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COVID-19 Updates

Cal Maritime Library guide to services during COVID-19, and information on the virus.

Library Services Fall 2020

Library Services and Health & Safety Procedures: Summary

For Fall 2020 semester, the Library will follow the service procedures described below. These services and procedures may change if health and safety conditions on campus or in the region dictate a shift to expanded or contracted operations.

  • The library building is currently closed to all except library employees, for health and safety reasons.
  • Research consultations, information requests, and other librarian assistance are available virtually, via email, phone, Zoom (business hours) and chat reference (24/7).
  • E-book and digital periodicals collection and use is encouraged and prioritized over print. Please contact a librarian if you would like assistance accessing e-books, databases, digital subscriptions, or streaming media.
  • For campus members studying and working on campus, access to physical library materials such as books, DVDs, and equipment will be provided via check-out at the library’s front doors, Monday – Friday, 0800-1700.
  • Make appointments to pick up materials by email ( or phone (654-1090). Materials may be requested with a “hold” using OneSearch on library website.
  • CSU+ and other interlibrary borrowing services are available but average fulfillment times will be longer.
  • Student equipment loan period will be extended to three days. Late fees will be suspended for fall semester.
  • All lending equipment will be sanitized upon return. All print books will be quarantined for three days upon return.
  • The library’s front doors will be kept closed and locked at all times.
  • Student study and collaboration space will be provided outdoors, pending furniture delivery early in fall semester. Cleaning/sanitizing procedures are per campus guidelines: users are responsible for “clean at arrival, clean at departure.” Library will monitor and assure availability of cleaning supplies near outdoor study areas.
  • Print reserves loan period will be extended to 24 hours. Late fees will be suspended for fall semester.
  • Printing service to students is available via a WEPA printer in Morrow Cove.
  • Digitizing of print course reserve materials is available to faculty per copyright guidelines.
  • Campus History Archives access: Research-related visits to the Anchor Center shall be made by appointment, with no more than one visitor at a time. Before and after all visits, tables, chairs and other items in the research room will be disinfected.
  • Archival Materials: Physical Campus History materials used by researchers will be quarantined for three days.
  • Digital access to some campus history materials is available.