Distance Education

​​Distance Education

Online Students, Faculty, and Staff

We bring the library to where you are!

The Library is committed to offering equal access to services and resources regardless of your physical location. 

Library Spiral Staircase

Circulation Desk Assistance 

The Circulation Department assists you by phone during its open hours. (408) 288-3775.  All materials, (except reserves), can be renewed through the online catalog, or by phone when the library is open. Check the homepage for the current schedule. View your currently checked out items and library fees by clicking on My Account through the online catalog. 

Reference Desk Assistance

Reference librarians are available by phone when the library is open. (408) 288-3775. See the homepage for current schedule. You can also contact us by e-mail, SJCC.Library@sjcc.edu.


The Library subscribes to databases on many subjects. Find full-text
articles from magazines, journals and  newspapers. Off-campus users must enter name and college ID for access. Contact the Reference Desk for help with connecting to the databases. Help and Tutorials are available to help you search the databases.

E-book Collections

E-books are exactly the same as the paper version, but are available 24/7 and come to wherever you are.  Select the heading E-book Collections on the database page.

Online Research Guides

Doing research from home? Need a cyber-librarian to help you?   Online Research Guides can guide you to the best information available, both online and in the library The guides cover specific subject areas, offer valuable information for using library resources, and include handouts used during library research classes. 

Find Websites

Check here first before clicking on Google! Find Websites leads you to online resources that have been evaluated for authenticity, accuracy and authority. Have a specific subject in mind? Consult the Subject Guide to Recommended Websites. Try searching with the Best Websites search engines - they access only high quality websites that are recommended  for academic research. 

Web Evaluation

You be the judge! How to Evaluate Web Pages helps you decide if that neat site you found through Google is really the best source for your paper.

Library Tutorials 

Take a "virtual" tour of the library.

Need help starting your research?

Learn how to use the online catalog.

Citation Help

Most citations for your Works Cited page can be copied and pasted from library electronic resources.  For websites and print materials, you will need to format your own using either MLA or APA style. Try an automatic citation maker to get the job done quicker!


Cesar E. Chavez Library 

Fall Schedule 
September 3 - December 19

Mondays - Thursdays
8:30am - 8pm
8:30am - 2pm

Closed on weekends and school holidays.


2nd & 3rd Floor of  the Library/LRC Building.



(408) 288-3775


(408) 293-4728



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