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Library Research: Tools & Assistance

Announcements & Information

Library Service Hours

  • Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed March 15th (Staff Attending Planning Summit)
  • Closed March 25th-29th (Spring Break) 

Free New York Times Subscriptions

The Miramar College Library is now offering FREE access to the online version of The New York Times as a special benefit to all Miramar students, faculty, and staff. Here are details and instructions for setting up your own personal free subscription.

Library Workshops

The library's popular walk-in workshops are presented on Wednesdays at noon. Each weekly 30-minute workshop is devoted to a different topic. Our next workshop topic will be: Powering through ProQuest. Check out this semester's schedule and come join us in room L-208.

Note: Workshops and librarian open office hours are available online via Zoom. See our schedule for details.

Important Changes to Library Links

On December 18th, 2023, the Library changed its database access method to incorporate single sign-on logins. Links to library resources you copied and saved prior to that date may need to be updated. Our handy URL conversion tool can help you reformat your links.

Student Email Accounts

Be sure to sign up for your SDCCD student email account. Important library reminders and notifications will be sent to your "" email. If you haven't already done so, here is information on creating your student email account.

Laptop & Equipment Checkout Information

We Have Electronic Resources For You!

You can access ebooks, online full-text articles, and streaming videos anytime!

  • Current Miramar College students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 online access to the library's online article and reference databases, ebook collections, and streaming video resources that are searchable through the OneSearch platform.
  • Personalized assistance and support—from your Miramar Faculty Librarian team—is also available as follows:
    • For an overview of all options for getting research help, please see our Reference Assistance page.
    • For technical support with library database/e-resource access or logon issues, please email our Systems/Technical Services Librarian (Roger Olson) at
    • For library public service or reference assistance questions, please email our Library Dept. Chair/Public Services Librarian (Mary Hart) at
    • For library instruction or OER questions, please email our Instruction/OER Librarian (Angela Boyd) at

Featured Books at the Library

Be sure to check out our featured books display the next time you visit the library (it's located just to your right as you enter). Currently we are displaying titles related to Black History Month, as well as some of the latest books we've added to our collection. You can also browse online through our recently-acquired books and eBooks.

Returning Your Checked-Out Library Books

Photo of the bookdrop near the H Building

A self-service bookdrop is located near the main entrance to the H Building (Arts and Humanities).

To get there, enter parking lot #2 from Black Mountain Road and head for the H Building. The bookdrop is located close to the curb right in front of the main entrance. Simply swing by and drop your books into the slot.

There is also a self-service bookdrop just outside of the library's main entrance on the second floor of the LLRC building.


Note: Laptop computers and calculators cannot be returned in the bookdrop.


Contact Info & Hours

Phone numbers

Library hours

Spring Semester Hours (January 29-May 24, 2024)

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed March 15th (Staff Attending Planning Summit)
  • Closed March  25th-29th (Spring Break)

Online resources and support are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through LibChat.