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Library hours & services adjusted due to COVID-19 outbreak: view the latest information

Spring 2020: Library Services during COVID-19 Outbreak

Library Services during COVID-19 Outbreak

AACC & Truxal Library access updates

AACC is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and adjusting services as necessary. Check the college's website and campus alerts for updates. For the latest information about Truxal Library services, bookmark this page.

Library services

  • Access to the library's databases is available with a library card number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The library building is closed until further notice.
  • Remote library services to patrons resume April 2 These include reference, instruction, and interlibrary loan of digital materials, among others.
    • "Remote" means that library staff will be available by email, text, chat, and other methods that don't involve face-to-face communication. More details will be announced on this page.
  • The library facility will reopen to patrons on April 2. Hours have yet to be determined, but will be updated wherever the library schedule is posted, including the calendar on this page. When visiting the library, please follow social distancing guidelines recommended by the college and public health authorities.
  • Patrons with books and other materials borrowed from the library should hold onto them for the time being; please do not attempt to come to campus or return them by mail as all library staff are working from home. All loans will be extended – when conditions allow the return of materials, we'll announce a new due date at least two weeks in advance. No overdue fines will be charged on days that the library is closed.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us using the form or email address listed below. Additional communication options and a schedule for the availability of remote services will be announced shortly.

As this situation is evolving daily, all information is subject to change without notice. We will update this page in as timely a manner as possible. Last update: 03/26/2020.

Online library resources

All of the following are available online, even when the library is closed:

Useful FAQs

About laptops

The library is working with the Information Services department to make a limited number of laptops available for students whose face-to-face courses have been moved online. At this time, library staff cannot provide an estimated start date. More details will be announced as soon as they're available.

Contact us

We will do our best to respond to your questions when library staff resume work remotely on March 30, but please bear with us as conditions and schedules change.

More ways to get in touch

If you need an answer now, be sure to check our frequently-asked questions or chat with a librarian 24/7 via Maryland AskUsNow.

Current operating hours

Hours are subject to change without notice. Note that if the college is closed, the library will close. Please pay attention to all AACC campus alerts.

Library photo courtesy of Barry Halkin Photography