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Mask Up! Changes During the Pandemic

by Kathryn Park on 2021-01-21T08:00:00-06:00 in Pandemic, Dual Credit, Students, About COM Library | Comments

Changes During the Pandemic

  • As with the rest of the campus, face coverings are required to be worn at all times. See COM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information.
  • Only currently enrolled COM students are allowed in the library at this time.
  • Use the South doors to enter the library; use the North doors (the doors with the with automatic door opener) to leave the library. 
  • Both the main level and mezzanine in the library are open for students. 1 student per table except the tech workstations and whiteboard stations which can only take 2 students for social distancing.
  • Sanitation stations are available throughout the library. Students are responsible for sanitizing their study area before use.
  • Library hours have changed. You can always see the latest hours here
    • Hours the Library is physically open.
      • M-Th 8-6
      • F 8-12
    • Hours the Library is available online.
      • M-Th 8-8
      • F 8-5
      • S 9-1 

Print Books

  • Print books can still be checked out by students, but the process is different. The book stacks are marked with caution tape and will be off limits to browsing so they can be virus free. Students will use the catalog to place books on hold. Staff will get them from the shelves and hold them for students to pick up. A handout on placing holds is available in the library as well as online step by step instructions and a quick video that students can watch.
  • Books should be returned to the book drop in parking lot A by the student center or the book drop on the front of the LRC.
  • Returned books will be quarantined for 4 days. The quarantine status will show up in the library catalog, OneSearch. Students can still place those books on hold.

Library Things

  • Students can still check out items like anatomy models and library use only laptops, but there will be lag time in between use as they will have to be sanitized.
  • Nonessential items like games and puzzles will not be available.

Laptops & Computers

  • The library has laptops available for semester long check out. Currently enrolled COM students pursuing degrees or certificates are eligible. Students will need their COM ID to checkout out laptops. See more info.
  • Library lab computers must be booked ahead of time online. Book here.
  • Computers 36, 39, 43 are not reservable but are available for quick print jobs.

 


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