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English 101 - Proposal Research Paper: Find Books

Finding Books at MSJC

Finding and Requesting Items from Other Libraries

If you don't find what you need in MSJC's collections, you can search the catalogs of other libraries and request that those titles be sent to your preferred MSJC campus through our interlibrary loan service. Typically there is no cost to you for this service, but please be aware that some libraries charge interlibrary loan fees. We will contact you for approval of any borrowing fees before requesting the items for you. It can take up to two weeks for items to be delivered, so be sure you give yourself enough time.

  1. Try UCR's catalog. Because UCR is so close, any books you request may get here more quickly if they are available..
  2. Request the books you found by filling out the MSJC Interlibrary Loan Request form and we will notify you at your student e-mail you when your books arrive.

Borrowing Items Between MSJC Campuses

Requesting a book to be delivered from the MVC or SJC Library. If you find a book in the catalog that is not at the campus you use, you can request that it be sent over to either San Jacinto or Menifee. Ask library staff to place the hold for you, or use the steps below to place the hold yourself from the catalog.

  1. From your search results page, click on the title of the book to get to the full record page. 
  2. In the Get It section, click in the yellow bar "Please sign in to check if there are any request options" to sign in to your library account using your mymsjc username and password. Note you can also sign in using the My Account link in the upper right corner of the search results page.
  3. Click on the Request option and fill in any necessary information.
  4. You will be notified through your student e-mail in 2-3 days when the book is available for pick up.

E Books Collections

The library subscribes to a number of e-book collections. All of these titles (full text) are available to you from off-campus. When you attempt to login into these resources from off-campus you will be prompted to sign in using your mymsjc user name and password (the same one you use for Blackboard).

Need to find a definition of a term/concept? The following online reference sources are a good place to start your research.

E-book Collections

  • Ebsco Ebooks. This collection contains over 23,000 full text titles.
  • Springer Ebooks Over 30,000 titles covering biomedicine, life sciences, behavioral health, mathematics, chemistry, materials science and medicine.