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Library COVID-19 Response

Montgomery College Library's buildings are open for in-person services. In addition, we continue to offer the virtual services we adopted during emergency remote operations in 2020-2021. Our top priority is health and safety, so you will notice some changes to our spaces. Please review this page for details about the library's COVID-19 response.

Health and Safety

Symptom Self-Assessments

MC Library follows all Montgomery College COVID-19 health and safety measures. MC requires that anyone coming to MC complete a Daily COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment form prior to coming to campus every day.

Library Spaces

MC Library has implemented several measures to help protect the health and safety of our users:

  • Reduced number of public computers, tables, and seating to support physical distancing
  • Plexiglass barriers at service desks
  • Hand sanitizing stations in multiple locations throughout each library
  • Disinfecting wipes for self-service in multiple locations throughout each library
  • COVID-19 cleaning protocols provided by MC Facilities

Library Hours

To view our current hours, visit the Library Hours, Locations, and Contacts page.

Library Services and Resources

In-Person

All in-person library services and resources, such as course reserves, computer workstations, and borrowing, are available.

MC Library follows guidance from the Maryland State Library Resource Center (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) related to the handling of library materials.  Based on this guidance, the library loans all materials as we would under normal circumstances.

Virtual

The library's virtual services and resources, such as online librarian appointments, 24/7 online chat, and remote access to e-resources, remain available.

Space for Virtual Class Participation

Students may be taking virtual (remote) classes in close time proximity to on-campus classes. The libraries on each campus have been designated as spaces for students to take their remote classes so they can participate both virtually and face-to-face without the need to travel. Students may use the active learning zones at each library for this purpose. 

Students should bring headphones to use when attending a virtual class to limit disruption to other library users. Students can use the library's computer workstations for this purpose, though computer workstations do not have webcams. Students can also borrow a laptop or tablet, if available.

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