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ENGL 847 Maher: Welcome

Make an Appointment with a Librarian

You can visit the reference desk and get research and citation support anytime, but if you want to secure an appointment with a librarian you can fill out this form to meet with a librarian.

Make an appointment with a librarian.

Testbooks & Course Reserves

Your textbooks are available through libraries for free. Here is where:

  • Course Reserves, textbooks the library checks out to students for short periods of time, usually two hours but often one day, three days or one week.
  •  Peninsula Library System, the 35 member libraries in San Mateo County.
  • Open Library, a website that makes older books available for online checkout.

MLA citation of your textbook:

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2005.

Welcome to the Cañada College Library!



  • The Library is on the 3rd floor of Building 9.
  • Librarians can help you find the articles you need for your assignments and help you cite your sources correctly. 
  • The library's desktop computers do not require a login and do not have a time limit.
  • The library has printers, copiers, and calculators
  • Group study rooms can be reserved up to one week ahead and you can meet with classmates in the library classroom.
  • Check out textbooks from the library's Course Reserves. 
  • The library is open every day except Sunday. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In summer, the library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Academic Search Complete database

Gale Virtual Reference Library database

You need a library card to access databases off-campus

To access databases off-campus, log in with your library card and PIN number, usually the last four digits of your phone number.

A library card from any of the 35 Peninsula Library System libraries, which includes all 32 public libraries in San Mateo County as well as the three college libraries, will give you off-campus access to college library resources.

Come to the library Circulation Desk with a student ID or California Driver's License to fill out a form for a library account.


Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Cynthia McCarthy
Cañada College Library
Bldg. 9, 3rd floor