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EVC Library: About Us & Services: In Person Services

​Borrowing and Renewing

​Evergreen Valley College students, faculty, staff, and retirees may check out library materials with their campus ID card. Loan periods​ vary by type of material.  You can also check out books from San Jose City College Library or you may request them to have them sent to EVC Library. You may renew books and media materials as long as a hold has not been placed on the item.  Reserves may not be renewed. Renewals may be made at the circulation desk, by phone, by e-mail, or online.  To renew items online, log into your Library Account by clicking on "Sign in" at the top right corner of the Library catalog. For further information, visit the Library Policies page.

Course Reserves are items professors have set aside in the library for you to read for your class.  They are located at the Circulation Desk and may be checked out for a limited time period set by the instructor.  To verify whether something is on reserve, go to the Library catalog and search by Course or Instructor.  You may request the item at the Circulation Desk if it is available.
Community Borrowers
​If you are not a student at Evergreen Valley College or San Jose City College but wish to receive borrowing privileges, apply for the EVC Community Borrower Card at the Circulation Desk.  Alumni and other non-​​​students 18 years or older can purchase membership for an annual fee of $20.00.
​​Computers & Laptops

​We have more than 40 computers located in the open area and the Library computer lab available for you to use for research.  Computers can be reserved for two hours at a time at the Circulation Desk.    

Laptops are available for checkout from the Circulation Desk.  Available loan periods are 2 hours (in-library use only) and 1 week.  Find out about eligibility requirements, loan terms, and other important information through our Equipment Checkout and Use Policy page.

​​Copiers and Printers
​​We have two multifunction copy/print stations that can copy/print color, black and white, and double-sided and two laser printers that handle black and white single-sided printing.  Money can be loaded onto your campus ID card to pay for prints. A photocopying policy is in place.
​​Group Study Rooms
​Group study rooms are available for you to use for group research and collaboration.  Rooms can be checked out at the Circulation Desk by groups of two or more people for a two-hour time period. Computers are available in some of the study rooms. Markers and erasers for the whiteboards may be checked out upon request.
Interlibrary Loan
​Items not owned by either Evergreen Valley College or San Jose City College Libraries may be loaned from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Processing time may take 1-2 weeks depending on the material. Borrowing periods for ILL books vary and fees may be assessed on overdue items. Requests can be made in person, or by email or phone.
Internet Access
​EVC campus offers free, unsecured Wi-Fi access.  Data ports are also available at many tables throughout the library.  Internet cables are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
Reference Services
​Librarians are available to assist you with navigating the library resources. If you need help locating information or using the library resources, be sure to ask the reference librarian for assistance. You may reach us in person, by email, phone or chat during open hours.
Accessibility and Adaptive Technology
​We provide adaptive technology including an adjustable table, an ADA-approved computer workstation, adaptive software, and a print-enlarger. Read more about our adaptive technology available​​.