About The Library

General Rules

  • Valid student CSID is required for checkout of circulating and reserve materials
  • No food or drink in the library, water in water bottles okay
  • Please turn cell phones to vibrate or shut off
  • Shoes and shirts required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No children in the study rooms


Computers are located in the Information Commons area and are available for research purposes.
Access is provided to the SDCCD online catalog, several electronic databases and the Internet.
Computers also have Microsoft Office. Students needing assistance using Microsoft Office will be
directed to the Independent Learning Center (ILC). Headphones are available for checkout.


There are three photocopiers in the Copy Center which take cash (dollar bills, quarters, dimes&nickels). Copiers also accept CSID cards; follow directions on the Add Value machine to load money onto your card. Both 8 ½ x 11 and 11 x 17 size copies are ten cents each. Users must comply with applicable copyright laws.


There is one black & white laser printer available, located in the Copy Center. To print, you must have a CSID card. Directions for loading money onto your CSID card are located on the Add Value machine. The cost to print is ten cents per page.

Reference Assistance

A Reference Librarian is available to help you find answers to your questions, guide you in research and assist you in finding appropriate resources for your assignments. The Reference Desk is located next to the Information Commons and Casual Reading areas.

Reference Collection and Casual Reading Areas

The Reference area is located next to the Information Commons and holds two collections; reference books and law books. The books in both collections are for research and are Library Use Only. The Casual Reading area is behind the Reference Collection and provides comfortable relaxed seating with current newspapers and magazines displayed nearby. Feel free to study together and talk moderately at tables
and casual seating located in these areas.

Quiet Study Area

There is a Quiet Study area located to the right of the Circulation Desk in the Circulating Collection area. Study carrels and tables are provided for individuals to study in a quiet environment. Loud talking, other noise and children are not permitted in this area. Please respect the need for quiet in this area, set cell phones to vibrate and answer your call outside.

Study Rooms

Eight study rooms with whiteboards are available to currently enrolled students. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis—the Library does not make advance reservations. The check-out period is one hour (you may remain for more than an hour if no one else is waiting).

To check out a room, present a valid CSID card to the staff at the Circulation Desk. See staff for additional instructions.


Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation desk. Check the Reserves binder at the desk for materials available, sorted by class name and number (e.g. History 109). You must have your CSID card to use reserve materials. Reserve materials are available on a first come, first served basis.

Holds may not be placed on reserve materials.

Videos and DVDs

Videos and DVDs are purchased for Miramar instructors to use in their classes; students may view media materials in the Audiovisual Department, located on the first floor in room L-111.



The library website provides information on basic rules, policies and procedures. It provides remote access to the online catalog and article databases. Your user name is your last name and your password is your CSID number. You must be a currently enrolled Miramar College student. If you are unable to access the databases please contact the library for assistance.