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 from 11 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday for Fall 2021 with a limited amount of seats. Additional information is on the booking page. Students can book a  seat for studying at: https://cuyamaca.libcal.com/ 
How can I borrow books from the Library?
  • Do I need to reserve a seat? For most books the answer is no. Books can be checked out without having to reserve a seat in the Library. Some Reserve Books may require a seat reservation to be used.
  • If you want to borrow a book? Complete this  Interlibrary loan form (ILL). 
    We will contact you and set up an appointment for pickup at the library's backdoor Monday through Thursday (9 am to 3:45 pm).
  • How long can I keep the book? Books may be checked out for 2 weeks during Fall 2021 semester. They may be renued for additional 2 week periods if no other student request them. All items must be returned by  December 16, 2021.   
  • 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. 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 Fall 2021, 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 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 is  required (print out or show WebAdvisor/Canvas on your phone or laptop that you are in a class).
Can I borrow a laptop? Or a Wi-Fi hotspot?
We do have a limited number of laptops  and Wi-Fi hotspots that you 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 faculty  or staff member to fill out a request form.  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 and leave a message.
Can I print or scan in the library? How much does it cost?

Printing is available on the first floor of the library.  There is a scanner attached to the print station, there is no cost for scanning. You can ask for help when printing. More information on printing can be found here: Printing Guide

 

Cost for printing:

  • BW Single Sided: 10 cents
  • BW Double Sided: 15 cents
  • Color Single Sided: 50 cents
  • Color Double Sided: 75 cents
Can I checkout or  download eBooks?

There are two ways to download eBooks from EBSCO, you will need to download either the EBSCO mobile app or the Adobe Digital Editions app. The  eBooks 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 study rooms?   

The Study Rooms are still not available. We will reopen them when we are able.  When we reopen completely, 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. 

 

Contact Circulation Desk  Contact Reference Desk


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