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Library Policies: Privacy Policy

Library policies on checking out and returning items, using the computers and printers, and more.

Foothill College Library

Semans Library

Until further notice, the library building/area at the Main Campus and at Sunnyvale Center will be closed. All reference services are available online only. Talk to a librarian live by phone or video conference, or ask them a question by email, text or chat.

Online Reference Hours

Summer 2020
Mon – Thur   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri – Sun   Closed

Fall 2020
Mon – Thur   10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun  Closed

The Library is closed during all college holidays and breaks.

Reference Desk
(650) 949-7608

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Circulation & Reserve
(650) 949-7611

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Privacy Policy

Although the Foothill College Library attempts to protect your privacy, under the federal USA Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56), records of the books and other materials you borrow from this library and/or media center may be obtained by federal agents. The federal law prohibits library and media center employees from informing you if federal agents have obtained records about you

Off-Campus Access

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.