How We Can Assist You and Your Students

Class Instruction

In place of face-to-face orientations during the COVID-19 closure, please direct your students to our YouTube channel, or embed our Library Instructional Orientation in your Canvas shell.

To schedule a synchronous online session (meeting via ConferZoom) at all three campuses, use the online request form . ConferZoom is an easy way to communicate via your computer either through your computer's webcam or by using the chat function. You can find information on the PDC's Confer Zoom guide to help you create an account and learn how to accept an invitation to a meeting/class session.

Please make arrangements at least one week in advance. For further information, contact the Reference Department at 759-6078.

Collection Development

Hartnell librarians select books and other resources for the library's collections. The library invites faculty to recommend purchases for the library's collections. Instructors are encouraged to contact and work with liaison librarians to develop and improve the library's collections.

Course Reserves

Course reserve is a service through which faculty make textbooks, videos, lecture notes or other learning materials available for a limited time period. You may place personal copies of instructional material on reserve for a given class. Print the Course Reserve Form (pdf) beforehand or ask for a copy at the circulation desk. See our Course Reserves page for more information.

Instructional Support

The Reference Librarians can provide printed materials, including bibliographies, instructional handouts, and pathfinders relevant to your subject areas. We also provide Research Guides on various topics.

We want to effectively support your course objectives with our library resources. Please use our Purchase Request form to suggest a title for the permanent collection.

What We Ask of You

Space and computers are limited. Before bringing a class into the library to work on assignments or do research, check with the Reference Librarian on duty.

Online Resources for Faculty

Annenberg Media Online Video On Demand


Merlot II: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

Who To Contact

  • Reference Librarians
    Phone: (831) 759-6078
    Building: A - Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)
    Office: Reference Desk, 2nd floor
    Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC)