San Diego Mesa College Library Collections



Library Collections

 collection Development

For information regarding additions and removals of items from our collection, please see our Collection Development Guidelines.

 Main Book Collection (Third Floor)

Reference Collection (First Floor - Reference Services Area)

  • Non-circulating reference books and indexes used to locate specific information
  • Atlas stand housing non-circulating atlases

Online Reference Resources (Various Locations)

  • Online library catalog
  • Article and research databases
  • Internet access

Periodicals Collection (First Floor - Current Periodicals Room)

  • Magazines, journals, and newspapers (print, microfiche, and microfilm formats) arranged alphabetically by title
  • Full-text articles online
  • Internet access to electronic periodicals

Map File (First Floor - Reference Area - File Cabinet)

  • Thematic maps
  • Road / travel maps

New Books Display (First Floor - Lobby)

Course Reserves (First Floor - Checkout Counter)

  • Course materials on short-term loan for class assignments.

    Note to faculty: To add materials to the Course Reserve Collection, please download and submit a Course Reserve request form (PDF document).

Media Collection (First Floor - Media Services)

  • Compact discs
  • DVDs
  • Video tapes

Archives (Second Floor - Technical Services)

  • Mesa College catalogs (from past years)
  • Mesa College student newspapers (going back to the College's earliest days)
  • Administrative reports and faculty manuscripts

Oversize Books (Third Floor)

  • Books too large to be shelved in the Main Book Collection

Paperback Racks (Third Floor)

  • A small collection of popular paperbacks

ESL Readers (Third Floor)

  • Books for students of English-as-a-Second-Language

"Books for Children" Collection (Third Floor)

  • Juvenile books for children of library users and for students of children's literature