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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 strongly recommended but not required. 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: 8/31/2022,  9:58 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, 1-5pm.

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

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 Available green icon AVAILABLE (as of 8/22/22)
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
Pickup Service Available green icon AVAILABLE to TCC card holders

Due to low use, our curbside pickup service ended 8/31/22. Walk-in pickup is still available for current students, staff, and faculty.

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.

Access to the Building

The Library building is currently open to all current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges, as well as community borrowing card holders.

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)
  • Sanctuary Cafe (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 building be accessible to all community members?

At this time, we do not have a set date. A review is under consideration for expanding access in early Fall 2022 semester. Check back to this website for more information.

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.
  • We strongly recommend you wear a mask at all times in public spaces (this includes group study and meetings rooms), but masks are not required.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands before or as you enter the building.
  • We encourage social distancing whenever possible.
  • Keep your personal items with you. The Library is not responsible for the security of your personal belongings.

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