Library & Hub Policies


PLACE HOLD (for items in the MCC Library Collection)

Holds may be placed on library material using the Place Hold feature in the Library catalog. Patrons may arrange to have material sent to the Oceanside campus, San Elijo campus, or the Community Learning Center (CLC). However, holds may not be placed on Reference items or items on course reserve. For more information, visit or call the Oceanside Circulation Desk (760) 795-6715 or San Elijo Circulation Desk (760) 634-7850. 

Step 1: Find your item in the Library Catalog and select PLACE HOLD

Step 2: Complete PLACE HOLD by entering SURF ID & Password (network ID & password for faculty/staff), Pick up location and Last date needed:



INTERLIBRARY LOAN (for items not available in the MCC Library)

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 arrives at MiraCosta College Library.


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