COVID update

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


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

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 an appointment for curbside pickup.
  • How long can I keep the book? Books may be checked out for Summer 2021 semester.
    All items must be returned by  August 15, 2021.   
  • Contact Circulation desk 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. Include any assigned numbers or special characters, but to a maximum of 20 characters.
  • Password is your birthday in 6 digits (mmddyy) Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password.
  • 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 2021, all items can be checked out for the semester). You cannot put in requests/holds for books using the My Library Card. It also does not give you access to eBooks or articles from the databases. 
  • User name is firstname(dot)lastname@gcccd.edu
  • Password is 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy) Do not use your Canvas 8 digit password.
  • Please Note: The usernamer 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 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.

Do you have study rooms? 

The library is closed to in person services.  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. 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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