General Questions 

Borrowing Library Materials 

Research and Homework Help

Copiers and Printers

General Questions

Q: Can someone help me?

A: Contact our librarians and staff via email, text, chat or phone for assistance. 

Q: Is the library open?

A: To ensure the health and safety of our campus community, all library services and instruction have been moved online or by phone, text, or chat. Visit the Library Hours page to see when online services are offered. The library building will remain closed until further notice.

Q: How do I apply to work as a Library Student Specialist?

A: Download instructions here.

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Borrowing Library Materials

Q: Can I borrow items from the library during the Stay Well at Home order?

A: At this time, the library is checking out textbook lending items (select textbooks that are available for a semester-length loan), laptops and calculators. Please contact the circulation desk if you have specific questions about checking these items out. 

Q: How do I find something my teacher put on reserve?

A: Course reserves are currently on hold until further notice. 

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Research and Homework Help 

Q: Can I do research from home?

A: Yes - please see our Library Guide for Students during COVID-19 for more information on how to research from home. 

Q: How do I find books?

A: Please see our short video tutorial on using the library catalog. You can access the catalog from your MyVCCCD account, by clicking on the “Library & Learning Resources” tab, then on “One Search.”

Q: How do I find articles?

A: Please see our short video on How to Find an Article with One Search. From your MyVCCCD account click on the “Library Learning Resources” tab, then on the “One Search” button.

 Q: What if the library does not have what I’m looking for? 

A: Please contact the librarian at the reference desk and they will assist you with finding comparable material, or access through a different library. 

 Q: Where can I go to get help with writing a paper? What if I need someone to proofread my paper?

A: Please visit the Writing Center online to schedule an appointment with a writing tutor. The Writing Center has consultants available to work with students one-on-one on writing and study skills.

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