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Circulation/Reserves Reference Desk
(805) 546-3155 SLO: (805) 546-3157
NC: (805) 591-6200 Ext. 4410

Note: Library hours are subject to change. Any changes in these hours will be posted in the library.

Library Hours

San Luis Obispos Campus
MON - THU 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
FRI 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAT & SUN CLOSED

North County Campus
MON & THU 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
TUE & WED 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
FRI 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
SAT 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2/1, 3/1, 15, & 29, 4/12 & 19, 5/10
SUN CLOSED

Arroyo Grande High School
MON & THU 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Special Schedule - Spring 2014 (January 21 - May 23)

Image of a red star used as a bullet for a list. Monday, January 20: CLOSED
Image of a red star used as a bullet for a list. Friday, February 11 - Monday, February 17: CLOSED
Image of a red star used as a bullet for a list. Monday, April 21 - Friday, April 25: CLOSED

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COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS

The library provides computers for searching the library catalog, access to library databases, and Internet research.

The Open Computer Lab in the High Tech Center has computers for students to use for word processing along with the software for most classes.

Printing is 10 cents per page.


COPIERS

Copy machines are available in the library for student use.

Copies are 10 cents per page.


COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT MISSION

The mission of collection development at the Cuesta College Library is to develop and maintain collections that support and enhance the curriculum and instructional programs of Cuesta College and the needs of students, faculty, and staff of the college. The goal of collection development is to develop, organize, and preserve effective, high-quality collections, by providing appropriate access to information regardless of location or format, and by coordinating the selection and management of materials in print and other media to meet the current and long-term teaching, learning, research, and administrative needs of the college community.

We are creating a collection which is adequate to support lower division, undergraduate courses, vocational education programs, or introductory independent study. This level is adequate to acquire knowledge of a subject required for limited or generalized purposes, of less than research intensity. It includes a judicious selection from currently published basic monographs (as are represented in LJ reviews) supported by seminal retrospective monographs (as are represented by Books for College Libraries); a broad selection of works of more important writers; a selection of representative journals, and current editions of the most significant reference tools pertaining to the subject.

Selection of materials by the library does not mean endorsement of the contents or the views expressed in those materials. No material will be excluded from the collection because of the race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political or social viewpoint or controversial nature of either the author or of the material.

--revised February 6, 2007.


CIRCULATION - Cuesta College Library/Learning Resources Policies

BORROWING privileges are extended to all currently registered students, Cuesta faculty, staff and others in the local community. Before checking out materials, students without ASCC ID must show photo ID to obtain a Cuesta library card. Others must complete an application form and show proof of local address. (i.e. CA drivers license, etc.)

Library Card
To get a library card, bring a picture id or your ASCC student id to the circulation desk at the San Luis Obispo or North County Library. Your first library card is free and there is a $2.00 replacement charge thereafter.

Loan Periods and Fees
Material
Loan Period
Overdue Fees
Maximum Fine
Books-general collection
2 weeks
$.25/day
$10.00/item
CDs
2 weeks
$.25/day
$10.00/item
Computer software
2 weeks
$.25/day
$10.00/item
DVDs, Videos
1 weeks
$1.00/day
$25.00/item
Interlibrary Loans
Date indicated
$1.00/day
$25.00/item
Magazines & Journals
Library use only
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Maps
Library use only
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Microforms
Library use only
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Newspapers
Library use only
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Pamphlets
1 week
$.25/day
$5.00/item
Reference books
Library use only
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Reserve, Hourly (Textbook, book)
Library use only
$1.00/hour
$25.00/item
Reserve, Hourly (Folders, videos, etc.)
Library use only
$1.00/hour
$10.00/item
Reserve Overnight/3 day
Date indicated
$1.00/hour
$25.00/item
Special Loans
Approved by Librarian
$1.00/day
$25.00/item
Video-Math NC
1 week
$1.00/day
$25.00/item
  • A current Cuesta ID or library card is required to check out materials. Lost library cards can be replaced for a $2.00 fee.
  • Students may have 10 items checked out at any time, only one may be a reserve item.*
  • Overdue fines are $0.25 per day for regular loans, $1.00 per hour for overnight, special loans, and for reserve materials.
  • General collection items: Lost or damaged: Replacement cost plus $10.00 service charge and any overdue fines.
  • Reserve materials: Lost, damaged, or overdue one week or more: Cuesta Bookstore new book replacement cost plus $10.00 service charge and any overdue fines.
  • There is a $15.00 fee for all returned checks.
  • You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. If you lend an item to any other person and it is damaged, lost, or late, you are liable for all charges.
* Community users may have 5 items checked out at anytime.

Cuesta College Library supports the educational program of the college. Its books, periodical subscriptions and audiovisuals are closely coordinated with curriculum offerings. Holdings include general educational and vocational education materials, and other resources for upgrading and increasing skills and knowledge. Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to assist students with their information and research needs. The library includes areas for studying, photocopying, computer use, Internet access, and group seminar rooms.

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