some key points about using libraries this summer. You can read a complete overview in the Library’s Summer 2021 plan and learn more in our FAQ.

Questions? You can use email or chat to contact us, or send a note to libraryreopening@unc.edu.

Library hours

Designated areas in Davis Library and the Health Sciences Library are open for use.

Davis Library – 1st floor

Davis Regular Summer Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Closed
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Davis Library will be closed 7/4 – 7/5.

See all hours for Davis Library, including holidays and exceptions.

Health Sciences Library – 1st floor, 2nd floor, and lower level

HSL Regular Summer Hours

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

HSL will be closed 7/4 – 7/5.

See all hours for the Health Sciences Library, including holidays, and exceptions.

Kathrine R. Everett Law Library

  • All services will be delivered virtually. Circulation of books will be coordinated through the University Libraries pickup program.

Reserve a study room

We’ve removed some furniture so that you can study and still maintain six feet of physical distance from others.

Those who wish to study in the library will be able to do so without making a seat reservation. The one exception is for private study rooms at the Health Sciences Library, which remain available by reservation only. You may reserve up to four hours in a study room per day, which can be booked in separate blocks. Once you sign up, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a code you will use to check in upon arrival.

Reserve a private study room at the Health Sciences Library

You can use the microforms scanner booking form to reserve a time to use the microforms scanner in Davis Library.

Masks are required

Carolina’s community standards require face masks in all public and communal buildings, including libraries. Thanks for doing your part to keep other Tar Heels safe, including the library staff who are here all day and the family members they go home to!

Food and drink

Because masks are required in library spaces, please eat snacks and meals outdoors or in designated dining areas on campus. Beverages are permitted, so long as you remove your mask only while drinking.


In order to reduce crowding and minimize surfaces that require cleaning, we have removed computers, CCI printers and other technology from library spaces, at least for the start of the semester. Please bring your laptop and any other technology that you plan to use.

The locations of CCI printers on campus are listed here. For more information on CCI printers, see this FAQ from campus ITS.

Getting books and other library materials

Branch libraries and stack floors may be closed to the public, but you can still get items that you need through the Library’s no-contact pickup service. With your OneCard or valid borrower’s card, you can request many items from campus libraries. We will retrieve them for you and notify you when your books, videos or other items are ready for you to pick up.

Read, watch, listen and get help online

Whether you are in Chapel Hill, studying through Carolina Away or teaching remotely, you can find books, journals, videos and a lot of expertise online through the University Libraries’ website. Learn more: