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Library Research: Tools & Assistance

Announcements & Information

Summer Session Service Hours Beginning June 17th - August 8th

  • Monday-Thursday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Need to return Laptops, Calculators, and Books or Pay Fines?

The library will be closed from May 27th-June 13th, and will reopen for summer on June 17st. If you need to return an overdue laptop, calculator, books or need to pay a fine, please call (619) 388-7310 between 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday-Thursday to notify our staff you are at our main gate. Outside of these hours, place book(s) in the outside book drop located near outside of the H building near parking lot 2 to stop fines from increasing. DO NOT return laptops or calculators in our book drop. Return or call back during above hours to return laptop and calculators or to resolve fines.

The upcoming schedule for adjusted return service hours is as follows:

  • Monday -Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Tuesday, June 11th: Closed from 9:00am to 11:00am (staff training)
  • Thursday, June 13th: Closed for the entire day (staff training)

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). Here you will see some of the latest books we've added to our collection and books spotlighting special topics of the month. You can also browse online through our recently-acquired books and ebooks.

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 weekly walk-in workshop series has concluded for the spring semester. Workshops will resume in June.

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.

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

Summer Session Hours (June 17-August 8, 2024)

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 

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