Returning Library Items

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

Chromebooks or Calculators
Return indoors SLO library circulation desk (3211) or NCC student center (N1000).

Students entering buildings are required to wear masks. Masks are available at the drop-off desks if you do not have one.

Parking is free through the end of the semester.

Available Services


Chromebooks are available for semester checkout to faculty, students and staff.

Just drop in to get one Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the locations below. Please bring a picture ID and your Banner number.

NCC - second floor, Campus Center N1000

SLO - second floor, Library/Learning Resources 3200

Questions about availability can be sent to:

If you have a Cuesta Chromebook cart you would like to be available for checkout, email:

Reference Service

Ask a LibrarianLibrarians are available for assistance via Ask A Librarian during the following hours.

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

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Circulation Service

E-mail: with any questions about circulation services.

Reserve Textbooks/Other Library Materials

If you are unable to get a free textbook copy (see below), fill out the Library Materials Request Form and we will help you locate digital reserve textbooks or other library materials.

Free Textbook/Resources

Some textbook publishers are providing free access to many course textbooks during this situation. The Free Textbook/Resources research guide has information on how to access these resources. We will be updating resources as we find them. If you are looking for materials, please use the Library Materials Request Form.

Computer Labs

Computer labs will be open Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm and Saturdays 12 - 4 pm for students lacking computers and internet access at home. Computer labs will have line of site supervision only.

SLO: Library, 2nd floor, Bldg. 3200
NCC: Campus Center, 2nd floor, Bldg. N1000

Any questions should be sent to:

Library Databases

All resources are available through Library's OneSearch.

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Specific databases are available on the Databases A-Z list.

Faculty with Class Research Needs

If you are a faculty member and need to arrange specific services for your students please contact either Carina Love (, or Kevin Bontenbal (, or Laurie Buchholz (

Technology / Community Support

Comcast is providing free services for a limited time. Visit:

Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID:

Paso and SLO County libraries are closed following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. For more information go to:

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We will all get through this together!
Keep calm, stay home if you are in a shelter in place, and wash hands :-)