Welcome to our Library 

Mission College Library

Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions on the Library's Question & Answer page.
Whom to contact about checked out materials, fines, and reserves/holds

For questions regarding checked-out materials, fines, and reserves/holds, email mc.circ@wvm.edu, or call (408) 855-5150 during open hours.

How to contact a Librarian for research help

For research assistance, help using the Library databases, or help locating items in the Library:

  • Stop by or call the Information Desk (408-855-5169) during open hours.
  • Use the Live Chat/Zoom button, available on the right sidebar during online hours (Live Chat/Zoom is not available during winter session).
  • Use the Research Help Request Form any time to request assistance and a librarian will respond during open/online hours.
  • Schedule a one-on-one 30 minute research session with a librarian (appointments are not available during winter and summer sessions). In person and Zoom sessions available. 

Open and online hours are listed on the right sidebar of all Library web pages.

Equipment available for check out

Anatomy Models

The Library has 23 different anatomy models available to use in the Library or the Library's Collaboration room (BT-105). The models are on display on the top of the bookshelves in BT106. If a model has detachable parts, they are available at the Check Out Desk.
 
Calculators
The Library has several different styles of scientific and graphing calculators available for three week check out. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk. There are also graphing calculators available through the SemesterText Program.
 
External DVD Drives
The Library has 5 external DVD Drives available for three week check out. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk.
 
Headphones
Headphones for computers are available to check out for all day use. Antibacterial cleaning wipes will be dispensed with Library headphones when available. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk. As a courtesy, headphones are available for Library visitors who are not students or employees in the District to use while in the Library.
 
Phone Chargers
Phone wall chargers for iPhones and Android phones are available to check out for all day use. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk. 
 

Prentice Hall Molecular Model Set for Organic Chemistry
Molecular models sets are available for 2-hour check out. They are part of the Textbook Reserves Collection. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk by providing the following call number: QD257.P74 1984. Each set includes 66 spheres, 96 bonding links, 1 short link remover tool.

Webcams
Two webcams are available to check out for all day use. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk.

Whiteboard Markers and Erasers
Whiteboard markers and erasers are available to check out for all day use. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk.

Wireless Mouse
Wireless mice are available to check out for three weeks. Ask for them at the Check Out Desk.