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For our next phase of reopening, the Library will be making individual study space appointments available in the Collaborative Commons, beginning June 7, 2021.


Individual study appointments will be available to current students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges.

What to Expect

Study is permitted in the Library’s Collaborative Commons area only (2nd floor of Honnold) by making an appointment. No exceptions will be made. 

  • You may book an appointment for up to 4 hours
  • You are limited to two appointments per week
  • You may make an appointment between 12 hours and 1 week in advance
  • You must use a Claremont Colleges email address to make an appointment
  • When making an appointment, you will be asked to agree to a list of safety and building protocols
  • You will receive an automated confirmation email once your appointment is made. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us at If you arrive at the building and your appointment is not in our system, you will be turned away and asked to reschedule.
  • If you attempt to make an appointment but are not eligible (i.e., you are not a current Claremont Colleges faculty member, staff member, or student), your appointment will be cancelled.
  • Please arrive alone. Appointments are for individual study only.
  • Enter the Library through the South Entrance and proceed to the South Desk where a Library staff member will check you in for your appointment.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your appointment.
  • Have your Claremont Colleges ID ready to show to the Library staff member.
  • Follow the instructions provided by Library staff and the safety protocols you agreed to when making the appointment.
Safety Protocols

All visitors to the Library will be asked to agree to the following protocols before their appointment:

  • Not to enter the Library building if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Follow required safety protocols while in the Library building: wear a mask at all times, stay at least 6 feet away from others, sanitize my hands at the beginning of my appointment.
  • Complete your home campus’ required health safety screening protocols before entering the Library building (see links below).
  • Notify the Contact Tracing Team at your home campus if you contract COVID-19, so contact tracing can be performed.

7C Health Screening Protocols & Procedures

Building Protocols

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

  • Properly wear a mask at all times.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Sanitize or wash your hands at the beginning of your appointment.
  • Refrain from leaving designated areas and entering “Staff Only” areas.
  • Do not eat in the Library. You may bring your own water bottle.
  • Keep your personal items with you. The Library is not responsible for the security of your personal belongings.
  • Please exit the building at the South Entrance either before or at the end of your appointment. Notify Library staff at the South Desk that you are checking out.

In addition to the above protocols, for study space appointments:

  • Sit only in your reserved space.
  • Do not rearrange furniture.
  • Only individual study is permitted.
  • Sanitize your study space after use with the provided supplies.
Technology in the Building

All Library technology and equipment is currently unavailable to visitors (e.g., printers, scanners, computers, microfilm readers). 


Yes, you can leave and re-enter the Library via the South Entrance if you want to take a break outside. Please bring all of your personal items and your campus ID with you as you may need to show it to re-enter the building.

No. Right now, appointments are limited to the Library’s Collaborative Commons area on the 2nd floor of the Honnold building. We anticipate expanding into other areas of the Library during future phases of reopening.

You may request items for walk-in or curbside pickup. Requests are typically processed within one business day. You will receive an email once your request has been processed and you can make an appointment to pick up the items.

No. This appointment is for studying only. If you are eligible for a browsing appointment, you will need to make that appointment separately.