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NEIU Libraries COVID Operating Plan

COVID-19 Policies, Services, and Hours

How to make a library reservation


Designated areas in the Ronald Williams Library are available to NEIU students, faculty, and staff for use, providing quiet study space with access to WiFi, copiers, B/W and color printers, scanners, and 33 study spaces (8 computers and 25 socially distanced study tables) on the 1st Floor of the Main Library, Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and Saturday, 10am - 2pm (advance reservation required).

“Click & Sit” to reserve a seat

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

To request a quiet study space, please complete a Main Library Study Space Request Form to reserve a date and time. Only students currently registered for classes may reserve a two-hour block for use of the library. Please note that there is a maximum limit of 33 students at a time. You’ll need to submit a separate request form for each date/time you want access to a study space, and you will receive a confirmation for each accepted request.

If you would like to request a semi-quiet study space, you may do so in the Student Union. Please complete a Student Union Study Space Request Form to reserve a date and time.


In order to keep you and our staff safe, we ask that you:

  • Wear a face mask/covering at all times
  • Observe social/physical distance of at least six feet from any other person
  • Don't move any furniture
  • Wipe down any surfaces, computers, or copiers with provided disinfectant wipes before and after use
  • Remain only on the first floor of the Ronald Williams Library
  • Eat and drink outside of the library space
  • Limit your time to 2 two-hour slots per day

Northeastern Illinois University reserves the right to ask anyone who does not abide by these terms/conditions to leave the building at any time. Thanks for doing your part to keep others safe, including the library staff and their family members.