Winter 2023 Hours
Mon – Thur 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri, Sat & Sun Closed
Mon – Thur 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (in-person & online)
Fri 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (online only)
Sat & Sun Closed
The Library is closed during all college holidays and breaks.
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Circulation & Reserve
Your OwlCard is also your library card. Get your free OwlCard at the Smart Shop (room 2016) in the Campus Center. Check the Smart Shop website for hours.
Stacks books may be checked out for 3 weeks while reserve materials may be checked out for the entire term. They can be renewed in the library at the Circulation Desk or use your library account online. Books that are not returned 21 days after the due date will be considered “lost.” Patrons will no longer be able to renew their materials remotely for lost items.
The Circulation Desk has a variety of materials for all students available for checkout such as textbooks, calculators (graphing and scientific), Chromebooks, etc. These materials can be loaned out for the whole term. For books, if one copy of the book remains, the copy can only be loaned out for 1 hour. Students can continue to renew their 1-hour loan if no one else has requested to check out the book.
Holds cannot be placed on reserve materials to abide by our first come, first serve policy. If you have any difficulty regarding picking up reserve materials or any other questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to circulation staff through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (650)-949-7611.
Library overdue notices and bills automatically are sent to patrons using the e-mail address supplied at registration. It is the patron's responsibility to keep the library informed of e-mail or telephone changes.
You can request a book located in Stacks that is already checked out. From the results list, click on Details and then look for the Place Hold link in the left-hand column. Your held books will be at the Circulation Desk for 1 week after they are returned.
Items may be returned to the 24/7 bookdrop in front of the library. Books can also be returned to the Circulation Desk staff library or bookdrops inside the library. If late/lost materials are returned, any fines or fees addressed to your library account will be removed.
If you lose any library material, or, if the material is returned significantly damaged, you may replace it with an acceptable* copy of the item instead of paying the full cost of the item/lost fee.
*Replacement copies are subject to review. Please talk to circulation staff before making the purchase of a replacement copy.
Computers are available in the library to access the online catalog, databases, and internet. The login information will be your 8-digit student ID and the password will be the same as your MyPortal login.
The Circulation Desk also has Chromebooks available for check out.
Wifi is available in the library under the wireless network name: College Wifi. To log in, sign in using your 8-digit student ID and the password you use for MyPortal. NOTE: This is a secured connection. College Guest or College Visitor wireless networks may be used if you do not have your student ID.
There are two ePRINTit machines in the library. The cost is 15¢ a page for B/W printing and 50¢ a page for color printing. Upload documents and add funds on the ePRINTit portal or from your MyPortal page. There is a required $3 minimum when uploading funds to ePRINTit. There are also two copiers in the library. The cost for copying is 10¢ a page.
There are 10 study rooms available in the library. Study room reservations and policies are available on the online reservation system.
For off-campus access to the online databases and eBooks, you'll need your student ID.
You can also renew your books online from home.
The library accepts donations of books in good condition and less than five years old. In general, instructor copies may not be accepted except for textbooks currently in use at Foothill College. If your books do not meet these guidelines, please visit Earth911 for suggestions on recycling in your area.
The Foothill Library does not accept solicitations of resources to be added to our LibGuides or other websites. Our LibGuides are collated resources that use faculty recommendations and reviews from reputable resources and other library communities. Any solicitations for additions to our LibGuides will be ignored; persistent contact from vendors or others trying to promote links to be added will be blocked.