CoA Library

Cornonavirus Closure Update: The Library is physically closed until Spring. However, the following online Library services and curbside pick-up returns are available during the semester:

If you have overdue books, you may return them in the book drop located on the exterior of the Library building to the left of the front doors. Any fines for overdue books will be waived on return.

To contact the Library during the closure:

  • For Reference help, use the online chat/email.
  • For Circulation/Renewals help, email or call (510) 748-2120
  • For Reserves/Textbooks, email or call (510) 748-2122

ONLINE Library Service Hours

The Library is physically closed until Spring but online Library services are available during the ONLINE ONLY Library Services Hours listed below.  Curbside Pick-up/Returns are also available (limited hours and by appointment only).

ONLINE ONLY Library Service Hours for Fall:

(Aug. 24, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020):

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

Holiday Closures:

  • Monday Sept. 7th (Labor Day)
  • Tuesday Oct. 20th  (Staff Development Day)
  • Wednesday Nov. 11th (Veterans Day)
  • Library closes at 3:00 pm Wednesday Nov. 25th
  • Thurs.-Fri. Nov. 26th-27th (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Library closes at noon Friday Dec. 18th


Library News

Want to learn how to find and cite books and articles? Take a Library course! LIS74 – Information Seeking Behavior is 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.