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COVID Updates

Guidelines. services, and safety protocols for PCC Library (Everett Building).


Entrance & Exit Points

  • The designated entry points for the Everett building are located in the BACK or REAR of the building.
  • Those who are able, are to use the front doors (facing HWY 11) to exit the building.

Building Occupation Limits

  • Due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building at any given time, Library facilities are open to current PCC students, faculty, and staff ONLY at this time.

PCC ID & Masks Required

  • Visitors to the Library will need to present a valid PCC ID upon entering the building. 
  • Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required whenever you are in the building.

No Food or Drink

  • Because of the requirement for face masks, you will not be able to consume food or drink while in the building.

Space Availability

Library service points and processes for checkouts, reference, and technology help have been modified in order to facilitate social distancing and still provide the highest level of service. Please follow signs, ask staff for clarification, and be patient as we work to provide our services in safe and effective ways.

1st floor is OPEN

The 1st floor of the Library will be available for individual study space, computer use, printing, scanning, photocopying and material checkout.

2nd floor is CLOSED

At this time, the 2nd floor of the Library is closed to all patrons. Should you need a book or other print material from the 2nd floor, a library staff member will get it for you and bring it to the 1st floor for use. As conditions improve, more of the Library will be made accessible. Please continue to check the Library website for updates. 

Study Rooms

At this time, group study is not permitted and all large group study rooms are closed. However, we do have options available for individuals.

Study Room Reservations

  • Four study rooms are available on the 1st floor for individual use only.
  • You can see what's available and then reserve a room in advance by using our online room reservation system.
  • Please be aware that study rooms will be cleaned and sanitized after each use, which may occasionally delay access to the room.

Safety Protocols

For your safety and the safety of library staff, all visitors to the Library will be asked to adhere to the following protocols:

  • A mask or face covering that covers the nose and mouth is required and must be worn in all public areas of the Library.

  • Library patrons will be asked to maintain social distancing while in the facility. 

  • To ensure social distancing, the maximum capacity of the Library will be limited to 30 people. If the Library is at maximum capacity, you will be asked to wait outside until a space becomes available. As conditions improve, the maximum occupancy will increase. 

  • Library patrons will enter and exit the building using designated entrance and exit points. Signage will be posted to direct patrons appropriately. 

  • Any individual who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, per CDC Guidelines should not come to the Library. The current list of symptoms includes:

    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle/body aches
    • sore throat and/or loss of smell
  • Individuals coming to Library are asked to employ increased hand hygiene practices:

    • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

    • Use the hand sanitizer stations that have been placed at the Library entrance and exit.