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The Library is now open for students, staff, and faculty of The Claremont Colleges. 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: 10/12/2021,  7:04 p.m.

Status of Library Services
Services Current Status
Access to Library Spaces
Building Access Available green icon AVAILABLE TO CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS

FYI Regarding Building Hours:  We are actively working on increasing our staffing capacity to expand our building hours. 

9/27 – 10/17: 

  • Mon.-Fri.: 9am-10pm
  • Sat.-Sun.: 12pm-10pm

10/18 – end of semester*: 

  • Mon. – Thurs.: 8 am – 1am
  • Fri: 8am-10pm
  • Sat.: 9am-10pm
  • Sun.: 9am-1am

*Some exceptions for school breaks and holidays.

Individual Study Spaces Available green iconAVAILABLE TO CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS (No appointment needed.)
Group Study Room Reservations 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 Some availability yellow iconPARTIALLY AVAILABLE (Only in partnership with a Library staff member or staff from the Center for Teaching & Learning)
Meeting Rooms Some availability yellow iconPARTIALLY AVAILABLE (Honnold Conference Room, Digital Tool Shed, Keck 3, and Research Studio are available for reservations)
Available green iconAVAILABLE
Information, Research & Instruction Services
Chat, Phone, Email Available green icon AVAILABLE 
Research Appointments Available green icon AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN PERSON (By appointment only)
Library Instruction Available green icon AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN PERSON
Accessing Physical Collections
Browsing of General Collection Available green iconAVAILABLE FOR CURRENT TCC ID HOLDERS (No appointment needed)
Resource Sharing  (ILL) Some availability yellow icon SOME AVAILABLE
Special Collections Reading Room Access Available green icon AVAILABLE, BY APPOINTMENT
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service not available iconNOT AVAILABLE (All circulating print books are now available for checkout, which requires us to end our participation in the ETAS)
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 iconAVAILABLE
Scanning Requests Available green iconAVAILABLE
Mailing Items to Your Home Address not available icon NOT AVAILABLE
Book Returns Available green icon AVAILABLE
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 new staff and 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 walk-in and curbside pickup service to borrow books.
Building & Safety Protocols

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

  • Show your current TCC ID in order to enter the building (starting on 8/16/2021)
    • Exceptions include: Special Collections Reading Room Appointments & accessing the print Government Document Collection.
  • 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.
  • Do not eat in the Library. You may bring your own water bottle (the water fountains are closed, but bottle fillers are available).
  • Keep your personal items with you. The Library is not responsible for the security of your personal belongings.

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