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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.

Beginning December 20, 2021 (for the winter and spring terms), all students taking classes or accessing services on any of HCCC’s campuses must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students who are not vaccinated must take online and/or remote classes and utilize online/remote student support services. Most classes and programs and all HCCC services are available remotely. Questions or concerns related to the vaccine mandate should be directed to

All students who are registered for in-person classes for the Winter Intersession/Spring 2022 semesters must have the Spring 2022 sticker on their HCCC ID. This shows proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access in ground services at HCCC. To receive this sticker, students should visit Security in the Gabert Library or Student Center at the Journal Square Campus or at the Security Desk at the North Hudson Campus and show a current winter or spring schedule and a confirmation email from with the subject line of HCCC: Pick Up Your Spring 2022 Student ID Validation Sticker. Students who are not yet registered and are visiting campus to complete enrollment activities are considered guests and will be allowed access to the places where these services are administered without the sticker.

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.

Beginning December 20, 2021, students who are registered for in-person classes must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Students/Staff/Faculty must show an HCCC ID card with the current semester sticker/schedule to enter. For Winter/Spring 2022, you must have the Spring 2022 sticker on your ID card. This shows proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • 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:

What's Not Available:

  • Physical access to the library for faculty, staff and students without a current HCCC ID card