COVID-19 Services Update

Always Start with Marquette's COVID-19 Information

Please regularly check the Marquette University COVID-19 page for the most definitive, up-to-the minute information about changes to campus services during the outbreak.

Promoting Health and Safety

The health and safety of the Marquette community is a top priority at the library, and its practices mirror the campus COVID-19 response team's guidance for the broader Marquette campus. See Marquette’s comprehensive COVID-19 pages for current information, policies, and FAQs.

  • Entry is restricted to Marquette students, faculty, and staff with green COVID Cheq clearance; no other visitors are allowed at this time.

Remote Computer Access

Raynor Memorial Libraries are offering remote computer access which allows the use of the library's computers and software from home. Students, faculty, and staff with a current Marquette ID can connect their own computers to the library's and thereby use any of the software available in the library, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, SPSS, and more. Read more about how you can access a library computer from home.

Highlights of COVID Service Changes

The library’s online and in-person services are available to help you thrive academically and stay healthy. Here is a regularly updated summary of our current offerings. If you have questions about any services not mentioned here, please contact us.

General Building Information


Use of the library is restricted to current Marquette students, faculty and staff with green COVID Cheq clearance.

No visitors are allowed at this time, including alumni, retirees, research pass holders and faculty from other local institutions.

On weekends, the library's outer doors are locked; to unlock them and enter the library, tap your MU ID on the security panel located outside the door until the panel light turns green and the door unlocks.


The library will close nightly for cleaning; it is not open 24/7 (view building hours).

Library Spaces

Digital Scholarship Lab

Open; digital media editing studio is unavailable.

Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room

Open; outside researchers currently not permitted.

Beaumier Suites Conference Center


Brew Café

Closed for the summer (view hours on the Brew website); microwave and toaster not available.

Group study rooms

Select group study rooms in Raynor Library are open for reservation on a limited, trial basis.

  • Groups of 2-4: Study Rooms E, F, 026, 028 (Lower Level); 165, 167 (1st Fl.)
  • Groups of 4-8: Beaumier D (Lower Level) after 5 p.m.

These rooms may be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours per group per day. Strict adherence to Marquette's COVID safety guidelines is required.

Study areas


Virtual learning and study spaces

In Raynor Library, rooms R227 (2nd Fl.) and Beaumier D (Lower Level) have been set up as dedicated virtual learning and study spaces (see list of spaces campus-wide). Other all-purpose study spaces are plentiful throughout the library. If you find the doors locked, inquire at a service desk.

Graduate study room

Open; room entry is via ID card swipe.

Graduate student carrels

Open; application required. Sharing of carrels not permitted.

Faculty carrels

Open; application required.

Personal Research Assistance

General questions

Call, e-mail, or chat with our Information Desk; in-person help is also available (view hours).

Appointments with librarians

Virtual appointments are available.

Special Collections and University Archives

Virtual reference available via Ask an Archivist.

Printers and Other Shared Equipment

PrintWise stations


Poster printing service

Available; submit requests online.

Microfilm readers



Books, audio/visual materials, and similar items

All circulating materials are available for normal borrowing.

Return items to the book drop located outside Raynor Library by the Wisconsin Avenue entrance.

TIP: Use MARQCAT's "Reserve It" to place holds on items for quick pickup at the main circulation desk.

Interlibrary loan


Laptops and media equipment

Digital Scholarship Lab equipment, including laptops, is available for normal checkout.

TIP: Use MARQCAT's "Reserve It" to place holds on media equipment for quick pickup in the lab.

Course reserves


Workshops, Instruction, and Events


Available in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Customized course support is available, as well as video tutorials and online learning objects easily linkable through D2L.


Face-to-face events will be returning soon.


Online Support for Learning and Research

Students, faculty and staff working from home have access to most of the same library resources and support that are available when on campus. Our homepage is a good place to start, or find specific helps below.

For Faculty

For Students


 Helpful COVID-19 Information