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Annual Reports
Building Facts

Calculators
Collection Facts
Computers
---Borrowing
---Disks
---Labs
Copiers
Digital & Electronic Resources
Disabled Persons Services
ETV Classes
Fax Machines
Fee Payments

Instruction
Instructor  Reserves
Interlibrary Loan
Internet
Maps
Media Resources
Newspapers
Notary
Pamphlets
Parking
Photocopiers

Postage - NONE AVAILABLE
Printers
Proctoring, Test

Rare Books
Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges
Reference
Scanner
Scantrons
TDD/TTY
Test Booklets
Test Proctors
Testing for typing, keyboarding, shorthand, 10-key
Typewriters
Transcripts
Wireless Connections


 

 

NOTE: Most services listed here are for the San Marcos Campus and Library, unless otherwise noted. For resources at other Palomar College locations, contact that location.

Question still not answered? Check our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us for assistance.

Annual Reports

Selected Business Annual Reports from national and San Diego-area companies are available on the 2nd Floor of the Library. They are library-use only.

Building Facts

Size: 43,628 square feet
Seating Capacity: 450+

NOTE: Click hyperlinks for floor maps

First Floor Academic Technology Laboratory, Tutoring Center, DSPS Adapted Computer Lab, Audio-Visual Services, Conference Room, Library Technical Services.
Second Floor Main Circulation Desk, reading area, Library instruction area, media resources (formerly located in the Learning Resource Center), Media Booking, Interlibrary Loan, Reference, Library Administrative Offices.  Desk, reference collection, ETV tapes, catalog, Internet-accessible computers and printers, periodicals, online periodical databases, microfilm/microfiche readers and film, photocopiers, main display cases, typewriters, VCRs, CD players, tape decks, study carrels,
Third Floor Circulating book stacks, catalog, study carrels, tables, and rooms. 

Restrooms, stair and elevator access available on each floor.  

Collection Facts
Books 100,000 plus volumes with subject strengths in art, music, history, science and literature. Search the online library catalog.
Periodicals Over 950 subscriptions to newspapers, magazines, and journals. Thousands of  periodical abstracts and articles available through online periodical databases. Search the Periodicals Research and Online Databases page for details and links.
Media A wide selection of videos, CDs, audiocassettes, DVDs, and multimedia packages. Search the Media Resources page for details.
Calculators

Calculators are located at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.

Computers - Borrowing

Students may borrow laptop computers at the Academic Technology Lab for use within the Library building for up to 4 hours from the  (x2657).

Computer Disks

Disks may be purchased in the Academic Technology Lab (x2657) vending machine on the Library 1st floor for $1.00, or in the Campus Bookstore (x2682)

Computer Labs

Digital Resources

The Library has numerous Internet resources to assist in the research process. Internet accessible computers are located in the Academic Research Lab next to the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor, as well as in the Academic Technology Lab on the 1st floor. All these resources also may be accessed using a wireless Internet connection within the Library building, or from Internet-connected computer outside of the Library. These resources include:

Disabled Persons Services ETV (Educational Television) Classes

Videos of ETV classes are available for in-library use and check-out at both the San Marcos and Escondido Center libraries. See Circulation Policies and ETV pages for additional information.

Fax Machine

The Bookstore has a fax for student use.  The cost is $0.50 per page.

Fees for Library Materials, Labs, Class Materials, Testing Fees, Field Trips

Make fee payments for:

NOTE: Payments for lab materials that are housed in labs (e.g., clay for Art, pattern paper for Fashion, etc.) may need to be made at the Cashier Office. See your instructor for details.

Instructor Reserves

Instructor Reserves are course materials (books, articles, videos, etc.) set aside by instructors for reserved student use.  Reserves are shelved by course title and kept behind the Circulation Desk (San Marcos campus).  Reserves at the Escondido Center Library may be found at the public services desk. Check the Library Catalog for the specific location. Legal Program Reserve is located on the third floor at the end of the general collection at San Marcos. Instructors wishing to place items on reserve may fill out this form and bring the materials to the Circulation Desk (San Marcos) or public services desk (Escondido Center Library).

Interlibrary Loan

If the library does not own the books or articles you need, it may be possible to get them from another library. To request books use our online request form or for periodicals/journals use this form.  Interlibrary request forms are also available at San Marcos from the Reference and Circulation Desks, and at the Escondido Center Library.

Maps

The Library's collection of maps and atlases are located near the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Local and regional street maps and guides are also available at the Reference Desk. .

Click here for a Library map (floor plan). Click here for a Campus map.

Media Resources

The Library's non-print media holdings include DVDs, music CDs, CD-ROMs, audio- and video-cassettes, microscopes, and even a skeleton. Most media (including items for ETV courses and Instructor Reserves) is housed at or near the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library building. Televisions and VCR, DVD, audio CD and cassette players are available in the same location (headphones can be checked-out from the Library or you may use your own). Equipment for classroom use may be obtained through the Audio Visual Department. Media not in the library collection may be reserved by instructors through the Library's Media Booking service. 

Newspapers

The Library subscribes to several daily and weekly newspapers. Current issues may be found in the Library's Current Periodicals Reading Area and back issues are on the Periodicals shelves or on microfilm. All are located on the 2nd Floor. Additionally, newspaper articles from hundreds of publications are available over the Internet through several online databases or newspaper websites. Newspapers may not be checked out of the Library, but photocopies of articles may be made.

Daily issues of the North County Times and San Diego Union Tribune can be purchased from coin operated news stands located at the front entrance to the Campus Administration building (near the Cashier Office and Human Resource Services). Vendors also sell copies on West Mission Rd. in front of the campus.

Notary

Notaries are available on campus by appointment only; there may be a charge for this service. Contact the people below for information, including types of documents they will notarize and cost, and to schedule an appointment (walk-in service is not available).

Elle Masiello – x2171
Josie Silva – x2104

Pamphlets

A selection of pamphlets and newspaper clippings on various subjects are arranged alphabetically in the filing cabinets located adjacent to the Reference Desk.

Parking

Photocopiers

Microfilm copiers:

Printers

Black & white printing from Library Reference-area computers is available on the 2nd floor. Copies are 10 cents per page for black and white copies. Payment can be made with a Go Print account or cash .

Rare Book Collection

These rare and often irreplaceable books do not circulate. Located in the Rare Book Room on the second floor, these materials must be requested at the Main Circulation Desk.

Reference

Ask a Librarian for reference assistance in person, by telephone, by email.   

Scanner

Scantrons and Test Booklets

Campus Bookstore, x2682

Telephones

Payphone on 1st floor Library, near entrance (also serves as TDD/TTY phone)

Test Proctoring

Contact:

Linda Morrow, Library, x2617
Diane McAllister, Room SU-1, at x2182

Testing for Typing, Keyboarding, 10-Key and Shorthand

B-21/B-22, Business Education Bldg., x2497

Transcripts

Admissions Desk, x2164

Typewriters

 

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