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The College Libraries are now open to the HCCC community -

HCCC Libraries Reopening: Home


Welcome Back!

Beginning July 6, 2021, Gabert Library and North Hudson Campus Library are reopening with pre-COVID operations but with a little bit of safety precautions, i.e. the continued usage of plexiglass barriers on the Library circulation desks and mandatory mask wearing for patrons and Library employees. Community members from outside the HCCC campus community (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) will also be allowed in with a Hudson County public library card and a state or driver's license ID card.

Listed below are changes to our operations and our expectations for those visiting the Library and using the services, spaces, technology, and materials. We expect all visitors to comply with all College and Library requirements and reasonable requests. If you are unable or choose not to follow these guidelines, we will assist you through our remote services such as chat, video conference, curbside pickup and phone assistance.

HCCC Libraries will continue to provide the highest level of service to our community. Please follow signs, ask staff for clarification, and be patient as we work to serve you in safe and effective ways. 

What to Expect

What's Required to Enter:

Beginning August 9, 2021, face masks are mandatory and required for all patrons.

  • Students/Staff/Faculty must show an HCCC ID card with the current semester sticker/schedule to enter.
  • HCCC alumni must show the alumni ID card. Please see the Alumni Association site for more information.
  • Community must show a library card from any Hudson County (Bayonne, East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, West New York) library and a valid form of ID (state, driver's license, passport).
  • Food and drink are allowed in the cafe area of the Gabert Library. No food and drink is allowed in NHC Library.

What's Open and Available:

  • Library computers and printing
    • Community members will use approved computers without printing privileges
  • Borrowing Services
    • Stacks are open for browsing. Reserves are available to current students for in Library use only. (Must have HCCC ID with current semester sticker/schedule.)
    • Curbside pickup of requested library materials
    • E-Reserves
  • Open floor study spaces
  • Individual study rooms are limited to three persons or more, available on a walk-up, first come, first available basis to current HCCC students only. Must show HCCC ID with current semester sticker/schedule.
  • Ask a Librarian chat, email, text, FAQ and appointments all remain online
  • Online research appointments for students and faculty
  • Online workshops and library classes (arranged by instructors) for students on how to do research and use library resources
  • Services to users with disabilities 
  • Request forms to request books, ebooks, streaming video and more

What's Not Available: