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Library Updates: Fall 2020

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The Mortola and Birnbaum Libraries are here for you! Learn more about hours, building use, safety, and important policies for the fall semester.

The Pace Libraries will look and feel very different this semester, but we are still here to help. Below, view important information regarding hours, building use, and much more:


Library Hours*

Monday–Thursday | 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday | 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday | CLOSED
Sunday | 1:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. (PLV Campus); 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. (NYC Campus)

*hours are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve


Building Use

The Library is available for independent study only. Library seating has been reduced by 50–75% to ensure 6-foot social distancing mandates. The following measures are in place to protect public health:

>> According to University policy, all users will wear face coverings at all times
>> All users will sanitize any areas used as a workspace before and after use
>> Furniture may not be moved for any reason in public spaces
>> Public computer availability has been heavily reduced and users must sanitize before and after each use
>> Group study spaces and sessions will NOT be allowed.  The libraries are available for individual study only

Once the Library reaches capacity, entrance to the library will be temporarily closed until occupancy drops below limit.


Borrowing Books

Users may visit their home campus Library to borrow materials from the Pace collections during regular library hours. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to request books in advance using the “Request” button within the Library Catalog, and pick up item up at the front desk.

Read more on the Library website for detailed instructions regarding book borrowing, requesting books, returning books, laptop policy, and more.


Reserves and Research Services

Circulation of print reserve books and textbooks will NOT be available in fall 2020 due to the inability to safely handle and lend physical reserve materials with short turnaround time. Electronic reserves are still available and use is encouraged. 

Research and Reference Services are still available virtually and F2F. Please use the Ask a Librarian button to access a group of options.


For the most complete and updated information, please be sure to visit the Library website. Note that policies, procedures, and hours are always subject to change.