September 11, 2020
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ANNOUNCEMENT: New Reservation System in the JKM Library

In order to protect the health and safety of our JKM Library patrons, we have instituted a reservation system for all library seats in the building. This includes our group and individual study rooms, as well as study tables, study carrel desks, comfortable seating, and computer lab seating.

Starting Monday, September 14, all patrons entering the JKM Library building will need to have a reservation in addition to presenting their Chatham IDs and temperature screening cards. Spaces should be reserved in advance of entering the library via this link: https://chathamlibrary.libcal.com/reserve/. Use the dropdown menus at the top of the screen to select different library spaces.

Additional protocols and requirements are in place as well:

  • Padding has been added to each reservation to allow for air circulation before use by the next patron. Patrons must leave their space promptly at the end of the reservation to allow for that padding to work.
  • Patrons are restricted to 3 hours of reservation time in the library building per day, which can be split into two separate reservations.
  • Reservations may be made up to 28 days in advance.
  • Patrons are expected to wipe down their reserved areas after use. Wipe dispensers have been installed on all four floors of the library (near the elevators plus extra ones in the labs and classrooms).
  • Please do not move furniture, including chairs. It has been arranged for appropriate social distancing.
  • Masks must always be worn in the library building unless alone in a group or individual study with the door closed.
  • No food is allowed in the library building. Drinks with lids are permitted.
  • Meetings with OAAR or Career Development do not require reservations through the library’s system, but if you would like to remain in the library after a meeting, you will need one.
  • Library staff is monitoring adherence to campus health & safety protocols, providing friendly reminders, and following appropriate reporting procedures as necessary.

If you have any questions or need guidance while you learn the new reservation system, please contact the library or a librarian. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we make every effort to keep the library as safe as possible for you!

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