Frequently Asked Questions about Library West's reconstruction

Library West is currently undergoing reconstruction to repair flood damage. This is anticipated to continue through the end of Spring Break, and we thank you for your patience during this time.

Updates will be made to this page as information becomes available. Please check back for the latest news.

Is Library West Open?

Yes! Library West is open. Although construction will be taking place, we will be open regular hours which can be found on the hours page: https://libcal.uflib.ufl.edu/hours/

Study Rooms

Unavailable: All study rooms on Floor 2 are unavailable.

Available: Study rooms on Floors 3, 4, and 6* are all available for reservation. https://librarywest.uflib.ufl.edu/spaces/study-spaces-in-library-west/study-rooms/

*Please note – study rooms on Floor 6 are for graduate students only.

Other places to study

All other UF Libraries locations are open and may have more space free to you for studying and computer research. Check hours and occupancy at the hours page https://libcal.uflib.ufl.edu/hours/

Online Proctoring Booths

All Online Proctoring Booths in Library West are unavailable until construction has been completed.

Other potential proctoring options on campus can be found at the Academic Technology Labs’ learning spaces page: https://labs.at.ufl.edu/learning-spaces/online-testing-and-proctoring

Media Carrels

Media Carrels are unavailable until construction has been completed.


Unavailable: Bathrooms on Floor 1 and the west side of Floors 2 and 3 are unavailable.

Available: Bathrooms on the east side of Floors 2 and 3 and on Floors 4 and 6 are available.

Research Assistance

Although the 2nd-floor Research Assistance Desk is closed, reference and research assistance is available via chat (https://uflib.ufl.edu/find/ask), phone (352-273-2665), or appointment.

You can find your subject specialist librarian on the subject specialists page https://uflib.ufl.edu/specialists and contact them for one-on-one consultations.


Some books on Floors 1-3 are not accessible.  Please check with staff for options to borrow these titles through UBorrow or ILL (Interlibrary Loan).