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ENGL 847 Valenzuela: 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.

Textbooks & 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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library database

Welcome to the Cañada College Library!

Greetings! Your college library offers these services and resources to help you with your homework:


  • Librarians can help you find the articles you need for your assignments and help you cite your sources correctly. Come see us at the Reference desk.
  • Library computers do not require a login or have a time limit!
  • The library has printers, copiers, and calculators
  • For fall semester 2018, our group study rooms are closed due to construction, but you can use the library classroom  to meet with classmates to work on projects together.
  • You can check out textbooks from Course Reserves
  • The library opens at 8 a.m. and closes until 9 p.m. during fall and spring and 7 p.m. during summer.
  • We are to help students. Find us on the third floor of Building 9. 


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.

Academic Search Complete database

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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