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César E. Chávez Library



Nexis Uni Database Update: Every year the Library conducts an annual review of our database subscriptions. On July 1st, the Nexis Uni database access will expire for the fall term. We will be evaluating the impact this change has had in the summer session and fall term. If you currently use the Nexis Uni database, please send an email to the Library Coodinator, Liz Hickok, at

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. 

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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

summer 2024

Monday, June 17 - Thursday, July 25 

Open Hours

Monday - Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

Closed: Friday - Sunday and all campus holidays (including June 19 & July 4)

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

Doorbell Service

Outside open hours, to drop-off equipment and material or to clear a hold, ring the doorbell for service:

May 28 - June 16

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Library books can be returned in the book drop located at the round-about between GE and the Library 24/7.

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