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César E. Chávez Library



Please note that the Library is closed this week on Thursday and Friday in alignment with the fall 2023 academic calendar.

The Library now offers free access to the New York Times Digital Edition to faculty and students! Visit the New York Times LibGuide page for account set-up details and a video tutorial on how to access this new subscription.

Pick up calculators, ESL Non-credit Textbooks, short term textbook loans by stopping by the Library Circulation Desk during open hours.  If you are attending classes online, visit the SJCC Library Online Support page.  

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OneSearch allows you to quickly search for books, ebooks, journal articles and more from a single search box.

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Testimonial Name

FALL 2023

Monday, August 28 - Friday, December 15

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 

Closed: Saturday - Sunday and all campus holidays

Contact us: or (408) 288-3775

The library will be closed on the following campus holidays:

  • Monday, September 4 (Labor Day holiday)

The San José City College César E. Chávez 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 CDs

  • Locating articles in over 30 databases

  • Developing a research plan for your papers and projects

  • Evaluating websites

  • Citation formatting

  • ESL Resources

  • And more! 


For those using SJCC Online Databases, please refer to the updated instructions on how to log in using Secure Sign-on (SSO)


Service area Outcomes (SAOS)

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 1: The library will acquire and maintain a current collection of print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to support, augment and supplement the college curriculum, course assignments, student success and lifelong learning.

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 2: The library will provide access to and assistance with information resources for students, faculty, staff, and community; and promotes information resources in all appropriate forms.



Library contacts

Division Dean 

Dr. Celia Cruz-Johnson


Senior Administrative Assistant

Monique Rodarte


Reference Librarian Team

Shelley Blackman

Joy Chase

Liz Hickok

G. Salim Mohammed 

Ann Nguyen

Mary Nino



Library Staff Team

Judith Francisco

Debbra Franklin

Peter Vu