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The College of Alameda is committed to providing quality services and access to library technology that supports educational needs for the college community. In support of that outcome, the library offers the following resources for online students:
Get Help from a Librarian
Research help from a College of Alameda librarian is available by chat or e-mail.
Search the Research Databases
Online library materials such as articles and e-books are available 24 hours a day from both on and off campus through the Library’s Article Databases. Students must be currently registered for a class at College of Alameda in order to access these resources from off campus using their name and student id number.
Search the College of Alameda Library’s Catalog
The Catalog includes books and other materials. The catalog includes books at all four libraries within the Peralta system including College of Alameda Library, Berkeley City College Library, Laney College Library and Merritt College Library. Student registered for a class at College of Alameda may check out circulating books from any of these four libraries.
Watch Library Instructional Tutorials
Watch tutorials on how to research, evaluate and cite sources.
View Library Handouts
Access some of our most popular Library handouts such as our MLA citation guide.
Check Your Library Account or Renew Books
Renew material or check the status of a request.
Search Other Area Library Catalogs
Find books and other material at other libraries in the California San Francisco Bay Region.