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Books @ SDCC Library

Use OneSearch or SDCCD Books+ to look for books in these collections: 

Electronic Books: 

San Diego City College Library has over 90,000 electronic books available to read online. A detailed list of e-collections is available in the guide Using e-Books.

Print Books:

San Diego City College Library has over 4500 print (hardcopy) books in its Reference Collection on the second floor and 60,000 print books in its Circulating Collection, located on the third floor.  

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Electronic Books

Print Books

Just Browsing?

Try these call numbers and headings if you'd like to browse the books on the shelves in our Circulating collection, located on our third floor. More information about borrowing here

Child study

Early childhood education

Preschool education. Nursery schools


Primary education

Elementary or public school education

Secondary education. High schools

Education and training of teachers and administrators

How to Locate a Book

Print books are shelved in the Library in an organized system according to call number. Not sure how to use a call number to locate a book on a shelf? Take a quick look at these short explanations:

How to Read Call Numbers (University System of GA)

How to Read Call Numbers (U. of AZ Libraries)

YouTube: How to Read A Library of Congress Call Number (U. of Arkansas Libraries) (2:46)

Where are the Children's Books?

The City College library has a small collection of children's books (a few shelves' worth), but does include Caldecott award winners. To find this section, take the elevator to the third floor of the building, then as you exit the elevator, turn right, and walk past the corridor for the restrooms and past the shelving for the Oversize books. The Juvenile Collection (JUV) is shelved with the High Interest/Low Vocabulary books. See photo below.

Juvenile Books section (Caldecott award winners)


Much larger collections of childrens' books may be found at local public libraries:

  • San Diego Public Library system Kids page (main branch is located at 330 Park Boulevard, about 8 blocks from City College LRC. The entrance is on Park Boulevard just past J Street)
  • San Diego County Library system Kids Corner
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