The Library offers a wide variety of resources and services. These include reference assistance, orientations and classes in how to use the library “to conduct” research. Online databases and a library catalog are accessible 24/7. Internet stations and printing are available for course-related work. Wireless Internet access is also available.
The library collection includes books, periodicals, reference materials, databases, streaming media, e-books, laptops, photographic and video equipment, and audiovisual media. Current students may use their student ID card to borrow materials from both the West Valley College and Mission College collections. Library hours are posted at the front entrance to the Library and on the Library website: https://www.westvalley.edu/library/
After completing courses, orientations, or workshops, a student will be able to do one or more of the following:
- Gather, evaluate, organize and use information in order to successfully complete research projects;
- Properly cite sources according to established formats such as MLA and APA;
- Explain the legal and ethical aspects of research, including copyright and plagiarism.