MSJC Libraries: About Us

MSJC Library Mission Statement

As the libraries for a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), we celebrate the diversity of the community we serve. We embrace equitable practices and collaboration across campus to further the educational mission of the college. We provide high-quality services and resources in order to minimize achievement gaps and support students in reaching their full academic and professional potential. We develop programs, services, and collections that value academic freedom, information literacy, and intellectual curiosity. We create inclusive spaces that engender a love of learning and support the scholarship of the campus community.

MVC Library

Your MVC library opened its doors 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 students by developing a solid, comprehensive collection of books and other materials. In 2006, a state-of-the-art library facility was opened in the 800 building and its collections have grown to more than 70,000 print and e-books, thousands of print and e-journals, and over 25,000 physical and streaming videos.

Along with these resources, your MVC library offers individual research assistance and group orientations, 60 computers available for student use, WiFi access, and a quiet space to study or relax in an inviting atmosphere.

SJC 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.  Mr. Johnson served as Mt. San Jacinto College President from 1963-1981. 

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, 36  student computers, WiFi access, and study spaces.