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Changes to Library COVID Restrictions

David Teter Library News

We are pleased to announce that effective Friday June 11, 2021, reservations are no longer required, and all are welcome to visit the library during the hours listed below.  Please follow your campus’ masking guidelines.

Mon – Fri**

  • 8am – 10pm
  • **GA campus Library closes at 6pm on Mon and Tues

Sat and Sun (Weekends)

  • 8am – 4pm

Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, 24/7 after hours access will be available when the library is closed by swiping the keypad adjacent to the library entrance.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

2021 Research Week Winners

David Teter Library News

This year’s Research Week, held virtually for the first time, brought together the best in research from all three PCOM campuses. Winners of the various Research Week awards presented on topics such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, the link between trauma and different aspects of mental health, and models of organ transplantation. PCOM Library team members PJ Grier, Matt McNelis, Jackie Werner, Erica Rosalle, and Barbara Wood won the CCDA Staff Award for their presentation on the Library’s hotspot lending program. Check out the list of winners at the following link: 2021 Research Week Winners.

Congratulations to all the 2021 Research Week winners! If you weren’t able to make it to the Research Week presentations, no worries — visit DigitalCommons@PCOM to view the posters!

Return to Campus and New Library Hours

David Teter Library News

As part of PCOM’s Return to Campus, the following schedule will be in effect starting April 4th, 2021.

Wed, Thu, Fri

  • 8am – 10pm

Sat and Sun (Weekends)

  • 8am – 4pm

Virtual LibChat Hours

  • 8am – 10pm, daily

Appropriate social distancing and mandatory mask wearing will continue. If you wish to reserve a Library study space please use the Library reservation system. You may make a reservation on the same day up to 10 days in advance. Walk-ins for printing (PA and GA only) and borrowing will be available during the above hours. We look forward to seeing more of you back on campus!

Research Week 2021

David Teter Library News

Submissions are now closed. Thank you for those who submitted abstracts! Stay tuned for more info on this upcoming virtual event.

Library Winter Holiday Schedule

David Teter Library News

The PCOM Library (all campuses) will be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Wed, January 27. This follows the college’s winter break and mandatory post-break quarantine period:

  • PCOM Winter Holiday: December 24 – January 3
  • Mandatory two week quarantine period: January 4 – 17
  • Martin Luther King holiday: Monday, January 18
  • Library (all campuses) reopens Wednesday, January 27

In the meantime, students may continue to use the Library’s digital services. Online help via Library chat will be available on December 24, from 8am – 5pm, and on January 2 – 3 during normal operating hours. Study space reservations will continue to be available up through December 23 via the reservations page.

Exam Master Downtime

David Teter Library News

Access to the Exam Master resource will be unavailable from 12am, Monday December 28th to 7am, Wednesday December 30th for maintenance. Please take note if you are a regular user of this service.
If you have any questions, contact library@pcom.edu.

Library Reopening UPDATE

Katresa Gardner Library News

We are open for limited student study spaces on a first-come basis. Seating blocks are 3 hours and must be made in advance on the reservation page.

  • SGA: Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm, and 5pm – 8pm; Saturdays 9am – 12pm, and 1pm – 4pm.
  • GA: Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm, 5pm – 8pm (Wednesdays only); Saturdays 9am – 12pm, and 1pm – 4pm.

For your health and safety, the library will close for 1 hour for cleaning between the blocks. Students must have tested negative for COVID-19 and verify #CampusClear results with security upon entry to the building. 

You will receive a confirmation email, and on the day of the reservation you will be asked to check in to secure your seat.