Library Services and Staff

Reference Desk:

Come to the Reference Desk to request assistance in using the library; searching the catalogs finding the information, including book, magazine articles, internet resources, that you need for your assignments.

  • Reference Desk,  748-2398

Circulation Desk:

Go to the Circulation Desk to check books in or out; checking on or clearing holds and blocks on your record;
and other circulation concerns.

  • Circulation Supervisor, 748-2251
  • Circulation Desk, 748-2120

In order to check out a book you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in classes and have a student identification card with current semester sticker — this ID is also your library card.
  • You can get your student id from the Welcome Center in Bldg. A — Having this card will also allow you to check out books from College of Alameda other Peralta Community College District Libraries.
  • Circulating books can be checked out for three (3) weeks and can be renewed two times.  A total of five (5) books, three in one subject area, may be checked out at one time.
  • Magazines are library use only.
  • Reference books and reserve books (including textbooks) are also library use only.

Reserves:

Reserves is part of the Circulation Desk.  Go to Reserves for library use of required textbooks, pamphlets, and other materials that instructors have placed on Reserve.  You will also need a current student id to use Reserve materials. Instructors are encouraged to prepare their materials and contact the Reserves Supervisor several weeks prior to the semester in which they plan to use the materials. Instructors are also encouraged to withdraw materials not currently in use.

  • Reserves Supervisor, 748-2122

Librarians:

Please contact any of the librarians, or leave a message at the Reference Desk for more information about library services and/or instruction.  Faculty are encouraged to discuss library resources, services and instruction with a librarian, especially in relation to available resources for specific assignments and course development.  We also recommend that faculty provide librarians with a copy of assignments that may require library research.

  • Steve Gerstle, M.L.I.S. — Reference and Instruction Librarian, 748-5217
  • Jane McKenna, M.L.S. — Public Services Librarian, 748-2366

Periodicals:

Ask at Periodicals to see a current list of magazines that the library owns. Also at this desk are slips that should be filled out in order to check out magazines and journals.

  • Periodicals Supervisor, 748-2252

Library Office and Acquisitions:

  • Library Office, 748-2365

Technical Processing:

Contact the Technical Services/Systems Librarian for any information on concerning the cataloging or processing of books.

  • Technical Services/Systems Librarian, 748-2253

Audio Visual:

College of Alameda Library does not currently have an Audio-Visual-Multimedia Collection.  AV Reserve materials are available on a semester-by-semester basis.

  • Audio Visual Department, 748-2282

Other L-Building Services: Learning Resources & Open Labs