Archived COVID-19 Library Services

Effective September 7, 2021:

Through December 2021, only consortium members will be allowed to physically enter the library to study, access texts and utilize library services. All students, staff, and faculty will need a school photo ID to enter the building. Please contact your registrar if you plan on need an ID card. Remote students, faculty, and staff do not need an ID, but can use online resources with a student ID number or barcode number. Contact us with any questions at or via the chat box on the library homepage. Read below for more details.

Library homepage:

Ask-a-librarian chat: Available from the library webpages and moodle, librarians are online from 9 am- 4 pm (pacific time) on weekdays.

Email: Send all questions (about anything) to

Air Filtration and Safety Protocols

As part of the GTU library's commitment to keep everyone safe and healthy, the air is filtered with a double filtration system. In this extensive and thorough process, air is twice filtered for two hours before the library is opened and two hours after the library is closed. The air filtration system uses both MERV 11 and 14 filters which filter out particles as small as 1 micron (such as bacteria, most smoke, sneeze nuclei, insecticide dust, copier toner, and face powder). The filters are replaced every 6-8 months or as needed.


Updated September 2, 2021:

Policy for entrance to the GTU Hewlett Building (aka GTU library) 

As the pandemic continues and the 2021 Fall semester begins, the GTU continues to prioritize the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students. All GTU courses are available in concurrent hybrid (in-person and remote options) or remote-only modalities. Remote library services remain in operation as well, curbside pickup, scanning and interlibrary loan services, and help from the reference librarians via the Ask-a-Librarian chat service,, and one-on-one zoom appointments. We strongly encourage the use of these remote resources whenever possible. 

GTU Hewlett Building will be open to GTU community members, including UCB students, faculty and staff,only. The building is closed to the public, with very few exceptions (for example, researchers who have scheduled appointments with the archivist). 

Individuals who want or need to enter the building will be required to abide by the following each time they enter the building: 

  • GTU COVID-19 Vaccine policies require individuals who enter the building to be fully vaccinated or to receive an approved accommodation. 
  • In compliance with local public health regulations, face masks must be worn at all times. 
  • ID will be required. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • A GTU ID card (to get an ID card, send your name, affiliation, and a photo --smiles encouraged! – to your registrar).
    • A photo ID from a GTU member school or affiliate
    • A GTU member school or affiliate ID without a photo, along with a photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or other)
  • Verification of full vaccination will be required. Acceptable forms of verification include:
    • Your paper Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC;
    • An image of the paper card on your phone;
    • A Digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the state of California
    • An approved private app to verify your vaccine status

For individuals who have received an approved reasonable accommodation, photo ID must be accompanied by the approved accommodation letter (and proof of a negative COVID test if applicable per the accommodation letter) from the Human Resources department (for faculty and Staff) or Associate Dean (for students) of the GTU, member school, or affiliate.

Thank you for your cooperation and helping support the health and safety of the GTU community!