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Current COVID Policies: Home

We are eager to serve students and faculty in this challenging time, and this guide will be updated regularly.

Current COVID Policies


The Regent University Library is open to current Regent students, faculty, and staff only. In light of COVID and the requirements of maintaining a safe campus, we're sorry that we cannot permit community members, alumni, family members, children, or guests to enter at this time. All commuter students, whether you are taking any on-campus classes or not, who wish to use the library will need to be approved through Student Services. Campus policy (Please review the full policy at currently states that effective July 15


  • Vaccinations: Regent will not require students and employees to be vaccinated. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) strongly encourages individuals to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus. Regent wants students and employees to make the healthcare choices that best support their well-being and the well-being of others.


  • Masking: Masking protocols at Regent will follow CDC guidelines which indicate that fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities on-campus without wearing a mask; however, vaccinated individuals may continue to wear masks if they so choose. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged by the CDC to continue to wear masks indoors. Regent is encouraging employees and students to respect these guidelines and conduct themselves in a manner that best preserves their own health and the health of others. Masks are no longer required to be worn outdoors.


  • Self-screening: Completion of the daily self-screening questionnaire is no longer required. However, if students or employees have symptoms or believe they have been exposed to COVID-19, they should navigate to the MyRegent portal, complete the questionnaire, and remain in place until the Office of Student Services or the Human Resources Department contacts them, respectively.


Students will be allowed to submit one of three types of proofs to allow for immediate return to campus:

  1. Proof of a negative-PCR test result (from an independent lab) within seven (7) days prior to returning to campus.
  2. Proof of a positive test result more than 10 days (with no fever for 24 hours) and up to three months prior to arriving on campus.
  3. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Please submit one of these to using the form on the portal. Please call 757.352.4927 with questions regarding this process.

The interior library doors will remain locked. To enter the library during hours of operation, you need to use your library access card/ID card at the card reader. Only those approved to enter who have submitted approved proofs will be permitted. Please do not enter on someone else's tap.

Masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated while in the library. We respectfully ask that the furniture not be moved because it has been positioned to be socially distanced according to CDC guidelines. If you want to check out books without having to come into the Library, you are welcome to use the Curbside Pickup service.

  • What if I don't have an ID or access card? You can fill out a request form found on the portal.
  • What if my ID card does not work on the library door card reader? Call the Resource Desk (757-352-4150) 
  • What if I am not approved to enter the library building? The online library is open 24/7. 
  • How do I get in touch with the library? Ask-a-Librarian 
  • What hours can I depend on support? 

More Services

Fulfillment Services (ILL) 

  • We continue to process digital article requests; however due to library closures, there may be a delay or difficulty obtaining some materials. Consult this guide on requesting procedures

Circulation Services are running as normal

Reciprocal borrowing

  • To the extent a participating academic library is open & is local, you can continue to enjoy in-person borrowing privileges to print resources at no cost. Consult this guide 

Research assistance via email, phone, text, Zoom, and live chat )

Library instruction Faculty: contact your library liaison for more details, Students: browse our instruction videos)

Library resources RefWorks, subject-specific databases, Primo, E-Journal & E-book Finder

Online Access to Library Resources

  • How can I access resources from home? For off-campus access, log in using your Regent username & password. It's not unusual to be asked to authenticate again when attempting to retrieve full-text to an e-book or article.
  • Do you have a tutorial that explains how to navigate the digital library?  Yes! Check out the library tour embedded in this orientation guide. 

We Are Offering Curbside Pickup!