FAQs

Check the Student Help Center for answers outside of the library on Financial Aid, Technology, Academic Counseling, or other Student Support Services. 

 

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Is the Library open? 
  • The Library is open Mon and Thur 9 am to 4 pm & Tue and Wed 9 am to 6 pm. Computers, printing, and study areas are available.
  • Students that have been cleared for on campus services can come into the library. Have your student ID card or your student ID number and a photo ID ready.
  • Materials can still be checked out and returned from the library's backdoor by all students.
How can I borrow books from the Library?
  • Do I need to come into the library to borrow a book? For most books the answer is no. Books can be checked out without having to come into the Library. Some Reserve Books may only used in the library. Students will need to be cleared for on campus services to come into the library.
  • What do I need to do to borrow a book? Complete this  Interlibrary loan form (ILL). We will contact you to pick it up at the library's backdoor. The Reserve books that can only be used in the library do not need this form filled out.
  • How long can I keep the book? Books may be checked out for 2 weeks. They may be renewed for additional 2 week periods if no other student request them. Contact Circulation to renew a book loan.  
  • Contact Circulation desk with additional questions at cuyamaca.circulation@gcccd.edu  or 
    call  (619) 660-4416 and leave a message.
How do I log into the databases from home?
  • User name is first name (dot) last name. Use the same username you have for WebAdvisor/Self-Service. Include any assigned numbers or special characters, but to a maximum of 20 characters.
  • Password defaults to your birthday in 6 digits (mmddyy). Passwords may have expired and need to be reset. More information here: Log In Help page
  • You must be currently enrolled in this semester at Cuyamaca.
  • Please Note: The username for the databases is different from the username for My Library Card.
  • If you still get the error message, contact the Help Desk (c-helpdesk@gcccd.edu or 619-660-4395).
Do I need to log into My Library Card? And how do I log in?
  • You can log in to My Library Card to view all your library items that are borrowed, returned, overdue. And to see how long a Reserve item may be checked out (for Spring 2022, some items can be checked out for 2 weeks). You cannot put in requests/holds for books using the My Library Card, contact Circulation to place a hold. It does not give you access to electronic books or articles from the databases. 
  • User name is firstname.lastname@gcccd.edu
  • Password defaults to your birthday in 6 digits (mmddyy). Or use your school email password if you changed it.
  • Please Note: The username for your library account is different from the username for the databases.
I am taking a Math class and I need to borrow a calculator. Can I get one?  
  • What if I need a calculator? 
    Contact Circulation desk to see if we have any available at:cuyamaca.circulation@gcccd.edu or (619) 660-4416.
  • What do I need to bring? 
    Student ID number and proof of enrollment in a Cuyamaca math class is required (a print out or show in WebAdvisor/Self-Service or Canvas that you are in a class on your phone or laptop).
Can I borrow a laptop? Or a Wi-Fi hotspot?
We do have a limited number of laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots that Cuyamaca students can borrow for the semester. The Wi-FI hotspots will provide a separate internet service from your home service to use for school work. Students will need to ask a Cuyamaca faculty or staff member to fill out a request form for the current semester. They can access it here: Faculty and Staff Services
What are the fines for overdue materials? What if I have a fine? 

Books - 25¢ per day ($100 maximum) 

Magazine/Journals – 25¢ per day ($50 maximum) 

Calculators - $1.00 per day ($150 maximum) 

Reserve Hourly - $1.00 per hour ($100 maximum) 

Reserve 1 day or longer - $3.00 per day ($100 maximum) 

Interlibrary loan - $3.00 per day 

  • Students are blocked from administrative functions (registration, grades, drop/add classes) if they have any overdue materials or fines in any amount.  
  • Contact Circulation desk cuyamaca.circulation@gcccd.edu  or 
    call  (619) 660-4416.
Can I print or scan in the library? How much does it cost?

Printing is available on the first floor of the library. Information on printing can be found here: Printing Guide. Ask the Circulation Desk or Reference Librarian for additional help

WEPA printing account: https://www.wepanow.com/login -

Username:  firstname.lastname@students.gcccd.edu 
Note: this is the same firstname.lastname as in WebAdvisor/Self-Service

Password= Defaults to your 6 digit date of birth (MMDDYY). Or use the same as your student email password if you changed it.

 

Cost for printing:

  • Black/White Single Sided: 10 cents
  • Black/White Double Sided: 15 cents
  • Color Single Sided: 50 cents
  • Color Double Sided: 75 cents
Can I checkout or  download electronic books?

There are two ways to download books from EBSCO, you will need to download either the EBSCO mobile app or the Adobe Digital Editions app. The electronic books from Gale do not require these apps, it downloads as a PDF and only one chapter at a time.

Links directly to download the EBSCO mobile app or the Adobe Digital Editions app.

Do you have group study rooms?   

For Spring 2022. Students can request using a room either for group study or single student for an online class meeting (ex: Zoom). 

We have have seven study rooms on the second floor for groups of two students or more per room. Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Groups may use them for up to two hours at a time. To secure a room, please stop by circulation desk on the first floor. A student ID card is required, and two students must be present to sign for the room key. 

 

Contact Circulation Desk  Contact Reference Desk


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