Reservations & Orientations
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The San Jose City College Library supports the programs of the College and your learning needs by providing a rich variety of learning resources and instruction in the principles of information competency.
We can assist you with:
Finding books, magazines, DVDs, and CDsLocating articles in over 30 databasesDeveloping a research plan for your papers and projectsEvaluating websitesCitation formattingESL ResourcesAnd more!
Your SJCC I.D. Card is your library card. You can get one at the Information Counter in the Student Services Center. You are responsible for the return of all library materials borrowed with your card. Fines are charged for overdue items, and payment is required for lost or damaged materials.
Books and Compact Discs 3 weeks Magazines 1 week Video cassettes 1 week DVD's 1 week Reserve materials (variable) 1 hour – 3 weeks
Reference books, newspapers, some reserve items, and the current issues of magazines are for library use only.
Items can be renewed twice, unless another borrower has requested them. For renewals, call (408) 288-3775, or visit our
Fines for Overdue Items
General Items (books, CDs, DVDs) $ 0.25 per day, each item Study Rooms $ 1.50 per hour or partial hour Computers $ .50 per hour or partial hour Reserve Items $1.50 per hour or partial hour Laptop Computers $5.00 per hour or partial hour*Fines for overdue reserve materials (textbooks, DVDs and videos only) are $1.50/hour per item for each hour the library is open. Maximum fines can equal the cost of the material, plus a non-refundable $25.00 processing fee. *One- and two-hour reserve material not returned to the Circulation Counter by closing time on the day the item is due will be subject to a $5.00 overnight fine and $5.00 for each additional day the library is closed (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). This fine is in addition to the $1.50/hour overdue fine charged when the library is open.
Current magazines and newspapers are available in the Periodicals Area. Back issues of magazines can be checked out for one week and renewed twice. They are stored under the periodical display shelves and also at the Circulation Counter.
The reserve collection, located at the Circulation Counter, contains textbooks provided by instructors, as well as other library materials. Loan periods for reserve items are set by the instructors and may vary.
Library Mission Statement
The San Jose City College Library supports the programs of the College and the educational needs of a diverse student population by providing a rich variety of learning resources and instruction in the principles of information competency.
The librarians will provide access to and assistance with information resources for students, faculty, staff, and community; they will promote information resources in all appropriate forms.
Fall 2018 Schedule
Sept. 4 to Dec. 20
Mondays - Thursdays8:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pmClosed Weekends and School Holidays.
Susan Hines, Dean
Library, Learning Resources, & Distance Education