About The Library

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General Rules

  • A valid student campus ID is required for checkout of circulating and reserve materials.
  • Food is not allowed in the Library
  • Beverages are permitted. Please dispose of empty beverage containers in the trashcans located outside of the Library.
  • Please turn cell phones to vibrate or shut off.
  • Shoes and shirts are 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, numerous electronic databases, and the Internet. Headphones are available for checkout. The following software is installed on the Library's computers:

  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Open Office 4.0.1
  • Adobe Reader X
  • Cute PDF
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Focus on Grammar
  • Grammar Mastery II
  • Practical Grammar II
  • Speedstudy English Vocabulary
  • Ultimate Speed Reader
  • Keyboarding Pro Deluxe
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
  • Inspiration 9
  • iTunes
  • jGrasp
  • Microsoft Expression
  • Kurzweill 3000
  • Text Aloud
  • Zoom Text

Students needing assistance using software applications will be directed to the Independent Learning Center (ILC).


There are three photocopiers in the Copy Center that take cash (dollar bills, quarters, dimes & nickels). Copiers also accept campus ID cards; follow directions on the Add Value machine to load money onto your card. Both 8½ x 11 and 11 x 17 size copies are ten cents each. Users must comply with applicable copyright laws.


There are two black & white printers and one color printer available, located in the Copy Center. To print, you must have a campus ID card. Directions for loading money onto your ID card are located on the Add Value machine. The cost to print is 10 cents per page for black & white and 50 cents per page for color.

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 campus ID card to the staff at the Circulation Desk. See staff for additional instructions.

Course Reserves

Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation desk. Check the Reserves Lookup computer at the desk for materials available. You must have your ID 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.

Library Website


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.

Additional Information

Miramar College Library Handbook