Library Collections

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
Career Collection (First Floor - Current Periodicals Room)
  • U.S. college catalogs (online)
  • California college catalogs (print and online)
  • Guides to colleges and universities
  • Scholarship and financial aid information
  • Test preparation books
  • Vocational information
  • Career pamphlets
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)
  • Print 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).

Archives (First Floor - Checkout Counter)
  • 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
Audiovisual Collection (Fourth Floor - Audiovisual Services)
  • Audio cassettes
  • Compact discs
  • DVDs
  • Filmstrips
  • Phonorecords
  • Slides
  • Video tapes
  • Video discs