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Welcome Back, Catamounts!

Dear Catamounts,

We are excited to welcome you back to the library; we’ve missed you! As the coronavirus pandemic continues to present us with a challenge unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes, we want you to know that things are different than you remembered at Hunter Library. As expected, we are responding along with the university to keep you safe while you learn, study and engage with your fellow Catamounts. We will be monitoring library use carefully and will adjust as necessary.

I’d like to share with you some of the steps we’ve taken to protect you while using the library. We’re instituting CatCard only access for entering the library, and you may notice floor stickers that ask you continue to socially distance yourselves from others while in the library. Many spaces and places in the library look different; seating is limited and distanced, and the virtual reality and study rooms are unavailable this semester. Additionally, the library will be closing earlier to accommodate a much more rigorous cleaning schedule from our dedicated facilities crew. This semester there will be no food or drink in the library. We hope you will understand that this decision was made with your safety in mind. 

Our librarians and staff will always wear a mask while engaging with you and we know you will do the same as a part of WCU’s community guidelines. We will continue to offer a range of library services virtually for those who are unable to come into the library to see us. Our research and instruction librarians remain ready to assist you virtually, as well as, our special collections staff.

Stay safe Catamounts.


Dr. Farzaneh Razzaghi
Dean of Library Services

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Building Guidelines and Policies

Please observe university COVID-19 protective guidelines in the building.

  • Face coverings are required. Those without a mask may pick up one at the front circulation desk.
  • Capacity limits will be displayed outside building elevators and restrooms.
  • Study rooms are currently unavailable. Discover additional study areas with our online floor plans.
  • The Virtual Reality Room and Audio Recording Booths are also temporarily closed.
  • Food and Drink are not allowed in the library this semester.
  • CatCards will be required for entry.
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