San Diego Mesa College Library Collections

 

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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