In alignment with New York State and Syracuse University lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Syracuse University Libraries has reopened to the public effective immediately. All visitor and capacity restrictions have been lifted in the Libraries. In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unvaccinated individuals must also continue to maintain 6 feet of distance when gathering in groups and should continue to participate in weekly surveillance testing. The use of masks is optional for vaccinated individuals but required for unvaccinated people.

Libraries’ regular summer hours are:

  • Bird Library Lower Level to 5th Floor:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Bird Library 6th Floor:  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Reading Room available by appointment via email at It will reopen regularly on July 12.
  • Carnegie Library: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • King+King Architecture Library:  Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the holiday.