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Library Guide for International Students

Library Resources

The Skyline College Library features a book collection of 50,000 volumes and subscriptions to hundreds of magazines, journals, and newspapers. To borrow library materials or access them electronically on- and off-campus, all students need is a library card that is of no cost to students. Stop by the library to apply for a library card.


Print Collection

Circulating collection - books found on rows of shelves on the right hand side as you enter the library

Reserves - books located in the front desk or check-out desk area set aside for your class

Reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals etc. in the reference section behind the reference desk

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers - a list of print and electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers can be found here.


Electronic Resources

Library provides access to hundreds of electronic books, journals, magazines, newspaper articles, streaming videos and other resources. When accessing these materials from the library website while off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your library card number (on the back of your library card) and PIN number (the last four numbers of your phone number).

Research Resources

With so many resources to choose from, library research can seem like a daunting task. Don't worry! Librarians can help you find information you need for your papers and projects and show you how to use library resources and tools. Librarian can help:

In Person: at the Research & Information Desk

Phone: (650) 738-4312 

Onlinehttp://www.skylinecollege.edu/library/askalibrarian.php

Technology resources

Technology in the Library  Technology for Borrowing

46+ drop-in computers

Microsoft office 

Adobe Creative Suite CC & more

Wifi: SMCCD Public Network

Black & White, double-side printing and copying

High resolution scanning

Laptops & iPads 2-hour loan & 3 day loan

Phone Chargers due before library closes

Calculators 7-day loan

Headphones due before library closes

Our Technology Support staff will be happy to show you how to use technology in the library and help with learning technology. For more information, please visit: http://skylinecollege.edu/library/technology/index.php