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Monmouth College Hewes Library

Reopening Information for Fall

Fall 2020 changes to Hewes Library policy, procedures, hours and services

What changes have been made in the library?

Along with other departments on campus, Hewes Library has made several changes over the course of the summer in preparation for the return of our students.  Some of the steps we’ve taken include:

  • Adjusting access to the lower level of the library to only Information Services and Barnes Electronic Classroom
  • Adjusting access to the upper level of the library to just limited hours to the Everett Gallery
  • Spreading out seating and study areas to allow room for social distancing while also providing access to necessary research materials
  • Shifting and partial removal of periodical shelving to allow for social distancing near Einstein’s
  • Shifting of frequently handled items such as the newspapers to behind the Information Desk
  • Containing consumption of food to Einstein’s Café area only
  • Classroom 124 can now seat 18 people.
  • Classroom 03 (Barnes Electronic Classroom) can now seat 20 people.
  • Materials will be quarantined for 5 days after use, whether in the library, returned via the book drop, or ordered through I-Share/WorldShare
  • Masks are required

How will this change library services?

Actually, all of these changes will have very little impact on our services.  We will still be able to provide access to a wealth of digital and print materials.  However, instead of running up to retrieve the book from the stacks, a library staff member will do it for you.  You will still be able to take advantage of library research instruction and tutorials provided in a variety of formats.  Students will be able to receive research assistance from the librarians via chat, email, telephone, Zoom, or in person.  WorldShare Interlibrary Loan and I-Share (via the library catalog) are active for patron requests. NOTE: these services continue to have temporarily slower-than-usual response time due to fewer libraries participating and quarantine requirements for materials.

Fall Term Hours *Please note changes*

  • Sunday 1pm-9pm
  • Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 9pm
  • Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday CLOSED
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