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Coronavirus & the Library: Changes - Library Service & Access

Library Access

The Library is open to both the OCCC community as well as the public. These are the Library's current operating hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 7:30pm; librarians available via chat and email until 9pm.
Friday: 7:30 am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Hours vary during intersession and holidays. Please check the calendar for today's hours

Library Building Accessibility:

  • All entrances are open. 
  • You must wear a mask at all times in the Library. Masks are available at the Circulation Desk should you have need of one.
  • If you have symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell), please do not come to campus.
  • If you have traveled outside of the U.S. in the last 30 days, please do not come to campus. Instead, self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • If you have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, please do not come to campus. Instead, self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • You must follow all social distancing guidelines while you are in the Library and on campus.

Library Safety Procedures:

  • All computer stations available for use are spaced 6 or more feet apart and are cleaned after each use. Please visit the Circulation Desk for a pass in order to use the computers.
  • Please visit the Circulation Desk to release any pages you need printed.
  • The Circulation Desk counter will be cleaned after each transaction. Plexiglass barriers have been installed. 
  • The Library Assistance desk will be cleaned hourly. Plexiglass barriers have been installed. 
  • Seating has been reduced in order to allow for a minimum of 6 feet of space from others. 
  • Library staff will monitor use of all study tables and will clean after each use as well as on a regular hourly rotation. 
  • The Library scanner will be available and will be cleaned after each use. 
  • Other surfaces, such as elevator buttons and door knobs, will be cleaned hourly. 
  • All materials in the library are available upon request. Patrons are asked not to handle materials.   
  • Access to the second floor is limited to employees. 
  • Study rooms are currently closed. 
  • Patrons needing to return materials and who do not need to enter the Library may use the outside bookdrop located on the west side of the Library.