About the Library

 The Collection

Moorpark College Library at Night

The library has a curriculum-oriented collection containing approximately 77,000 books and 293 periodical subscriptions. The collection also includes DVDs, microfilm, CDs, audiotapes, and videotapes.  Electronic Resources  are available  which provide access to material, including newspaper and magazine articles, and there are numerous computer stations that provide access to the Internet free of charge.

On the second floor of the Library/Learning Resource Center, the library catalog is available on six dedicated stations. Here patrons can look up print and non-print titles owned by the Moorpark College Library. The catalog indicates the call number of each item in the collection and also shows whether or not the desired material is checked out. The library's catalog is also available on the Internet through the library's homepage.

Library Services                        

The library is open to everyone; however, in order to borrow material, you must be a registered Moorpark College student or an employee at the College. Patrons can check out materials at the Moorpark College Library with their student ID number (900 number).

Patrons are asked to have no more than five items checked out at one time. Most materials circulate for three weeks. Reference books and periodicals do not circulate.

There are computers in the Library/Learning Resource Center which students may use to access the Internet and library databases. Use of the computers is free, but there is a $0.10 per page charge for printing. Print jobs are sent to print stations on the first, second and third floors of the Library/Learning Resource Center. Print jobs can be picked up from any station using the PrintMe code that is provided after the print is sent. Payment for prints can be made using a debit/credit card, or by cash loaded on to a free print card which can be obtained from a machine in the Copier Room on the second floor. Additional change or dollars may be added to a copy card to increase its balance.

Photocopiers are available on the second floor of the Library/Learning Resource Center in the Copier Room. Copies are $0.10 cents per page.

Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Instructors often put materials "on reserve" in the library and designate their use for a limited period of time. Please request the material by the instructor's last name.

Interlibrary loan services are available to library card holders. Should the library not have adequate material for a patron's research, the library may borrow materials from other institutions. If you wish to use interlibrary loan, please consult the reference librarian

Open Access Lab 

Student on Computer in Library

On the first floor of the Moorpark College Library/Learning Resource Center is an Open Access computer lab. The lab is open during the hours the library is open and is equipped with 140 computer stations which have access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and additional educational software packages for student use. 

Computers for students are also available on the second and third floors of the Library/Learning Resource Center. A computer classroom on the second floor is open to students whenever it is not reserved for library orientations. 

Although use of the computers is free, there is a $0.10 per page charge for printing. Print jobs are sent to print stations on the first, second and third floors of the Library/Learning Resource Center. Print jobs can be picked up from any station using the PrintMe code that is provided after the print is sent. Payment for prints can be made using a debit/credit card, or by cash loaded on to a free print card (which can be obtained from a machine in the Copier Room on the second floor). Additional change or dollars may be added to a copy card to increase its balance. 

Should you need assistance using these computers, please ask a staff member.