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The Golden West College Library currently maintains an on-site collection of more than 45,000 print and non-print materials and more than 9000 electronic books to support the educational needs of GWC students, faculty, and staff. The library also provides online databases that index and provide citations and/or full-text periodical articles to view, print, and email. In addition, the GWC Library has computers available for word processing and Internet access for registered students, faculty, and staff.

Reference: A librarian is always on duty to offer assistance at the information desk to help students, faculty, & staff with research questions, including helping students find relevant books, reference materials, online articles, and appropriate websites for research.
Phone #: 714-895-8741 x55184

Collection Development: In order to collect materials that will support the current curricular needs of GWC, the librarians will consider faculty recommendations.

Public Services Desk: Check out and return books, pay fines, and pick up books on hold or requested. Loan period for circulating books is 3 weeks with one renewal allowed. Check on the status of Interlibrary Loan Requests. Check out materials that instructors have placed on reserve for students at the Public Services desk. For more information, access the Library Policies page.
Phone #: 714-895-8741

Student Textbook Access Reserve Collection (STAR): Thanks to the GWC Foundation, the library has a textbook reserve collection for two hour in-library use. The Student Textbook Access Reserve collection, known as the STAR collection, currently includes approximately 100 titles from over half of the subjects taught on campus. Stop by and see if we have your textbooks.

Media/Periodicals: DVDs, videos, audio cassettes, CDs, and other media are available. View media items that instructors have placed on reserve. View Coastline Community College course videos for in-library use. Magazines and newspapers in print format are available for in-library use only.

Copy Machines, Fax Machine, Printing : Copy material for .10 cents per page. Copy machines are located in Reference area. Fax machine available for use at the Public Services desk for a dollar a page. Printing is available for .10 cents per page at the self service printing station.

Instruction: Faculty may schedule a library instruction session in the Technology Learning Center. Contact Cathy Le, 714-895-8741 x51210 or use the online instruction request form.

Group Study Rooms: Group study rooms are available on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the library. Each group study room comes equipped with a large screen monitor, Internet access, and printing capabilities.
Phone #: 714-895-8741 x55184

Wireless Internet Access: WIFI access is available in the 2nd and 3rd floor of the library for registered students.

Mutual Borrowing Agreements

The following libraries are members of the CalWest Consortium. Students, faculty, and staff from each of these colleges may borrow materials from the libraries of any of the member colleges.

Cypress College , Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College

California State University, Long Beach ( CSULB) Library ) and Golden West College Library have agreed to extend mutual borrowing privileges of non-reserve library materials to students, faculty, and staff of both colleges beginning in Fall 2002.