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Library Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This guide describes library services available while operations are modified for the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are looking for information resources about COVID-19, please see this guide.

Library Hours

The Gitenstein Library is available to TCNJ students residing on campus or in the local area, functioning primarily as a study space. Students must have a valid TCNJ ID to enter the library and must show their TCNJ daily health pass as well scan the QR code upon entry. Ask A Librarian (reference) services will be provided remotely, and course reserves are limited to online materials. State guidelines currently restrict occupancy to 25 percent of building capacity. Library stacks are open so that patrons may retrieve materials themselves; request and pickup services are also being provided to faculty, staff, and students throughout the semester. For questions about loans or library hours, contact Access Services at 609-771-2311.


Regular Library building hours for the Spring 2021 Semester will be:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM-8 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM-6 PM

Saturday: 12:00PM - 5 PM

Sunday: 12:00PM - 8 PM


The Extended Study Area (first floor area of the library adjacent to the Alumni Grove and Labs 2 and 5 on the lower level) from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.


Library patrons are expected to comply with Roscoe’s Pledge while in the Gitenstein Library. No food will be allowed in the library. Water bottles with straws may be used, provided that patrons do not remove their masks to drink. All patrons should plan to bring their own headphones.


Ask A Librarian (reference services) regular hours for the Spring 2021 Semester will be

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM

Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Saturday: 12 PM - 5 PM

Sunday: 3 PM - 8 PM