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Library Introduction: Home

Welcome to the Library!

How Can We Help You?

Welcome to the Cañada College Library!  We can help you find information for your class assignments from many different sources, including Books, Articles, and Websites.

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Building 9, Third Floor
Phone number
Reference Desk : (650) 306-3480
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Getting a library card


To check out resources or to access articles and ebooks off campus, you must have a library card from any of the 35 library branches in the Peninsula Library System (from Daly City to East Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay to Portola Valley).

If you do not have a card from one of these libraries, you may apply for one at Cañada Library. To apply:

  1. Fill out this online application and print it.
  2. Bring a photo ID that verifies your address to the circulation desk at any library.

Find your nearest library branch on this map of the Peninsula Library System.

Library Services

Printing costs 12 cents a page. Buy a printing card for 50 cents and add money near the copy machines. 

Group Study Rooms and the Silent Study Room are closed for fall semester 2018, but the library classroom may be used for group study.

The library has many textbooks on reserve that students can check out for 2 hours, one day or three days. Ask at the front desk to see if your textbook is available or check online.  

Library computers do not require you to log in and there are not time limits.

Research Appointments with librarians give you the help you need with research or citations.