• For Library Hours see section below called Library Service Hours.
  • Students and guests coming on campus should use the Campus Shield app to answer screening questions  before entering the Library building and be prepared to provide proof of vaccination or a negative covid test taken within 72 hours.
  • For Circulation/Chromebooks/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 2023 (Jan. 23 – May 26):

The Library (first floor services) is physically open:
Monday: 8am -7:50pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 3:50pm
Wednesday: 8am -7:50pm
Thursday: 8am – 3:50pm
Friday: 8am – 3:50pm

Spring Holiday Closures:

  • Fri.-Mon, February 17-20, (Presidents’ Birthdays)
  • Tuesday, March 14 (Staff Development Day) 
  • Monday.- Friday, March 27 – March 31 (Spring Break) 
  • Fri. May 19th (Malcolm X’s Birthday)
  • Friday, May 26 (closes at noon)

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!