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Resources for Foothill Faculty: Welcome!

This guide describes library resources and services designed to support Foothill College faculty.

Foothill College Library


Spring 2024 Hours
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sat & Sun  Closed

Reference Hours

Spring 2024
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (in-person & online)
Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (in-person & online)
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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This guide describes library resources and services that are available to faculty at Foothill College. Please use the tabs above to navigate to information regarding our resources and services. We look forward to working with you!

Activate Your Pass to the New York Times Website!

Foothill students, faculty, and staff now have access to The New York Times digital version including Cooking, Games, The Athletic, and Wirecutter.

View the following video to get started:

Please Note: If you have previously registered your email address on The New York Times site, you will click the "Already have an account?" "Log in here" link (below the "Create Account" button). Existing Paid New York Times subscribers must cancel their paid subscription before authenticating via the Foothill Library subscription.

New Search Tools for Researchers!

The Foothill Library has subscribed to a couple of new search tools which make it easier to find scholarly sources including peer-reviewed articles and academic books.

LibKey Nomad Browser Extension

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles and e-books as you do research on the Web. Get one click access to library content from publisher websites like PubMed, Wikipedia and more. No matter where you are searching, the library is there!

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on Get LibKey Nomad Now
  3. Scroll down and select the download for your browser.
  4. Once the installation is completed, click on Add Extension.
  5. In the search box, type in Foothill College. This should be an option available.
  6. You will see the words Library Selection Saved! When you search, look in the bottom left for the Provided by Foothill College.

Now when you search you should see Download PDF or View Complete Issue! if resources can be accessed through the library. For details, watch the following video:

LibKey Nomad browser extension delivers one-click article access

Another new search tool provided by Foothill Library is will allow you to quickly search using a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or PMID (PubMed identifier). After confirming Foothll College as your organization, you will be taken to a screen that tells you if the source is available at the Foothill Library.  It will also provide you with a link to download the full-text PDF of that source or a link to the article itself.

Featured Resources

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: In celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders, this guide lists campus events, books, articles and websites on Asian Pacific Islanders.

ChatGPT LibGuide: Check out the library's new and evolving guide developed to highlight issues of interest to students and faculty including academic integrity and citation.

Faculty Guide to Streaming Videos: Answers to common questions about streaming video.

Anti-Racism Resources: Anti-racism is a lifelong commitment to doing the work, and that commitment can start with reading. See our Library Black Lives Matter resources lists.

New Online Resources:


  • Seamlessly link to library resources using the “Reading List” in Canvas. Please click on the Library Resource tab for more information.
  • Information Literacy Modules in Canvas: import library instruction modules directly into your online course! Please click on the Library Instruction tab for more information.
  • Group Study Rooms: the library now has 10 group study rooms. Please visit to reserve a room online.
  • Breakout study spaces: in addition to the Group Study Rooms, there are also 6 breakout spaces where students can work collaboratively.
  • Multimedia Classroom now available: Room 3504 is a 50-seat multimedia classroom equipped with 50 Macs and instructor station. Please contact Anthony Caceres at to reserve the room.
  • Online Library Instruction Request Form: You may now request a library orientation for your class by using this online form:
  • Effective 3/28/18: Due to a reduction in staffing, ILL (borrowing and lending from other libraries) will be suspended until further notice. Please click on the Interlibrary Loan tab for more information.