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COVID-19 UPDATE: BROWSING, STUDY SPACE, AND READING ROOM APPOINTMENTS, CURBSIDE PICKUP, AND MAILING AVAILABLE.
Library building will reopen to TCC on 8/16/2021. Connection is open during business hours. See COVID-19 Service Updates and Resources.

The health and safety of our staff and anyone entering the Library building is our priority as we continue to find ways to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of The Claremont Colleges. Please continue to visit this page for the most up-to-date information.

Last updated: 7/15/2021,  4:55 p.m.

Status of Library Services

 

Services Availability July – 8/13/2021 Availability Starting on 8/16/2021
Access to Library Spaces
Building Access Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT: 10-4 p.m., Monday – Friday Available green icon AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT TCC ID  HOLDERS (No appointment needed), 9-6 p.m., Monday – Friday
Individual Study Spaces Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT Available green iconAVAILABLE FOR CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS (No appointment needed)
Group Study Room Reservations not available iconNOT AVAILABLE Available green iconAVAILABLE
Event spaces not available iconNOT AVAILABLE (No formal events will be held in the Library during Fall 2021 semester)
Teaching in the Library not available iconNOT AVAILABLE Some availability yellow iconPARTIALLY AVAILABLE
(If partnering with a librarian, library staff, or the Center for Teaching & Learning)
Meeting Spaces not available iconNOT AVAILABLE Some availability yellow iconPARTIALLY AVAILABLE (If there is a TCCS staff member in attendance)
Lockers
not available iconNOT AVAILABLE Available green iconAVAILABLE, BUT IN NEW LOCATIONS
Information, Research & Instruction Services
Chat, Phone, Email Available green icon AVAILABLE, 9-5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Research Appointments Available green iconAVAILABLE ONLINE, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Available green icon AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN PERSON, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Library Instruction Available green icon  AVAILABLE ONLINE Available green icon AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN PERSON
Accessing Physical Collections
In-Person Browsing of General Collection Available green iconAVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT Available green iconAVAILABLE FOR CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS (No appointment needed)
Resource Sharing  (ILL) Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE (Currently able to borrow physical items from 36 libraries)
Special Collections Reading Room Access Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service Available green iconAVAILABLE not available iconNOT AVAILABLE (i.e.,  All circulating print books will be available for checkout)
Delivery & Pick Up Services
Contactless Pickups 
(Curbside & Walk-in)
Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
Faculty Delivery (to Offices) not available icon NOT AVAILABLE Available green iconAVAILABLE
Scanning Requests Available green iconAVAILABLE
Mailing Items to Your Home Address Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE not available icon NOT AVAILABLE
Due Dates & Returns
Book Returns Available green icon AVAILABLE
Due Dates Available green icon EXTENDED TO 9/3/2021 for General Collection items (some exceptions apply)

Some availability yellow icon EXTENDED, WHEN POSSIBLE for Resource Sharing items

Request Return Mailing Labels Some availability yellow iconSOME AVAILABLE
When Will the Library Reopen Again?

The Library is taking a phased approach to reopening to allow us to fine tune our procedures as we plan to more fully reopen and welcome everyone back into the building. 

Phase 1: 

  • April 15 – August 13, 2021: We began with a pilot program for browsing appointments, available to all Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff.

Phase 2: 

  • June 7 – August 13, 2021: Individual study appointments are available for Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff.
  • June 14 – August 13, 2021: Special Collections Reading Room appointments are available for Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff.

Phase 3: 

  • August 16, 2021: The Library building will fully reopen to all current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. We will be taking a hybrid approach and continue to offer some contactless and online services in addition to in-person services (see the “Status of Library Services table above”). 
    • The building will be open Monday – Friday, 9-6 p.m. We will add some additional hours once classes start and we hire student assistants.
    • All Library users will enter at the South Entrance into the 1st floor of Honnold (a.k.a. the “cafe” entrance). 
    • Current Claremont Colleges ID must be presented before entering the Library.
    • Appointments will no longer be necessary to enter the Library, with one exception: appointments will still be required for access to the Special Collections Reading Room. 
    • Community borrowers will not be granted access to the building at this time. Exceptions will be permitted for the following purposes:
      • Making an appointment to conduct research with materials from Special Collections.
      • Accessing print government documents. Please contact Mary Martin, Social Sciences Librarian, to discuss which resources you need. 
    • Community borrowers will be able to use the Library’s contactless curbside pickup service to borrow books. More details on how to do this will be posted closer to 8/16/2021
Services Currently Available

Although much of the Library building remains closed, Library staff continue to offer the following services:

By-Appointment Services:

Online Services:

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