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Library Services

MiraCosta's libraries provide extensive resources and services for students, faculty, and staff. 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 101LIBR 201/LIBR 201H) that are UC/CSU transferable.

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

  • Group study rooms.

  • Many required course textbooks available for short-term use.

  • Instructional exhibits and displays of student projects.

  • Interlibrary loan for books and periodical articles.

Information resources include the following:

  • Access to physical library resources, such as books and DVDs, as well as an extensive collection of ebooks and streaming media.

  • Over 150 online research databases covering a variety of disciplines, such as the arts and humanities, nursing and health, the STEM fields, social sciences, and career education.

  • Access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals through full-text online databases, such as EBSCOhost, JSTOR, and ScienceDirect.

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

  • Laptops and hotspots available for semester-long checkouts.

  • High speed book scanner available.

Library Locations and Contact Information

The MiraCosta College Library has three campus locations:

  • Oceanside Campus, Building 1200. Phone: 760.795.6715
  • San Elijo Campus, Building 100. Phone: 760.634.7850
  • Community Learning Center, Learning Commons, Building 100. Phone: 760.795.8733

Library building hours are posted on the Library webpage

The libraries are closed on legal or administrative holidays and during semester breaks.

Campus Locations

MiraCosta Community Learning Center

1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
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MiraCosta Oceanside Campus Building

1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
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MiraCosta Technology Career Institute Building

2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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