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New Policies for Visiting the Levy Library: March 2022

by Angelyn Thornton on 2022-03-17T12:00:00-04:00 in Library News | Comments


With the recent decline in COVID-19 cases across New York City, The Levy Library has revised visitation guidelines for our library space. Please understand that these policies may be revised if COVID-19 rates increase or the regulatory environment changes.


In order to ensure the health and safety of all users and library staff, the following policies are in place:

  1. Library Access Policy
    • All users must enter the library with a valid and current Mount Sinai or Icahn School of Medicine ID.
    • If your ID does not work, visit the Mount Sinai Security Office located in the lower level of the Guggenheim Pavilion. 
  2. Mask Policy
    • Masks will be optional in all library spaces and locations. Anyone who feels more comfortable continuing to mask may do so. 
  3. Social Distancing Policy 
    • We strongly encourage you to maintain a distance of six feet between yourself and others.
  4. Hygiene Policy
    • Even if previously done on entering the building or in prior meeting, Hand hygiene with hand sanitizer prior to entry into the room (if no sanitizer is available, the meeting should not occur.)
    • Cleaning and sanitation supplies are available at the security desk. We encourage all individuals to clean their space before/after use. 
  5. Food and Drinks Policy
    • No food is allowed in the library at all times.
    • Drinks with lids are allowed.



We all need to be partners in keeping all Mount Sinai spaces safe. To ensure the health and safety of all our users and library staff the following safety measures are in place:

  1. The library will be maintaining a strict cleaning schedule, wiping common areas throughout our opening hours.
  2. Seats, service counters, bathrooms, elevator buttons, tables and chairs will be cleaned more frequently throughout the day
  3. Disinfection supplies will be provided at the Library entrance for patrons who will be using a study table and would like to disinfect their area(s)

If you have a question or would like to make a safety suggestion, please Contact Us.



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