MSJC Libraries: About Us

About the Libraries

  • MVC Library
  • MVC Library Mission Statement
  • MSJC Library
  • MSJC Library Mission Statement

MVC Library

Your MVC library opened the doors of its approximately 2,000 square foot space to a population of 1,000 students, on MSJC’s newly-built Menifee campus in 1992. Starting with one dictionary and a few video tapes, the library set out to meet the needs of those and future students by developing a solid, comprehensive collection of books and materials that resulted in the upwards of 70,000 print and e-books, thousands of print and e-journals, and over 25,000 physical and electronic videos currently available in the library.

Along with these resources, your MVC library offers individual research assistance and group orientations, in addition to providing 48 computers, Wi-Fi, and a quiet space to study or relax in an inviting atmosphere.

MVC Library Mission Statement

To connect the students, faculty, and community of the Menifee Valley Campus to a world of information, with enthusiasm and professionalism, in a welcoming environment conducive to academic research and study.

To provide a comprehensive and current collection of materials in a variety of formats to support the MSJC curriculum.

To support lifelong learning by teaching information competency skills to students in a variety of settings including class orientations, credit information competency courses, workshops and by working with departments and faculty.
 
Consistent with the MSJC mission, and the Library Bill of Rights endorsed by the American Library Association, the MSJC library supports instruction, faculty research, and the general information and cultural needs of the MSJC community.

MSJC Library

Your SJC Library began in the north wing of the current administration building.  In 1968 bond sales provided the resources to build the current library.  In 1982 the library was dedicated to Milo P. Johnson a year following his retirement.  Mr. Johnson served as Mt. San Jacinto College President from 1963-1981. 

From these humble beginnings your SJC library now holds a broad collection of books, other print materials, offers access to thousands of e-books, e-journals and streaming videos.

Along with these resources, your SJC library offers individual research assistance and group orientations, in addition to providing access to 29 dedicated student computers, WIFI, and study space.

MSJC Library Mission Statement

To connect the students, faculty, and community of the San Jacinto Campus to a world of information, with enthusiasm and professionalism, in a welcoming environment conducive to academic research and study.

To provide a comprehensive and current collection of materials in a variety of formats to support the MSJC curriculum.

To support lifelong learning by teaching information competency skills to students in a variety of settings including class orientations, workshops and by working with departments and faculty.

Consistent with the MSJC mission, and the Library Bill of Rights endorsed by the American Library Association, the MSJC library supports instruction, faculty research, and the general information and cultural needs of the MSJC community.