Library Access Policies Post COVID-19 Pandemic

6 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020 Last revised: 12 Jun 2021

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Mousumi Samanta

Central Library, Jadavpur University

Date Written: May 25, 2020


The COVID-19 Pandemic has resulted in extraordinary situations where global economies have been shut down using lockdown procedure to prevent the spread of this disease. Libraries have responded to this extraordinary situation by offering their services online through digital access yet remaining closed to the public. The purpose of this short article is to discuss on the issue of post pandemic re-opening of libraries and what measures they should be taking to prevent re-infection and spread of viral diseases like COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, libraries, lockdown, online access, library staff, digital documentation, sanitization methods

JEL Classification: I10

Suggested Citation

Samanta, Mousumi, Library Access Policies Post COVID-19 Pandemic (May 25, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Mousumi Samanta (Contact Author)

Central Library, Jadavpur University ( email )

Central Library
188, Raja S.C. Mallick Road
Kolkata, West Bengal 700032

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