Fogler Library Fall 2020

Raymond H. Fogler Library is open to the University of Maine System. At this time, access to the building will be limited to the following:

  • Faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maine System
  • Staff from the University of Maine Foundation and the University of Maine Alumni Association
  • UMaine retirees with a Gold Card

To protect the health of library patrons and staff, we have implemented new procedures for in-person visitors. All patrons must enter through the Union-facing entrance and exit through the doors facing the University Mall. Certain sections on the first floor and select stairwells will be limited to one-way traffic. All patrons will need a valid card to access the library.

While building access will be limited to University of Maine System patrons, we are committed to providing the public with continued access to our services and resources. Staff throughout the library are available to provide remote assistance, including staff in Special Collections, Government Publications, Reference, the Patent and Trademark Resource Center, and the Maine Business, Science and Technology Library.

Fogler Library COVID-19 Policies

Entrance and Exit
The only entrance to Fogler Library will be the east entrance facing the Memorial Union. The exit will be the north doors facing the University Mall.  Patrons will need to swipe a valid MaineCard in order to open the doors.

Face Coverings
Face coverings are required at all times in Fogler Library in accordance with the University of Maine System policy on face coverings.

Food & Drinks
Food and drinks are not permitted in Fogler Library (except in the Oakes Room Cafe). The policy is on drinks in Fogler Library is new this semester. Because drinking requires you to remove your mask, please consume drinks in the Oakes Room to adhere to the University of Maine System’s mask policy.

One-way Traffic on the First Floor
Certain areas on the first floor and select stairwells are open to one-way traffic only. Please look for arrows on the floor and directional signs to help navigate the building.

Building Access
Access to the library is limited to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Maine System; staff from the University of Maine Foundation and the University of Maine Alumni Association; and UMaine retirees with a Gold Card.

Physical Distancing
Please maintain 6 feet of space between other patrons at all times. Seating has been rearranged to help with physical distancing. Please do not rearrange seating or move additional seating into other areas.