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Use D!BS! to reserve a library study room:

http://bridgeport.evanced.info/dibs

Welcome to the Wahlstrom Library at the corner of Park Ave. and Linden Ave. near the beautiful Seaside Park.  Due to COVID-19, use of the library has changed for the time being.

Enter the building from Linden Ave. to the Garden Level or to the First Floor from the Park Ave. side of the building.  You will need an ID card to enter the building.  ID cards have to be set to allow entrance into the building by the Dean of Students Office and Security.  Only staff, faculty and students are allowed in the library at this time.  Each floor has a capacity of 45 people.

Printing is hands free on the 1st floor of the library.  Send your print job to the printer from any personal device by going to printing.bridgeport.edu Webprint.  Before you can print in the library, go to printing.bridgeport.edu and find your Card ID.  If this field is blank, enter the 7 digit number appearing on the bottom right on the back of your ID card under the barcode.

An image of where to find the card ID number

At the printer, waive your ID card in front of the printer card reader and all of your print jobs will spit out.  Please exit the library through the back stairwell if you are leaving the building.

If you need to buy something from Donut Crazy or get to the stairs, you do not need an ID card.  To enter the main part of the 1st floor of the library, stop at the Information Desk and have the long barcode on the back of your student ID card scanned.  This will help with contact tracing.

An image of where the long bardcode on your ID is located

When walking through the library, please practice social distancing and properly wear a mask.

When sitting at Library Study Tables, please sit one person per table.  Exceptions can be made for roommates and/or housemates.

When sitting at Study Tables, please wear your mask.

Many library computers are not operational to keep patrons a safe distance from one another.  Please practice social distancing and always wear a mask when using a library computer.  Additional computers on the 3rd floor can be reserved through the room reservation system.

Study Rooms should be used for individual study or to collaborate with a group using your laptop computer and Zoom or Teams. 1 person at a time should be in the study rooms. Exceptions can be made for roommates and/or housemates, and Rooms 1 & 6 on the first floor can accomodate 2 people at the main table and a third person at the separate desk.

Feel free to say hello to friends, but please follow the CDC guidelines.

There is one person at a time working the 1st Floor Information Desk due to COVID-19 recommendations.  Please wait 6 ft. back until the staff member is available. 

Please do not eat or drink in the library during the pandemic as it requires removal of your mask. Eating and drinking is allowed on the patio outside Donut Crazy or in the outer lobby of the building.

When you are ready to leave the 1st, 3rd, or 4th floor of the library, please exit through the back entrance facing Linden Ave.  These doors used to be alarmed, but we’ve turned off the alarms so everyone can enter and exit the library without passing too closely per the Governor’s recommendations for libraries.

Much of the Library furniture has been moved to the back corner of the library.  Please do not move library furniture.

The 1st Floor of the Library can be crowded.  To reduce the number of people on the 1st floor, use the 4th floor to study.

You can also use the library’s 3rd floor, just make a reservation.  The 3rd floor has computers, study tables, the stacks, and printing including color printing.