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 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.

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

  • Instructional exhibits and displays of student projects.

  • Interlibrary loan for books and periodical articles.

Information resources include the following:

  • More than 34,000 books, 440,000 e-books, 5,400 DVDs, 120,000 online videos, and 500 CDs.

  • Over 100 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 more than 50,000 periodical titles 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).

  • Technology equipment for loan including laptops, mobile hotspots, and calculators.

  • DVD players as well as adaptive technology devices.

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

  • Printing and scanning equipment.

Library and Information Hubs are open the following days and times:

Oceanside Hub: Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

San Elijo Hub: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Community Learning Center: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m and 5:30–8:30 p.m.

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.