FAQs

COVID update

 Until further notice, the library building/area will be closed to students. 

 

How do I log into databases from home?

  • User name is first name (dot) last name. 
    Password is birthday 6 digits (mmddyy) Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password
  • You must be currently enrolled in this semester.

How do I log into my Library Account? 

  • My Library Account  to view your library items borrowed, returned, overdue.
    User name is firstname(dot)lastname@gcccd.edu
    Password is 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy) Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password

How do I borrow books even though the Library is closed?

  • If you want to borrow a book? Complete this  Interlibrary loan form (ILL).
    We will contact you and set up a appointment for curbside pickup.
  • How long can I keep the book? Books may be checked out for Fall 2020 semester.
    All items must be returned by  Dec. 14, 2020.   
  • How do I login into my Library Account?
     My Library Account is to view all your library items borrowed, returned, overdue.
    User is firstname(dot)lastname@gcccd.edu
    Password is 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy) Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password
  • Contact Circulation desk cuyamaca.circulation@gcccd.edu  or 
    call  (619) 660-4416 and leave a message.

 

I am taking a Math class and I need to borrow a calculator. Can I get one?
Calculators:

 

  • What if I need a calculator? 
    Contact Circulation desk cuyamaca.circulation@gcccd.edu  or 
    call  (619) 660-4416 and leave a message.
  • What do I need to bring? 
    Student ID number and proof of enrollment in a Cuyamaca math class required.

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 and leave a message.

 How do I log into databases from home? I am having trouble.

You must be must be currently enrolled. 

User name is first name (dot) last name

Password is birthday 6 digits mmddyy

Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password

 

Patrons with hyphens, apostrophes or other special characters in their name, please see the chart:

Name

Login in as

John Smith-jones

John.Smithjones

John De La Cruz

John.Delacruz

John O’Malley

John.omalley

John Smith29468  

John.Smith29468

  * There might be several students that have the same name, such as John Smith. When that happens, the system will generate a random string of numbers after the name.

 

 Login Troubleshooting
There are some things that can go wrong when you try to access databases off campus:

  1. You must be registered for the current semester? For example, if you are not registered for summer classes, you will not have access to our databases during the summer.
  2. If you still get the error message, contact the Help Desk (619-660-4395). The Help Desk will check your student login record. Generally this can be fixed immediately, but may take 1-2 working days in some cases.

 

Do you have study rooms? 

Library is closed.  When we open, 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--and 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 I.D. card is required, and two students must be present to sign for the room key. 

  
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