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César E. Chávez Library



Database Links Updated: Our database links have moved! With support from state funding, the database links have a new, hosted home. Faculty, please keep in mind that if you have the old links saved anywhere in Canvas, they will no longer work. Visit the Library Databases A – Z page to copy the new links for your favorite library resources.

Magazines: Our popular magazine collection is available for home check-out starting in the spring term! Borrow the most recent issues of Vogue, GQ, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, and more with a valid Student ID card. 

find what you are looking for

OneSearch allows you to quickly search for books, ebooks, journal articles and more from a single search box.

Search for articles, books, films and more.

Testimonial Name

spring 2024

Monday, January 29 - Friday, May 24 

Open Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and all campus holidays

Contact us at or (408) 288-3775 during open hours.


The San José City College César E. Chávez Library supports the programs of the College and your learning needs by providing a rich variety of learning resources and instruction in the principles of information competency.

We can assist you with:

  • Finding books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs

  • Locating articles in over 30 databases

  • Developing a research plan for your papers and projects

  • Evaluating websites

  • Citation formatting

  • ESL Resources

  • And more! 


For those using SJCC Online Databases, please refer to the updated instructions on how to log in using Secure Sign-on (SSO)


Service area Outcomes (SAOS)

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 1: The library will acquire and maintain a current collection of print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to support, augment and supplement the college curriculum, course assignments, student success and lifelong learning.

SERVICE AREA OUTCOME 2: The library will provide access to and assistance with information resources for students, faculty, staff, and community; and promotes information resources in all appropriate forms.



Library contacts

Division Dean 

Dr. Celia Cruz-Johnson


Senior Administrative Assistant

Monique Rodarte


Reference Librarian Team

Liz Hickok

G. Salim Mohammed 

Ann Nguyen

Mary Nino



Library Staff Team

Judith Francisco

Debbra Franklin

Seren Frazin

Peter Vu