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The College Libraries are now open to the HCCC community -

HCCC Libraries Reopening: Home


Welcome Back!

Gabert Library and North Hudson Campus Library buildings are reopening with extra safety precautions in place, reconfigured seating and reduced overall capacity. At this time, only Hudson County Community College faculty, staff, students and alumni can enter our buildings and must present a current HCCC 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.

Library spaces and service points help have been modified in order to facilitate physical distancing and still 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. 

Library Building Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Closing time: Patrons must prepare to log off computers 10 minutes before closing time, and must vacate the library building by closing time.

The College reserves the right to modify the schedule.

What to Expect

What's Required to Enter:

  • Must show a current HCCC ID card to enter
  • Must follow all CDC and College guidelines as posted and signed
  • Must wear face coverings and and practice social distancing
  • No food or drink will be allowed in the library

What's Open and Available:

  • Library computers and printing 
    • Library staff will retrieve all print requests issued from library computers
    • Following CDC and College established recommendations for limiting exposure, Library staff will limit face-to-face technology assistance. This assistance will be provided at point-of-need, from a physical distance. More extensive technology related questions will require phone or video consultation appointments.
  • Borrowing Services
    • Library staff will retrieve requested materials and bring them to the circulation desks
    • Curbside pickup of requested library materials
    • E-Reserves
    • All returned library materials will be quarantined for 4 days
  • Open floor study spaces at reduced seating capacity
    • Spaces and furniture have been modified in order to facilitate physical distancing between persons throughout the Library.
  • Individual study rooms limited to 1 person per use, available on a walk-up, first come, first available basis to current HCCC students only. 
  • 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:

  • Gabert Library Makerspace
  • Patron access to book stacks
    • Staff will retrieve requested items from the stacks and bring them to the circulation desks
  • Print Reserves
    • Select portions of print reserves may be available on our E-Reserves. 
  • In-person library classes and instruction.  Book an online session instead.
  • In-person research appointments. Book an online appointment instead.
  • In-person library workshops.  Register for an online workshop instead.
  • Physical access to the library for faculty, staff and students without a current HCCC ID card
  • Public access to the library building for non-HCCC users (e.g., community users). 
  • Equipment for lending.