The UCR Library joins campus with fall quarter 2021 reopening plans
August 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the UCR Library joins campus in reopening for fall quarter!

Unfortunately, as the COVID epidemic isn’t over yet, it is important that library patrons follow campus health and safety guidelines. Library staff are prepared to adjust the availability of library spaces and services as conditions change.

Library hours for fall quarter are now available at: Changes and updates to library hours will be posted on this page throughout the quarter.

The library will host an Open House on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Sept. 1-3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New UCR students can visit and use the study spaces at the Rivera Library or the Orbach Science Library on these dates. Please note that Patrons will not be able to check out books during the Open House; however the Creat’R Lab will be providing contactless 3D printing. See the 3D printing service page for instructions on how to place an order.

Curbside delivery of books will end on Friday, Sept. 3. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, patrons will be able to check out physical print books from inside the library. Sept. 7 also marks the day that the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), which during the closure allowed access to electronic books that we owned in print, will cease.

The library’s Special Collections and University Archives will continue to be open by appointment only until Sept. 20. Please check their web page for instructions on how to make an appointment.

From Sept. 7-19, the library will be open weekdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Circulation Desks and study areas will be open and available for patron use during these times.

Additional library services, including Instructional Sessions, and longer opening hours will be available starting Monday, Sept. 20. The Information Desks in both libraries, as well as the Creat’R Lab and Poster Printing service in Orbach Library will be open on weekdays. Please check the library hours page ( for the most up to date schedule information.

Students will be able to borrow Course Reserve textbooks beginning Thursday, Sept. 23 (the first day of fall quarter instruction). UCR Faculty can submit Course Reserve requests through Friday, Sept. 3 using this form.

The library website will be updated regularly with additional information about the fall quarter reopening. Patrons are encouraged to bookmark and check back frequently for new updates.