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
MC Library follows all Montgomery College COVID-19 health and safety measures. All employees, students, contractors, and visitors should complete a daily self-assessment prior to arriving at any MC campus or off-site location.
- Students and Employees: complete the Daily COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment.
- Community Users and Other Visitors: complete the Daily COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment for Visitors.
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
To view our current hours, visit the Library Hours, Locations, and Contacts page.
Library Services and Resources
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, ) related to the handling of library materials. Based on this guidance, the library loans all materials as we would under normal circumstances.
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.