The EVC Library, located on the third floor of the Library/Educational Technology Building, is a place for study and research. It houses a collection of approximately 60,000 items, including books, periodicals, and media (DVDs, music CDs, and other media) and provides online access to full-text databases and eBooks. The library also houses the Electronic Research Area, a computer lab providing access to Microsoft Office products, the Internet, and networked printers.
Course textbooks are available on reserve for students for in-library use or for checkout. Search for materials from on or off campus by searching the Library Catalog via the library’s homepage at https://www.evc.edu/library. The catalog includes items owned by both the Evergreen Valley College and San José City College Libraries. Loan periods for library items vary by type of material so please check with staff for details. Students must obtain an EVC Student ID card from Admissions and Records to check out Library materials. Photocopiers and printing services, which are available for a small fee, also require a valid Student ID card.
Librarians teach information competency skills to help students learn the basics of research or to master more advanced skills. Classes may be tailored to the needs or outcomes of a specific assignment. If you are an instructor who is interested in setting up a session for your class, please contact the Reference Desk to make an appointment. Also contact the desk if you wish to locate and identify library materials to support instruction and coursework or if you wish to make a purchase recommendation. Library faculty offer a three-unit online course, Electronic Research and the Internet (LIB 015), to teach students information competency skills. This course is offered in the fall and spring semesters.
Additional services and resources include adaptive computer technologies, laptop computers, free unsecured wireless Internet, ongoing cultural/art displays, research guides, and study rooms for groups.
Reference librarians and library technicians are available to help during all library hours.
For hours of operation and more information please call (408) 270-6433, or visit our website at https://www.evc.edu/library/.