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Getting Started - An Introduction to Library Resources: Welcome!

Introduction to the Mendocino College Library's resources and services

Welcome to the Library

Library and Learning Center

We're Glad You're Here!

In this guide, you can find information on locating books, videos, articles, and more.

If you have questions or need help researching a topic for your papers, we are here to help.


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Mendocino College librarians are happy to assist with any questions you might have. 

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Get answers to your questions at a time that works for you - in person or via Zoom.

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Summer Hours

June 10 to Aug 1

Mon - Th 10am to 4pm

Closed Fri, Sat, Sun

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Call us: 707-468-3245
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Questions about borrowing library textbooks, 
Chromebooks, or other materials?
Call us: 707-468-3158

Email us:

‚ÄčUkiah Campus
Library/Learning Center, 2nd Fl.
1000 Hensley Road
Ukiah, CA  95482

About Your Library Card

Why Do I Need a Library Card?

To check out books, DVDs, textbooks, and more from the Mendocino College Library.

Your library card is also your student ID which you can use to ride Mendocino County Transit for free!

Where Do I Get a Library Card?

In most cases, the first day you become a registered student, you will have a student ID card issued to you. This ID card is your library card. You can also come to the library to get your student ID card.

What Happens If I Lose My Card?

You can get a replacement card at the Circulation Desk. You just need to be a registered student.

What Happens If I Am No Longer a Student at Mendocino College?

You are welcome to visit the library, log in to the computers with a guest pass, and read books, magazines, and newspapers in the library.

Once you re-enroll, your card is activated again.

What Does It Mean To "Check Out" a Library Book?

Checking out a book means you borrow it to take home and read.

Most books you can check out for 4 weeks.

Other books you may only check out for 2 hours. These are called "Reserve Books."

Finally, Lending Library items such as textbooks, chromebooks, hotspots, and calculators are loaned for the entire semester.

How Many Books, DVDs, Music CDs, or Audiobooks Can I Check Out at One Time?
  • A total of 10 books per check-out
  • A maximum of 5 DVDs per check-out
  • A maximum of 5 Audiobooks per check-out
Are There Items That I Cannot Check Out?

Yes. Reference Books, newspapers, and magazines do not get checked out. You are welcome to read them here in the library!

What If Mendocino College Library Doesn't Have the Book I Want?

Have you tried searching Mendocino County Library's catalog?

How Do I Access My Library Account?

You should be able to renew your items by signing in to your "My Account" in OneSearch.

Here's a screenshot similar to what you should seePrimo Sign In

Can I Renew an Item and For How Long?

Please call us to renew items: 707.468.3158 or send us an email requesting a renewal to

Most items can be renewed for an additional 4 weeks unless

  • That item is already overdue
  • Your student registration has expired
  • You have not yet registered for the next semester
Where Can I Return Library Books?
  • At the Mendocino College Library Circulation Desk.
  • In the "Library Return" book slot at the front of the Learning Resource Center/Library Building.
  • At any of the Centers closest to you: Lake, Coast, or North County Centers.
  • Look for information about end-of-semester drop-off events. These usually happen during Finals Week.

Ukiah Campus: 707.468.3053 | Coast Center: 707.961.2200 | Lake Center: 707.263.4944 | North County Center: 707.459.6224
Email: Library Webmaster | Mendocino Community College

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