Library & Information Hub

Oceanside, Building 1200: 760.795.6715
San Elijo, Building 100: 760.634.7850
Community Learning Center, Academic Support Center, Building A: 760.795.8733

MiraCosta's libraries provide extensive resources and services for students, faculty, and staff. Information resources include the following:

  • More than 53,000 books, 215,000 e-books, 5,500 DVDs/videos, 49,000 online videos, and 1,200 CDs

  • Over 90 online reference databases covering a variety of disciplines, such as science, literature, health, social sciences, and the humanities

  • Access to more than 34,000 periodical titles through full-text online databases, such as EBSCOhost and JSTOR

  • Remote access for students, staff, and faculty to all library databases (requires SURF ID and password)

  • CD, DVD, video, and cassette players as well as adaptive technology devices

  • Hundreds of computers featuring a range of software applications that support college courses

  • Printing, photocopying, and scanning equipment.

Information and instructional services include the following:

  • Research assistance available in-person and by email, online chat, text, and phone

  • Library instruction geared to the needs of specific classes upon request

  • Library research workshops offered on-ground and online

  • Online Library Science credit courses (LIBR 101, LIBR 201/201H) that are UC/CSU transferable

  • Reciprocal borrowing privileges with the Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos libraries

  • Group study rooms

  • Academic reserve collections in a variety of print, audio-visual, and digital formats

  • Instructional exhibits and displays of student projects

  • Intralibrary loans between the three MiraCosta College campuses

  • Interlibrary loan for books and periodical articles

  • Library resources access via mobile devices.

Library and Information Hubs at both Oceanside and San Elijo campuses are open the following days and times:

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Library hours at the Community Learning Center vary according to student demand.

On legal or administrative holidays and during semester breaks, the libraries may be closed or on a special schedule. Changes in hours are posted on the library webpage and in each library as necessary, and they are also recorded at 760.795.6717.