Video introduction to safety protocols when visiting the University of Chicago Library’s Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Upbeat instrumental pop music plays in the background]
Patron carrying bag and books walks down hallway leading to the front door of the Hannah Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center in the Joseph Regenstein Library. She pauses six feet from the door and make eye contact with a staff member inside at the Center’s front desk.
[Captions] When you arrive at the Special Collections Research Center, you will queue outside the front doors. Signs on the floor mark a spot for you to wait.
Staff member walks from front desk and opens Center’s front door for the patron. Both people are wearing face masks.
[Caption] A staff member will open the door for you and welcome you into the Center.
Staff member motions for patron to follower her inside the Center and points out the bottle of hand sanitizer on a small table in the lobby to the left of the entryway.
[Caption] Hand sanitizer is provided for you in the Center’s lobby.
Patron walks over to the bottle of hand sanitizer and uses it to clean her hands.
Camera cuts to patron standing in front of the Center’s front desk. Staff member stands six feet away behind the desk. The desk has a plexiglass partition. Staff member pantomimes telling the patron that she will need to lock her bags and outerwear in one of the Center’s lockers. The staff member also pantomimes that pens are not allowed in the Reading Room, and that the patron should use a pencil instead.
[Captions] Staff will ask you to place your bags and outerwear into a locker. They will remind you that you must use a pencil instead of a pen in the Reading Room.
Camera cuts to patron walking away from the front desk and down a hallway to the Center’s locker room.
[Caption] Proceed down the hallway to the locker room.
Camera cuts to locker room where available lockers are marked with numbered signs every six feet. Patron opens a locker door, places her belongings inside the locker, and removes the key from the locker. The key has a large, white, plastic tag attached to it. The patron takes the key with her, along with her notebook and pencil. She follows blue tape marks on the floor that direct her out of the locker room and back to the Center’s lobby.
[Caption] Signs mark available lockers. Secure your belongings in a locker and take the key with you. A pathway out of the locker room is marked on the floor.
Camera cuts to patron standing next to the Center’s front desk and near the Reading Room doors. The staff member is behind the front desk. She motions to the patron that she will need to fill out forms if the patron wishes to take photographs of materials or if the patron needs to order scans of materials. The staff member points to the patron’s reserved table in the reading room.
[Captions] Staff will tell you which table and cart is reserved for you in the Reading Room. You will fill out forms if you wish to take photos or if you need scans.
Patron uses her elbow to push the push-plate button to the left of the Reading Room door. The doors to the Reading Room swing open (outward) automatically.
[Caption] Push the button to open the door into the Reading Room.
Patron walks to her reserved table and chair in one corner of the Reading Room. A book cart sits next to the table. Her requested boxes and book are on the cart. A foam cradle is on the table for the book. A self-service photography form and a scan order form are also sitting on the table. An adjustable-height table for persons in wheelchairs is visible nearby. The patron sits down at the table.
[Caption] Proceed to your reserved table. The items you requested will be on a cart.
The patron rises from her chair and makes her way to the northeast corner of the Reading Room. A small table sits in this corner with cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. The patron takes a spray bottle with cleaning fluid and a paper towel back to her table. She wipes down the table top and the arms of the chair.
[Caption] When you are done, use the provided cleaning supplies to wipe down your table and chair.
The patron returns the cleaning supplies to the table in the corner. She disposes of the paper towel in a trash can next to the table. She uses hand sanitizer to clean her hands.
[Caption] Hand sanitizer is provided in the Reading Room.
The patron uses her elbow to push the push-plate button affixed to the wall to the left of the Reading Room door. The doors swing open automatically, and the patron exits the Reading Room.
[Caption] Use the push button to open the door and exit the Reading Room.
Words appear on the screen: Thank you for wearing a mask and following all safety guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you!