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Library building closed except for Connection. 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: 5/3/2021,  3:57 p.m.

Status of Library Services
Services Availability
Chat, Phone, Email Available green icon AVAILABLE, 9-5 p.m, Monday – Friday
Research Appointments Available green iconAVAILABLE ONLINE, BY APPOINTMENT
Contactless Pickup Appointments
(Curbside & Walk-in)
Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
Scanning Requests Available green iconAVAILABLE
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

Resource Sharing  (ILL) Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE (Currently able to borrow physical items from 30 libraries)
Mailing Items to You Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE
Request Return Mailing Labels Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE
In-Person Browsing Appointments Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
Study Space not available icon NOT AVAILABLE
Faculty Delivery (to Offices) not available icon NOT AVAILABLE
When Will the Library Reopen Again?

On April 15, 2021, the Library began a pilot program for Claremont Colleges faculty to make appointments in order to browse our print collections. On May 3, 2021, this was expanded to include graduate students as well. This initial pilot phase towards reopening will allow us to fine tune our procedures as we plan to more fully reopen and welcome everyone back into the building. 

Additional phases of reopening are being planned and will be announced in the coming months. These phases will include additional appointment options (e.g., study space reservations, Special Collections appointments) and will account for access to Claremont Colleges students, staff, and eventually community borrowers. 

Services Currently Available

Although the Library building remains closed for the majority of our users, Library staff continue to offer the following services:

By-Appointment Services:

Online Services:


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