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Cesar E. Chavez Library



New this spring! Search and place a hold on your digital textbook title or reserve book from home in our OneSearch catalog. After you place a hold for your item, library staff will get back to you to confirm a pickup appointment. If you want to borrow a laptop or a hotspot instead, you must still fill out a Request Form.

Items no longer requiring the request form, include calculators, ESL Non-credit Textbooks, and short term textbook loans. Stop by the Library Circulation Desk to borrow these items and more during open hours. For on-campus visits, please observe campus safety policies for COVID-19 when visiting the library. 

If you are attending classes online, visit the SJCC Library Online Support page.  

find what you are looking for

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

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spring Library Hours


Monday - Thursday:  9:30 AM -7:00 PM

Friday:  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Closed: Saturday-Sunday and all campus holidays

Contact us: or (408) 288-3775

Note: The library will be closed on Friday, March 17 for district-wide Professional Development. Regular hours resume on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

The San Jose City College Cesar E. Chavez 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! 


If you are using SJCC Online Databases, see new instructions for logging in using the Secure Sign-on (SSO)





Library contacts

Division Dean 

Dr. Celia Cruz-Johnson


Senior Administrative Assistant

Monique Rodarte


Reference Librarian Team

Shelley Blackman

Joy Chase

Liz Hickok

Ann Nguyen

Mary Nino



Library Staff Team

Judith Francisco

Debbra Franklin

Taylor Montiel

Peter Vu