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Library & Information Hub Policies

COVID-19 closures have impacted this service.

Borrow from the Library
Get free Home Delivery

Follow 3 simple steps to get the library materials you need delivered to your home via US Postal Service.

 

STEP
1

Search the OneSearch for Books, DVDs, and PlayAways

Note: Textbooks on Reserve cannot be checked out at this time.
Please visit our Textbooks page for more information.

   Using OneSearch


STEP
2

Request Items using Home Delivery

  • Books (6 week checkouts)
  • DVDs (4 week checkouts)
  • PlayAways (6 week checkouts)

During this time, students will be allowed to borrow up to 5 items at a time.

   Requesting an Item


STEP
3

Check your mail for US Postal delivery

You will get a confirmation email, and your items will be delivered to your home via US Postal Service.

To return your items, drop them off at the main Oceanside Campus Library drop boxes. There is a drive up drop box in the main parking lot (1B) across from the police station and another drop box directly in front of the Library and Information Hub building.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a book or periodical article you need is not in the MiraCosta College Library collection, we will be happy to attempt to obtain it for you from another library. There is currently no charge for this service; for this reason, we do reserve the right to limit the number of items we can request for you at one time. 

Interlibrary Loan services are a cooperative arrangement through which libraries throughout the world may request materials from one another. Many libraries, including MiraCosta, use the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) to facilitate the Interlibrary Loan service. OCLC presently provides online access to nearly 20 million titles.

Please complete and submit the appropriate form for a book request or an article request. We will contact you if we have any questions. Otherwise you will be contacted when the item will be available.

Laptops and Hotspots

Checking Out

The library has a limited number of laptops and hot spots available for credit students to check out. If you are a credit student, please submit a CARE Referral form.

If you are a noncredit student who needs a laptop, please use the CLC Laptop Request form.

Returning

All laptops and hot spots must be returned in person. To set up an appointment to return these items, please contact library@miracosta.edu

When returning these items, you must follow these guidelines:

  • You must wear a mask and follow all safe distancing markers and directions in place at the return event. Staff will not accept equipment if you are not wearing a mask.
  • Laptops: be sure that all pieces are present: laptop charger (two pieces, wall plug and computer plug) laptop bag if borrowed with bag from the library
  • Hotspots: be sure all pieces are present: hotspot charger (two pieces, wall plug and USB charger cable) bag or box given to you with hotspot

Internet Options

MiraCosta Wi-Fi

Students who have access to a car may park their car on campus to access Wi-Fi between the hours of 8am – 5pm. To support social distancing, students must remain in their cars. At the OCN campus, please park in front of the Admin building. At the CLC, please park near the main building. At the SAN campus, please park in front of the library (west parking lot).

Public Free Hotspots

Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots: All 33 Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID (name of the Wifi-network). Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. For more information on available public hotspots visit https://wifi.xfinity.com/. Please enter your zip code to get locations near you and use the above password for the locations.

Discounted Internet Service

To help students, AT&T is expanding it's Access program for landline-based internet service to include households with members on the free and reduced lunch program. Under this program, households receive AT&T’s high speed internet service for just $10 per month with no installation or equipment fees. Students who would like more information about Access from AT&T can visit att.com/access or call 855.220.5211.