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César E. Chávez Library



New this spring! Search and place a hold on your digital textbook title or reserve book from home in our OneSearch catalog. After you place a hold for your item, library staff will get back to you to confirm a pickup appointment.

Items no longer requiring the request form include calculators, ESL Non-credit Textbooks, and short term textbook loans. Stop by the Library Circulation Desk to borrow these items and more during open hours. 

If you are attending classes online, visit the SJCC Library Online Support page.  

find what you are looking for

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

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summer Library Hours

Beginning Tuesday, June 20 

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

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

Closed Friday - Sunday and all campus holidays

Contact us: or (408) 288-3775

The library will be closed on the following campus holidays:

  • Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day Holiday) 
  • Monday, June 19 (in observance of Juneteenth)

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)





Library contacts

Division Dean 

Dr. Celia Cruz-Johnson


Senior Administrative Assistant

Monique Rodarte


Reference Librarian Team

Shelley Blackman

Joy Chase

Liz Hickok

Ann Nguyen

Mary Nino



Library Staff Team

Judith Francisco

Debbra Franklin

Peter Vu