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Mission College Library is committed to supporting the information needs of all students regardless of location.

Get Help from a Librarian

Research help is just a phone call away. Call our Reference Desk (408 855-5151) during regular Library open hours and speak with a librarian about your research needs. When the Library is closed, you can submit a research question using the Library Reference Request Form.

Search the Research Databases

Online library materials are available around the clock through the Library's Research Databases. A Mission ID is required to access these resources from off campus. Among the resources available are:

  • Articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals
  • E-books
  • Reference materials
  • Streaming films
  • Software skills building tutorials and practice exams

Search the Library Research Databases

Search The List of Full Text Periodicals

Find out if a specific newspaper, magazine, or journal is available at Mission College. This list includes the name of the database in which the periodical can be found.

Search the Complete List of Full Text Periodicals

Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog includes books, e-books, videos, DVDs, streaming videos, and other material. You can request items from West Valley College or place a hold on items for easy pick-up next time you are on campus. Refer to the Location List for a description of the different locations used in the Library's Online Catalog.

Search the Mission College Library Catalog

Search for Textbooks and Course Reserves

Material on reserve, including textbooks, are for use in the Library only. For instructions on how to search for a textbook at Mission College, watch How to Find Textbooks in the Library.

Search for textbooks and course reserves

Search the List of Textbooks in the Food for Textbook Program

Bring 10 cans of food to the Library to check out one textbook for the entire semester. Donated canned food goes to Second Harvest Food Bank. Quantities are limited – first come, first served.

Search the list of textbooks in the Food for Textbook Program

Enter the Library Research Portal

Provides subject specific guides to help with research in a specific discipline or on a specific topic. Includes a comprehensive guide to The Five Steps to Writing a Research Project.

Enter the Library Research Portal

Check Your Library Account or Renew Books

Renew material or check the status of a request.

Check Your Library Account or Renew Books

Activate Your Pass

Mission College students have full complimentary access to NYTimes. com and NYT mobile apps. Go to the Digital Access Guide for information on how to register for a complimentary digital subscription to The New York Times.

Register for O'Rielly Safari Tech Books Online

O'Reilly Safari Tech Books Online
A valid West Valley-Mission student, faculty, or staff email address is required to access this database. Students will need to use their email address to log in to and register for an account to use this database. This database Includes tech and business ebooks from more than 250 publishers along with videos, case studies, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments. For additional information on how to access this database, refer to O'Reilly Safari Books.

Watch Library Instructional Tutorials

The Library provides short tutorials on how to use the Library Catalog, find database articles, and create citations.

Watch Library Instructional Tutorials

Find Library Handouts

The Library provides handouts which include tips, suggestions, and resources for research and study.

Find Library Handouts

Get Help with Citing Sources (NoodleTools)
Pay Your Fines Online
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