The Library has a variety of materials in its collections, which includes books, audiobooks, videos, periodicals, and electronic resources. Online journals, e-books, and streaming videos are integral to the collection, and more are regularly being added. Most of the items are listed in the Library's online discovery system. The library arranges materials on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

Following the Collection Development Guidelines and through the library liaison program, the Library continuously develops the collections to support the College curriculum.

Collection Highlights

    • OER and Reserve Textbooks 
    • Online collections

      The Library subscribes to over 100 online databases that cover a wide range of subjects and in different formats including:

      • Articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, e.g. Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library
      • ebooks online books read using a computer or mobile device, e.g. ProQuest ebook Central, Safari Books Online
      • Specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries used for background information and quick facts, e.g. Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, CQ Researcher
      • Streaming videos closed-captioned online videos, e.g. Films on Demand, Kanopy Streaming Media
      • Digital images that include photographs and art images, e.g. ARTStor, Oxford Art Online
    • Print Collection
      • General books on all subjects
      • Reference specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. For library use only
      • Children's books of all types
      • Vocational career guides and testing preparation books
      • McNaughton popular fiction and nonfiction
      • Young Adult spanning all genres
    • Media Collection
      • DVDs all closed-captioned
      • Music CDs recorded music and speaking
    • Historical Photo Collection

      The Mt. SAC Digital History Program includes a growing collection of images documenting the development of the college from its founding in 1946 to the present day. 

      If you have information of any of the people, places, events, ... featured in the images, please be sure to share with us. In your message, please include the image's unique identifier starting with chpc######.