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Library building will reopen to TCC on 8/16/2021. Connection is open during business hours. See COVID-19 Service Updates and Resources.

As our first phase of reopening, appointments are now available for those who wish to browse the stacks.

If you know specific titles you want to borrow, we encourage you to use our contactless walk-in and curbside pickup services.

Please be advised: The temperature in the Library building will be set to 78 degrees for the next few weeks due to recent damage and continuing repair work on the TCCS substation, which feeds electrical power to all of the colleges. This reduction in power will impact all of the campuses until the repairs are finished. 

No drinking fountains are currently available in the Library, so please bring your own water. 


In-person stacks browsing appointments are available to current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges.

What to Expect

Browsing the stacks can only be done by making an appointment. No exceptions will be made.

  • You may book an appointment for 30 minutes – 2 hours
  • You are limited to two browsing appointments per week
  • You may make an appointment between 8 hours and 2 weeks in advance
  • You must use a Claremont Colleges email address to make an appointment
  • When making an appointment, you will be asked to agree to a list of safety and building protocols
  • You will receive an automated confirmation email once your appointment is made. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us at If you arrive at the building and your appointment is not in our system, you will be turned away and asked to reschedule.
  • If you attempt to make an appointment but are not eligible, your appointment will be cancelled.
  • Please arrive alone, if at all possible. If you must bring someone (i.e., a dependent), they will need to follow the same safety protocols and stay with you at all times.
  • Enter the library through the South Entrance and proceed down the hall. A Library staff member will check you in at the desk. Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early.
  • Have your Claremont Colleges ID ready to show to the Library staff member.
  • Follow the instructions provided by Library staff and the safety protocols you agreed to when making the appointment.
Safety Protocols

All visitors to the library will be asked to agree to the following protocols before their appointment:

  • Not to enter the Library building if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Follow required safety protocols while in the Library building: wear a mask at all times, stay at least 6 feet away from others, sanitize my hands at the beginning of my appointment.
  • Complete my home campus’ required health safety screening protocols before entering the Library building (see links below).
  • Notify the Contact Tracing Team at your home campus if you contract COVID-19, so contact tracing can be performed.

7C Health Screening Protocols & Procedures

Building Protocols

All visitors to the Library will be asked to follow these protocols while in the building:

  • Properly wear a mask at all times.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands at the beginning of your appointment.
  • Refrain from leaving designated areas and entering “Staff Only” areas.
  • Do not eat in the Library. You may bring your own water bottle.
  • Keep your personal items with you. The Library is not responsible for the security of your personal belongings.
  • Please exit the building at the South Entrance either before or at the end of your appointment. Notify Library staff at the South Desk that you are checking out.

In addition to the above protocols, for browsing appointments:

Technology in the Building

All Library technology and equipment is currently unavailable to visitors (e.g., printers, scanners, computers, microfilm readers). You may request our assistance with scanning at the end of your appointment or at any other time through our Scanning Request Form.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their laptops, tablets, and mobile devices to use while in the building (WIFI will be available).