Library

The Library is offering a blend of online and in-person services for the spring semester.
Virtual, online service is available Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Library (first floor services only) is physically open for students to visit Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Appointments are no longer necessary.

  • 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.
  • Students can request a free wi-fi hot spot using an online request form.  Hot spots are handled through Student Services.
  • Free 24/7 ebooks and online articles accessible through the Library databases
  • Online Zoom 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

The Library is offering a blend of online and in-person services for the spring semester.

Appointments are no longer necessary. 

Spring 2022: (Jan. 24, 2022 – May 27, 2022):

  • Virtual, online service is available:
    Monday – Thursday:  7:50 am – 7:50 pm
    Friday: 7:50 am – 3:50 pm
  • The Library (first floor services only) is physically open:
    Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27th from 9:00 am -noon  (Curbside Returns – no appointment necessary, call Circulation Desk on arrival (510-748-2120)

Spring Holiday Closures:

  • Thurs., May 19th (Malcolm X’s Birthday)
  • Library closes at noon on Fri., May 27

Spring Intersession 2022: (May 31, 2022 – June 10, 2022):

  • Virtual, online Reference chat/e-mail service is available:
    Monday – Friday:  10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Library Curbside Service – no appointment necessary, call Circulation Desk on arrival (510-748-2120)
    Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00pm
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Summer 2022: (June 13, 2022 – July 21, 2022):

  • The Library (first floor services only) is physically open:
    Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

 Summer Holiday Closures:

  • Monday, June 20 (Juneteenth)
  • Monday, July 5 (Independence Day)
 

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!

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