Study space, checking out technology, textbooks, circulating books, etc., computer use.
See the boxes below to ask us questions and get assistance with research for your classes.
If you're not sure where to go, start here!
Though we are not available in-person, our librarians are still available to answer direct questions. If you need help with an assignment, click on the icon below or go to our library's homepage and click on the box titled "Ask a Librarian."
The "Ask a Librarian" box connects you through an online chat service directly to one our librarians. We can help you find articles or books, assist you with formatting, and direct you to other campus resources. If you're not sure where to go, start here!
However, please be understanding. This service is new to our library but is intended to function similarly to in-person reference services. The librarian answering your questions may be working with more than one student at a time or handling another need.
If online chatting
isn't enough . . .
If online chatting isn't enough, you can set up a video conference with one our librarians using Zoom.
This service is appropriate if you are working on a visual project, are unable to use our texting chat service, or otherwise feel a need to have a face-to-face appointment.
You can set up a Zoom appointment by clicking on the "Request a Video Session with a Librarian" box on our homepage or by clicking here. Please mention that you need to have a Zoom or video appointment.
Learn more about video conferences by clicking on the "Zoom" tab on this page.
You can now text a librarian!
Text your question to 650-535-8398 for research, citation, and general library help.
If you need to
find some articles
for your assignments . . .
You can use click on the Database tab to select a specific database, or use our OneSearch feature to search all of our databases at once. Both of these are available on our library's homepage.
To access articles, you will need to login using your OneLogin (the same login you use for Canvas - your user name is the first part of your SMCCD email, before the @my.smccd.edu).
There are two ways to get books from the Library, curbside pick-up and eBooks.
For eBooks, please see the "Search for eBooks" links below to search our library's collection. This is also available on our library's homepage in the "Books & eBooks" tab.
We offer Cañada Library curbside pick up!
Fall 2021 semester starts Wednesday, August 18. Students, faculty, and staff can start requesting items from the Library, including:
STEP 1: Request library Item(s)
STEP 2: Schedule appointment
STEP 3: Pick up your Iiems(s)