Full- and part-time faculty must present a MSJC faculty ID card in order to check out materials. The ID cards are free, and can be obtained from Enrollment Services.
Textbooks and reserve materials housed in the MSJC Libraries are largely unavailable due to the COVID-19 Library closure. However, some textbooks may be available for students to borrow. Students should text 951-783-4977 to inquire.
The MSJC Libraries provide students with free access to textbooks and faculty-reserved course materials.
Through Student Equity funding, the libraries purchase copies of textbooks and other required books. However, the libraries do not control this funding and do not always receive a complete list of required materials so cannot guarantee that all textbooks are available. UPDATE: Since the Covid-19 closure, the libraries no longer receive textbook funding.
Faculty may also submit personal copies of textbooks and other materials to the library for student use. Faculty should bring these materials to the library Circulation Desk and fill out a Textbook/Reserve Materials form for each item submitted.
Textbooks and other required books are shelved in the self-service “Textbook” area next to the Reference books and can be used by anyone. They can be used inside the library only.
Reserve materials are generally specialized items that cannot easily be shelved or that are limited for use only by students in designated courses. They are held behind the Circulation Desk and require a student or faculty ID to borrow, typically for 2 hours inside the library only. The library does not accept textbooks under this category. Examples of reserve materials include:
Please note: Textbooks and reserve items are processed with identifying stickers and tape, which may damage covers.
Please submit textbook and reserve materials as early as possible to allow adequate time for processing and shelving, particularly at the beginning of the semester. Library staff are available to accept materials during semester breaks. Please contact staff at the Circulation Desk for further information and assistance.
MVC Library Circulation Desk 951-639-5455
SJC Library Circulation Desk 951-487-3455
Proxy Server Information:
To create a permanent URL link in Canvas to one of the libraries' databases, articles from a database, e-books or streaming media resources, it is necessary to include the library proxy server prefix BEFORE the URL. The proxy allows students to access the resource off campus using their mymsjc username and password.
COPY and PASTE the following text before the URL: https://proxylib.msjc.edu/login?url=
For assistance please contact MSJC librarians at 951-639-5450 (MVC) or 951-487-3452 (SJC)
Faculty can request items from other libraries in the United States through the interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Typically there are no fees charged unless required by the lending institution. Please submit your request online using the form below.