Library & Learning Center

The Library and Learning Center is located in building 100 on the main campus across from the main academic building. The college's undergraduate and law library are major learning centers not only for students and faculty but also for alumni and the community. The undergraduate library supports the college's curricula in liberal arts, accounting, business, community studies, early childhood education, criminal justice, office administration, court reporting, and paralegal studies.

The law library houses collections of federal and California codes, California and regional reporters, California administrative regulations, attorney general opinions, law journals and treatises. In addition, the College provides students and faculty access to popular national online research database services.

Library Information & Hours

Stockton Campus

Building 100
Phone: (209) 235-2907
Phone: (209) 235-2933

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Modesto Campus

Main Building
Phone: (209) 543-9411
Fax: (209) 543-9413

Monday through Thursday
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Friday
Closed

Resources


Databases

Login may be required (available from the Library)

Internet Resources

Education Resources Information Center

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education that provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature indexed from 1966 to the present, along with a collection of full-text materials in portable document format.

ibiblio

One of the largest online libraries, ibiblio describes itself as "a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies."

Internet Archive

In coordination with the Open Content Alliance, which includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages and "is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form."

Library of Congress

Billed as the "largest library in the world," the Library of Congress contains millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections; a portion of which is available online in digital format.

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar, search for "scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations."

New York Public Library

The Digital Collection presented by the New York Public Library contains "images of illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera."

Open Library

The Open Library project by the Internet Archive and California State Library has the stated goal of providing "one web page for every book ever published."

Project Gutenberg

When available, books may be obtained electronically without cost in plain text format from Project Gutenberg, which maintains a collection of "over 30,000 free electronic books".

Public.Resource.Org

Public.Resource.Org is "a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of public works projects on the Internet and attempts to increase the flow of information between the U.S. government and people" by placing public domain documents, videos and other materials online without fee or restriction.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries provides access to "electronic versions of rare books and other distinctive collections, as well as exhibitions" via its digital library search.

Universal Digital Library

The Universal Digital Library at Carnegie Mellon is a large-scale, multi-national online library that bills itself as the "Million Book Collection" offering complete copies of over a million books for download in electronic format.

WorldCat

A consortium of libraries providing access to their combined resources, WorldCat lets you search the collections of participating libraries in your community and others around the world.

Types of Materials and Services Available

  • Books, newspapers, journals, magazines, pamphlets
  • Audio-visual recordings
  • Electronic card catalog
  • Tutorial Center: Basic English classes; Basic Math classes; all writing assignments - and much more...
  • Two computer labs (undergraduate and law) with Internet access
  • Writing lab
  • Reference service
  • Break-out rooms for study groups
  • Copy machine

 

Use of Materials

Humphreys College Library is using the open stack system — the best method known for saving patrons' time in their library searches. Generally, patrons may sign out books for two-week periods with the privilege of renewal unless the book is requested by another patron. Certain materials, including reference books, current textbooks, magazines, and videotapes, are for use in the library only.