Reopen for Research by Appointment


From 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Effective July 1, the Lloyd Library will reopen for collection use. Whether searching for gardening tips, current or historic scientific information, environmental studies, or artistic inspiration, the Lloyd Library can serve as a resource. Collection access is part of a phased-in approach that will eventually accommodate exhibition viewing and in-person programming. Dedicated to health, wellness and civic responsibility, the Lloyd’s goal is to operate in a manner that promotes safety and health for employees, visitors and the community. We will conduct the Library’s business in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and recommendations, as well as the evolving best practices for libraries and cultural institutions.

Health and safety precautions include increased cleaning of the facility with special emphasis on high contact surfaces, an upgraded hospital-quality air filtration system, social distancing protocol, and limits on visitor capacity. Daily health checks will be conducted of all employees and a health/contact tracing questionnaire will be required with each visit. Face coverings for visitors and employees are mandatory. Special hours will be available for at risk individuals. And, materials will be quarantined for 48 hours after their use and prior to making them available to new researchers.

Research in any of the Lloyd collections, including periodicals, rare books, and public reference materials, will be open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Lloyd Library at (513) 721-3707. Upon scheduling an appointment, researchers will receive a copy of the researcher safety policy.