Coulter Library 20-21 Academic Year Updates

Coulter Library 20-21 Academic Year Updates

Updated as of December 10, 2020 

Temporary Library & College Policies 

  • All employees, students, and visitors must maintain six-foot social distancing whenever possible.
  • Masks must be worn on campus.
  • Food and/or drinks are not allowed in the Library. There are designated campus locations for consuming food and drink.
  • Headphones are required to be used when listening to video or audio on library computers or your personal electronic devices.  
  • Only one person is allowed in a study room at a time.
  • Only one person is allowed to sit at each table in the library.

Library Hours

Coulter Library will be open during the 20-21 academic year. Fall & Spring semester hours are Mondays - Thursdays 8:30am - 8pm, Fridays 8:30am – 4:30pm, and Sundays 12 – 8pm (closed Saturdays). See our hours page for exceptions. The library staff are also available to help you remotely. Please email for assistance.

Library Resources

Coulter Library has electronic resources available through our web site: If you have trouble accessing library resources please visit our Database Troubleshooting Guide or email us at 

Course Reserves

Course reserve items are available at the Library.

Reference Asssistance

Students, faculty or staff who need remote reference help can get in touch with us in the following ways:

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is available at this time, but the number of loaning libraries is limited. This includes digital item requests. 

Physical Library Items

Physical library items are available. The book stacks are open. Books that are returned to the library will be quarantined for 4 days before they are returned to the shelves.

Return Box Locations

  • Outside Coulter Hall entrance under the bridge between Coulter and Mawhinney (Silver Box)
  • Outside Mawhinney Hall entrance by the traffic semi-circle (Blue Box)


Resources for Faculty

Library Resources

Library resources for faculty teaching courses online include the following digital content:

  • Coulter Library has electronic resources available through our web site: Coulter Library licenses digital collections to offer a wide array of material types that could be incorporated into courses. These include articles, books, videos, image collections, newspapers, historical archives, music, and journals and magazines dating back to the 18th century.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER), which are freely available text and course materials, are listed by broad general discipline areas here: These can substitute for physical books.

Course Reserves

Course reserve items are available. Please contact us to explore possible options. 


Additional Updates and Resources from Onondaga Community College

For up-to-date information on Onondaga Community College's policies and procedures regarding reopening of the college, visit Onondaga Community College's We're back in person for you! page. Also, all college staff and students are encouraged to check their OCC email regularly for updates.