CoA Library

The College of Alameda Library is located on the first floor of the L-Building. Our helpful, knowledgeable librarians can assist you in finding the information you need, or you can take a Library course to learn how to do your own research. You can even “Chat with a Librarian” and ask your questions online.

Library Hours

Library Hours for Spring:
(Jan. 21, 2020 – May 22, 2020):

Monday – Thursday:  7:50 am – 7:50 pm
Friday: 7:50 am – 3:50 pm

Holiday Closures:

  • Fri.-Mon, February 14th-17th, (Presidents’ Birthdays)
  • Thursday March 19th (Staff Development Day)
  • Tues. March 31st  (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • Mon.-Fri. April 13th-17th  (Spring Break)
  • Fri. May 15th (Malcolm X’s Birthday)
  • Library closes at noon Friday May 22nd


Library News

Want to learn how to find and cite books and articles? Take a Library course! LIS85 – Introduction to Information Resources is offered online at College of Alameda every semester.  LIS85 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.