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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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Ask us for help




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

Or Visit Us on Cranium Cafe

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You can find us at Cranium Cafe, Library Department.

Knock on our doors or leave us a message. 

Get Help From the Library

 Fall Library Hours

Closing at 2pm Wed, Nov 24th

Opening at 9am on Mon, Nov 29th
Mon Tu, Th   9am-6pm

Wed   9am-8pm

Fri      9am-4pm

Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Need assistance with your research?

 Ask Us

Call us: 707-468-3245
Email us:

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

Email us:

Ukiah 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 for a minimal fee. Often, there will be no fee. 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.

The Mendocino College Library also has the "Friends of the Mendocino College Library" community users’ library card. Please just ask for a brochure on membership. It is typically $25.00 a year to join for a full year.

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."

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 or 5 Audiobooks can be checked out at any one time.

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?

During this pandemic, we ask that you 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
  • Or 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 | © 2021 Mendocino Community College

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