• For Library Hours see section below called Library Service Hours.
  • For Chromebooks/Circulation/Renewals/Returns help, email or call (510) 748-2120
  • For online Reference help chat/email with a librarian or use the Need Help button on any Library webpage.
  • The Library does not have wi-fi hot spots but students can request a wi-fi hot spot from student services using their online request form. 
  • Free 24/7 ebooks and online articles accessible through the Library databases
  • Library instruction sessions can be scheduled by faculty using the Library Instruction Request Form. For more on Library services for Faculty, see our For Faculty page.
  • Online Library Courses – the Library offers several credit bearing courses that teach information competency skills.

Library Service Hours

 Spring Intersession (May 27 – June 20):

During Spring Intersession, the Library building is closedbut a librarian is available for online reference chat during limited
hours. Students enrolled in Spring Intersession can check out
Chromebooks/library materials through our locker pick-up/return service.
To request materials, email In the email,
students should provide their name and student id#. Emails must come
from the student’s Peralta email address. 

Summer 2023 (Jan. 20 – July 27):

The Library (first floor services) is physically open:Monday: 10am -2pmTuesday: 10am -2pmWednesday: 10am -2pmThursday: 10am -2pm

Summer 2023 Holiday Closures:

Tue., July 4th, (Fourth of July)

Library News

Sign up for a Library Course! Want to learn how to find and cite books and articles? LIS74 – Information Seeking Behavior is a class offered online at College of Alameda. LIS74 is a zero cost textbook course which means that all required texts for the class are available for free. To enroll, login to Passport and search for Library Information Studies classes.

Take a look at our new video tutorials posted on the COA Library’s YouTube Channel!