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Faculty Services

About Library Instruction & Orientations

The librarians are pleased to offer general or customized orientations, held in the library or a campus classroom or computer lab. 


Use the Online Request Form to request a library instruction session.

To schedule an orientation, please note the following

  • We recommend at least one week’s notice to plan and customize an orientation, and to schedule the appropriate classroom and equipment.  Requests made with less than one week’s notice will be accommodated when possible.  If we cannot accommodate your preferred date, we will work with you to find a mutually acceptable alternative.
  • Instructors must be present during all library instruction sessions.
  • Please provide the librarians with a copy of your assignment, in advance.
  • Instructors may reserve the library instruction rooms at either campus to offer one time instruction in electronic resources themselves, or they may arrange for a librarian to conduct the orientation. The rooms may not be reserved for any purpose but library instruction, or on a regular basis for one class.
  • Please do not bring your class into the library without making an appointment with a librarian, even if you are not requesting an orientation. There may be another class already scheduled to use the library facilities at that time.
  • To schedule an orientation or to reserve the library instruction rooms, please use the Online Request Form.​​
  • or call or e-mail:

Reference Desk (760) 795-6716
San Elijo: Reference Desk (760) 634-7864

Information about scheduling the library computer classroom (1201)

  • Rm 1201 may be scheduled for non-library use by contacting the library reference desk at 795-6716 or by emailing
  • 1201 may be reserved for no more than 2 hours at time, Monday-Thursday, and for a maximum of 2 sessions per class per semester. 
  • If you have already met the maximum limit on scheduling 1201, you may contact the Reference Desk within 6 days of your request to see if the room is available. Other requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Use of 1201 is at the discretion of library faculty.

Additional Questions? Please email Glorian Sipman or call (760) 795-6722.