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The Cuesta Libraries are open on both campuses for in-person service. Online student? Don't worry, librarians are also available online.

Research Help from a Librarian

Cuesta librarians can save you time and help you locate the best books, articles and resources for your academic assignments, speeches, research papers and more. Visit us in-person during open hours, or virtually through our Ask a Librarian service. 

Online "Ask a Librarian"

Click here to Ask a Librarian your question online via chat, email, phone, or Zoom during regular open hours.

Chromebooks and Hotspots

Chromebooks and Hotspots are available for semester checkout to students only, due to limited supply. If devices are available, staff and faculty may request check out on a case-by-case, short-term rental basis. To check on availability and reserve a Chromebook, email 

Students must complete the Electronic Device Agreement in English or en Español when checking out Chromebooks, Hotspots, and/or other electronic devices. Filling out this form before you come to the library can save time during the check-out process. 

Pick up Chromebooks and Hotspots at either SLO or NCC locations. Please bring a picture ID or proof of your schedule and Cuesta 900 number. The device check-out process takes 10-15 minutes.

Computer Labs, Tech, and Canvas Support

Computer labs are open at both campuses with computer, WiFi, printing and copying services.

Student Technology Support is available to all current Cuesta College students. Please visit the Cuesta Technical Support webpage for more info about their in-person and virtual services.

Textbooks and Books

E-mail with any questions about checking out books and reserve textbooks. Don't know which book you need? Ask a Librarian.

Course reserve textbooks can be picked up at either SLO or NCC locations. Some are available online in eBook form.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which current students and employees may request print and audio-visual materials not owned or accessible by Cuesta College library. Visit our ILL guide for more information and to access the ILL request form.

Returning Library Items


Return books in the outdoor book-drops on either SLO or NCC campuses.

Chromebooks or Calculators

Return indoors at SLO Library circulation desk (3200) or NCC Library circulation desk  (N3100) during open hours.