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The Library is open for students, staff, and faculty of The Claremont Colleges, as well as community card holders. Masks are required and eating is not permitted. See COVID-19 Services and Updates for more information.

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: 5/17/2022,  8:54 a.m.

Status of Library Services
Services Current Status
Access & In Person Use of Library Spaces

See the Library’s current hours.

The South Entrance is open all the hours the Library is open. The North Entrance, facing 10th street, is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Individual Study Spaces Available green icon AVAILABLE
Group Study Room Reservations Available green icon AVAILABLE TO CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS 
Event spaces Available green icon

Request the Founders Room. Please note that food is not currently permitted and a mask must be worn at all times while in the building.

Teaching in the Library Available green icon AVAILABLE  

2 options:

Meeting Rooms Available green icon AVAILABLE TO CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS 
Eating in the Library not available icon NOT AVAILABLE

As long as masks are required, eating is only permitted in outdoor Library spaces  (North, South, or East Patio).

Available green icon AVAILABLE
Information, Research, & Instruction Services
Chat, Phone, Email Available green icon AVAILABLE 
Research Appointments Available green icon AVAILABLE  (By appointment only).
Library Instruction Available green icon AVAILABLE
Accessing Physical Collections
Browsing of General Collection Available green icon AVAILABLE
Resource Sharing  (ILL) Available green icon AVAILABLE TO CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS 
Special Collections Reading Room Access Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service not available icon NOT AVAILABLE

All circulating print books are now available for checkout, which requires us to end our participation in this emergency program.

Delivery & Pick Up Services
Curbside & Walk-in Pickup Available green icon AVAILABLE to TCC card holders and community borrower card holders (Curbside pickup requires appointment)
Faculty Delivery (to Offices) Available green icon AVAILABLE
Scanning Requests Available green icon AVAILABLE
Mailing Items to Your Home Address not available icon NOT AVAILABLE
Book Returns Available green icon AVAILABLE
Request Return Mailing Labels not available icon NOT AVAILABLE

This service ended on 12/21/2021.

When Will the Library Fully Reopen?

The Library building is currently open to all current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges, as well as community card holders. We will continue to take a hybrid approach and offer some contactless and online services in addition to in-person services (see the “Status of Library Services table above”). 

In order to enter the Library:

  • Current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff:  Claremont Colleges ID or another form of photo identification is required.
  • Community members: A current Claremont Colleges Library Community Borrower Card is required. (See Access for Visitors for details on getting a community borrower card).

Exceptions will be permitted for the following purposes (please check in at one of the Library’s service desk when you enter in the building):

  • Visiting the Huntley Bookstore (located on Honnold 1)
  • An appointment to conduct research with materials from Special Collections or to visit a Special Collections exhibit.
  • Accessing print government documents. Please contact Mary Martin, Social Sciences Librarian, to discuss which resources you need in advance. Walk-in access not available without appointment.

When will the Library reopen to all community members?

At this time, we do not have a set date. We will continue to evaluate our current stage of reopening and make adjustments as needed. We plan to do a formal evaluation of the Library’s reopening status in time to possibly make updates by the Fall 2022 semester.

Building & Safety Protocols

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

  • Show your current TCC ID or Community Borrower Card in order to enter the building
    • Exceptions include: Special Collections Reading Room Appointments, accessing the print Government Document Collection (by appointment), or visiting the Huntley Bookstore.
  • Properly wear a mask at all times in public spaces (even in group study and meetings rooms).
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before or as you enter the building.
  • We encourage social distancing whenever possible.
  • No eating is permitted in the Library. You may bring your own beverages (the water fountains are closed, but bottle fillers are available) and remove your mask to take drinks but then quickly put it back on.
  • Keep your personal items with you. The Library is not responsible for the security of your personal belongings.

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