• Study Rooms - NEW self-service online reservation system!
    On April 24th, 2013, we began testing a SELF RESERVATIONS for study rooms. Students may now use the self-service system (click here) to reserve group study rooms.
    BRING YOUR PRINTED COPY OF YOUR RESERVATION - rooms are given to whomever has their proof of reservation*
    • NOTE: If you have changed your email address in the PORTAL, you might not get confirmation, which you need - check your email address!


  • Group Study Room reservations must be TWO people or more.
  • You may make 2 reservations per day, up to 4 weeks in advance
  • YOU MUST USE YOUR OFFICIAL MtSAC Student Email address
    - for example:   jmountie12@student.mtsac.edu  <---
    • If you are uncertain of your Mt.SAC Student email address, check IN THE PORTAL!
  • All walk-ins must input a reservation in the system
  • Bring confirmation of your reservation RECEIVED IN YOUR EMAIL to the Library

The Mt. SAC Library has 18 Group Study Rooms.

 Click here to display and find the Group Study Room locations on the Library map.

If there are questions or concerns, please go to the reference librarian at the Information/Reference Desk or (909) 274-4289


  • Circulation - x4260 or 909 274 4260 - NOTE: Reserves has been combined with the Circulation Desk
    • Check Out Books, Media and Other Items
      Students may check out up to seven books for three weeks. To borrow books, you must have your Mt. SAC student ID.
    • Get an IEALC library card
      IEALC cards allow Mt. SAC students to use other participating libraries. A complete listing of the nineteen participating libraries is available by clicking here. You must present your valid Mt. SAC student ID and the IELAC card issued by our Circulation Department.
      Mt. SAC students are also permitted to borrow books from the Cal Poly Pomona University Library. For guidelines about this service, read our Mutual Lending Agreement.
    • Return Books
      Return books to two book drops - the front wall next to the Library entrance and the information booth of Pay Lot B (near Grand Avenue). NOTE: These are OPEN even on holidays!

  • Periodicals - x4793 or 909 274 4793
    • Find Periodical Literature in Print and Online
      The library subscribes to newspapers, magazines, and journals.
      In the Periodicals Room, you will find periodicals in print and on microfilm.
      You may also use computers in the Periodicals Room to search for articles in the full text article databases. (Remember that these computers are for research only!)
    • Make Copies
      All periodicals must stay in the Periodicals Room.
      Photocopy machines and printers are available to copy/print articles.
      It costs $0.08 to photocopy/print one page if using a print card; $0.10 per page if using cash.
      It costs $0.20 to print from a microfilm machine if using a print card; $0.25 per page if using cash.

  • Reference - x4289 or 909 274 4289
    • Visit the Information Desk
      The Information Desk is staffed all of the hours that the library is open.
      Librarians and library assistants will help students, staff, and faculty with research needs via the library catalog, article databases, and the Internet.
    • Make Copies
      The Copier Room is found near the Information Desk
      It costs $0.08 to photocopy one page if using a print card; $0.10 per page if using cash.
      Copy cards are available for purchase in the Copier Room.
    • Make Computer Printouts
      Computer printers are available at the Information Desk.
      You must purchase a copy card in order to print from the computers. Copies are $0.08 per page.
      Purchase copy cards in the Copier Room. The cost is $1.00 and there is a one-time fee of $0.50 for this card. (You will have $0.50 worth of copies.) When needed, you may add more value to your card for no additional fee at the boxes in front of each of the copy machines in room 223. Ask at the Information/Reference Desk if you need assistance or have questions.
    • Schedule Library Orientations
      Call the Library Department Chair at x4260.

  • Reserves - x4292 or 909 274 4292 - NOTE: Reserves has been combined with the Circulation Desk
    • Find Course Materials
      Check out articles and books that professors have required for courses.
      You may use Reserve materials for two hours in the library only.
      To borrow Reserve items, you must have your Mt. SAC student ID.
    • Place Course Materials on Reserve
      Instructors may place materials on Reserve for use by students in the following ways:
      • Bring items into the Library Circulation Desk during open hours, or
      • Send items through inter-campus mail to Frances Smothers, Library, or
      • Place items into the Library book drop.

      Each item to be placed on Reserve must be accompanied by a Reserves Form, which is in writeable PDF format.  This form may be filled out online and saved for your records.

      The library does not assume responsibility for lost or damaged personal copies and does not bill students for their replacement costs.  Under California law, and in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, student confidentiality will be maintained. The library may contact the student to get the item returned sooner.