The Library is committed to offering equal access to services regardless of physical location.
Circulation Desk Assistance
The Circulation Department assists patrons by phone during its open hours. Please check the homepage for
current schedule. The phone number is (408) 288-3775. Materials,
excluding those on reserve, may be renewed online catalog, or by phone. Patrons can view their currently checked out items and library fees by clicking on My Account through the library’s online catalog.
Reference Desk Assistance
Reference service is available by phone during the library’s open hours. Please see the homepage
for current schedule. The phone number is (408) 288-3775. The
Reference Desk can also be contacted by e-mail when the library is
The Library subscribes to databases
on various subjects. Within these databases you can find full-text
articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. Off-campus users must
enter their name and college ID for access. Please contact the
reference desk for technical issues in connecting to the databases.
Help and Tutorials are available to help you search the databases.
Online Research Guides
There are a variety of Online Research Guides
available that can guide you in your research. These guides
cover specific subject areas, offer valuable information for using
library resources, and include handouts that have been prepared for
You will be guided to a variety of Internet Tools that can help you find the Best Websites
sites that have been that have been evaluated for authenticity,
accuracy and authority, and recommended for academic research. For
websites on a specific subject, consult the Subject Guide to Recommended Websites.
This page provides Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages to help you judge the quality of websites that you may have found on Google or other search engines.
Guidelines for bibliographic citations using either MLA or APA style are available online, plus a selection of automatic citation generators.
Library Studies (online course)
The Library offers a three-unit online course Library Studies15 – Electronic Research and the Internet which teaches students the basics of Internet research and how to use databases.
Online Class Support
San Jose City College maintains an Online Resources web page. Instructions for using Moodle, as well as password information, can be found on this page.