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Library Site

The library is open for book pick up/drop off and scanner appointments for Books on Reserve
M-Th: 9:00AM-3:45PM

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (In-person reference, computer use, and study space--NOT study rooms) 
are available Tu & W

Use the Drop Off box outside the library to return your books (not equipment).
If you need a laptop, calculator, webcam, and/or internet access, ask your instructor to fill out this essential technology request form for you, or contact us - call/text 510-426-5026 or email library@contracosta.edu.
If you want to use your financial aid package to purchase other equipment (such as a wireless keyboard, headset, or calculator), please fill out this miscellaneous technology request form.

Get Help from a Librarian

The Circulation Desk is open M-Th: 9:00AM-3:45PM for books, magazines, equipment pick-up/drop off; scanning of Books on Reserve by appointment only (30 minutes/student). Phone: 510.215.4921

Additional Services: Tu & W: 9:00am-3:45pm for in-person reference hours, computer use (10 computers available) and study space (NOT study rooms)

CCC Library LogoHere are your options for getting in touch with a librarian

Call or Text Us: 510-426-5026

  • SUMMER 2021: Available Monday-Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Virtual Hours)

Chat with a librarian

  • Available 24/7 (CCC librarians staff the service during hours listed above.)
  • Staffed by CCC Librarians during regular Library Hours

One-on-One Reference Appointments

  • Meet on Zoom with a librarian for up to 1hr for your research questions
  • Limited days/hours available

Email a librarian

Online Library Resources

Online Databases: Use our research Databases to find high-quality articles, ebooks, and streaming media. You will need to log in using your Insite Username and Password to access these from off-campus

Database Quickstart:

For database questions, please contact Erica Watson (ewatson@contracosta.edu or 510-426-5026)

Online Research GuidesResearch Guides -- Multiple subject research guides are available to help you explore the best online resources in your subject area. 

Library Workshops: Faculty, if you'd like to arrange for students to receive a remote workshop on how to use these online library resources, please contact instruction coordinator Katherine Becvar.

Getting Print Books In Person from the Library during COVID-19

  • Textbook reserves: You can use our reserves textbooks in person by making an appointment. Appointments are available during the regular semester Mon - Thur, 9am - 3:30pm.
  • Other Print Books: You can request books marked 'CCC Library Stacks' in the library catalog and pick them up in-person during our pickup hours listed above. This video shows you how to look up and request print books while the library is closed.