Borrowing Textbooks for Summer Session
If you are registered for summer classes, check to see if the library has the textbook. If the textbook is listed, complete the Books for Food Request Form. Quantities are limited and are checked out on a first requested, first served basis.
Borrowing Tablets and Laptops for Summer Session
If you need a tablet or laptop for summer, please complete the Laptop Request Form. If you already have a library laptop/tablet and want to renew it for your summer session, contact James Adams at james.adamsFREEWEST_VALLEY
Hotspots are available to borrow on a walk-in basis. There is no need to reserve them.
Happy summer reading!
The Library's Books for Food program has expanded and includes course textbooks, Laptop (Microsoft Surface Go) and Graphing Calculators for semester length loans.
- Quantities are limited and are checked out on a first requested, first served basis.
- All available textbooks are searchable on the Books for Food program page and must be requested through the Books for Food Form.
- All graphing calculators must be requested through the Books for Food Form.
- All available Surface Gos and laptops must be requested through the Laptop Request Form.
- Open for limited services with limited occupancy capacity.
- Wifi access
- Desktop computers
- Black & white printing at 10 cents per page. Only coins or dollar bills are accepted.
- Quiet study space, but group study rooms are not available
- A picture ID and your G0 number is required to check out books.
- Only currently registered students, staff and faculty will be allowed into the library.
- Students are required to sign in when they enter the Library. You will need to have your G0 number ready to show Library staff.
- Students that come into the Library must wear masks. Masks will be provided if the student does not have one. The Library is equipped with hand sanitizer stations.
- No food is permitted and the water fountain is not available to students.
- Bottled water in a sealable container is permitted.
- Students will be required to sanitize their workspace after each use. Sanitation material will be provided.
The West Valley College Library Archives project is a work in progress. Over the past several years staff, faculty, and student volunteers have been invaluable in collecting, cleaning, organizing, and processing of archival materials on the campus.
In 2010, the West Valley College Library received a Local History Digital Resources Project grant from the California State Library. The project was supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
As a part of the project, 200 images from the West Valley College archives were scanned and were hosted at the Califa Digital Collections. In the summer of 2011, the collection was loaded on the Calisphere and Online Archive of California websites.
Additional scans will be added to the Califa Digital Collection prior to uploading to Calisphere and the Online Archive of California.
West Valley College Library Archive collection guides (also known as finding aids) can be viewed at the Online Archive of California.
The West Valley College Library Archives is open by appointment to students, faculty, staff, visiting researchers and the general public. Please make an appointment to use the collection.
The West Valley College Library strives to create a physical and online environment of intellectual freedom which protects the interests of all members of our campus. Access to research, information, and technology is critical in identifying and eradicating social inequities and racism. As a library, we pledge to be an active partner in combating systemic discrimination on our campus and foster skills and resources that students, faculty, and classified professionals can use to confront discrimination in our society.