General Services

Reference Services / Assistance in Using Library Resources

Location:
Reference Desk (First Floor - Reference Area)

Service: Professional librarians offer students help in locating library materials and finding specific information.

Materials Check-Out

Location: Check-Out Counter (First Floor - Lobby)

Service: Library personnel assist students in checking out and returning books (including course reserves and interlibrary loan materials). Click here to learn more about the library's check-out policies.

Interlibrary Borrowing

Location: Reference Desk, Check-Out Counter (First Floor)

Service: If you would like to check out a book from the City or Miramar campuses and you are not able to travel to their libraries, we can obtain the book for you. It will take 3-4 working days, and we will notify you when the book arrives. Ask for a form at the Reference Desk.

In some cases we may also be able to obtain, on your behalf, books and photocopied articles from libraries outside of the San Diego Community College District. For more information about our out-of-district interlibrary loan service, Click here.

Library Instruction

Location: Inquire at Reference Desk (First Floor)

Service: The library instruction program includes both class and individualized instruction. Faculty members may request library instruction for their classes. Likewise, students may arrange for individualized instruction by making an appointment. For more information, see procedures for scheduling library instruction sessions, or contact Alison Steinberg Gurganus, Instruction Librarian at (619) 388-2938 (asteinbe@sdccd.edu).

Miscellaneous Services

Book holds: If you would like a Mesa book that is checked out, you can arrange to get the book when it is returned. We will notify you when the book is in. Ask for a form at the Reference Desk.

Course reserves: If your teacher puts something on course reserve, check under "Course Reserves" on SandyPac's search options screen. Look for the reserve number. Once you have it, ask at the Atrium Check-Out Counter.

Note to faculty: To add materials to the Course Reserve Collection, please download and submit a Course Reserve request form (PDF document).

Off-campus access: If you have a computer with Internet access, you can search the library's online catalog via the Web. You can also connect-from your home or office computer-to many of the library's article and research databases. Just stop by the library Reference Desk to pick up remote account and password information.

Internet access: Designated Internet-access computers are located near the Reference Collection on the 1st floor of the LRC. Many more computers offering Internet access can be found on the 4th floor of the building in the Center for Independent Learning.

Printing: Costs .10 per page for black and white .50 per page for color. Students can put money on their ID cards at our "add value" stations on the first and fourth floor or they can buy a blue print card for one dollar at the LRC Cafe that will have .50 loaded on it.