CoA Library

Cornonavirus Closure Update: The Library is physically closed until June 30th. However, the following online Library services are still available during the ONLINE ONLY Library Services Hours (listed below):

If you have overdue books, please wait to return them until the Library reopens. Any fines for overdue books will be waived on return. To contact the Library during the closure, please use the online chat/email.

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

The Library is physically closed until June 30th (due to the shelter in place for the Coronavirus) but online Library services are available during the ONLINE ONLY Library Services Hours listed below.

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

Mon. – Thurs.:  7:50 am – 7:50 pm
Fri.: 7:50 am – 3:50 pm

Holiday Closures:

  • Mon., March 30th (Staff Development Day)
  • Tues., March 31st  (Cesar Chavez Day)
  • Fri., May 15th (Malcolm X’s Birthday)
  • Library closes at noon Fri., 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.