The mission of the Golden West College Library is to support the students, faculty, and staff by fostering a collaborative learning environment that promotes educational achievement and evaluation of and access to information for lifelong learning through content rich resources, library instructional programs and current technologies. (Approved by GWC Librarians and Staff 11/30/05).
Under California law, and in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, library patron records and circulation records are confidential. The Golden West College Library will not disclose any information concerning user library registration or circulation activity to non-library staff, except through legal court order.
GWC students are issued a student I.D. card during registration. Your valid and current student photo ID is required for all library transactions. You must be currently enrolled in classes for your student I.D. card to work.
Golden West College Library will honor valid and current student I.D. cards held by Orange Coast College, Cypress College, Fullerton College, and CSU Long Beach. GWC Library reserves, computer use and study rooms are for GWC registered students only.
|3 week check-out. 1 renewal allowed|
|Reserve Material||1 week/2 day/2 hour/ 2 hour room use only|
|Periodicals/Newspapers||Room use only|
|DVD's||1 week Check-Out. No Renewals.|
|1 week Check-Out. No Renewals.|
Please return all materials to the Public Services Desk or to the outside
book return slot.
Library Fine Policy
Students are encouraged to return library materials on time in order to avoid fines and possible holds on grades, transcripts, and/or loss of library privileges. Fines are assessed for weekends, holidays, and during library hours since books can be returned 24 hours a day. An after-hours book return is located at the front entrance. The fine rates are .25 cents/item/day for books from the general collection, 50 cents/hour for reserve materials, and $3/day for media items. Bills for replacement cost and processing fees will be issued. Library fines and fees should be paid at the Public Services Desk. All fees are subject to change during the academic year. When a book is lost, the Public Services librarian will determine the replacement cost of the item.
The patron must pay for lost materials. As soon as borrowers realize that
a library item has been lost, they should phone the library and notify
the circulation desk. Charges for lost materials include processing costs.
Please check with the GWC Library staff for more information on these
The primary purpose of the interlibrary loans service is to assist GWC students, staff, and faculty with course-related information or research needs. An ILL is initiated by a librarian, if GWC Library resources are exhausted, unavailable, or inadequate. ILL requests which are not course-related may be referred to a public library. ILL requests are limited to domestic requests only. No international ILL requests will be processed. A limit of 3 ILL requests per academic semester will be applied. For additional details on the GWC ILL policy, please access the GWC Library Interlibrary Loan Policy (PDF).
Off-campus access is available. For login-in instructions for off-campus use, please access the Off Campus Access Login Instructions library handout.
The GWC Library has computers available on the second floor. In addition, all of the group study rooms have computers and monitors equipped for instructional purposes. All of the computers in the main reference area of the library and in the group study rooms offer Internet access, word processing, & printing capabilities. In addition, six computers are reserved for book and database searches only.
Library Group Study Rooms:
Reservation policies and room availability.
Library Group Study Rooms - Call reference desk for resevations 714-895-8741 x55184
In order to make your visit to the library more productive, please observe the following regulations:
are expected to occupy one seat and one place at the study tables.
are expected to study quietly and share tables with others.
are expected to keep their possessions with them. When personal belongings
are left, they will be taken to the library lost and found.
books are for immediate use only and will be reshelved.
- No eating
or drinking in the library. Food and drink are to be left on the cart
at the entrance.
- Library computers are primarily for research and educational purposes.
American Library Association Resources
Thank you for your cooperation.