The Library, located on the second floor of Building 5, features a wide range of research databases as well as a book collection of 50,000 volumes and subscriptions to hundreds of magazines, journals, and newspapers.  Library users have access to the Peninsula Library System online catalog and the Web. See a map of the library.

Summer Hours, 2016

June 13 to August 4,  Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday, Saturday CLOSED

Fall / Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

On occasion the Library is closed (or closes early) due to holidays or declared recesses. View Skyline College academic calendar.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian any questions about doing research, finding information, and citing sources.

Library Card

Sign up for a library card.

Renew Books / My Library Account

Renew library books and access your PLS library account information.


Search for textbooks and other reserve material available at the library.

Group Study Room Reservation

Reservations for the six library group study rooms (5201-5206) are available for current Skyline College students, faculty, and staff. Make a reservation using the online system.  
  • Library staff may ask persons studying alone in an unreserved study room to relinquish the room to students who need to study together.
  • Unreserved rooms are considered "first come, first served."
  • Reservations can be made up to a week in advance. Rooms can be reserved for maximum 2 hours/day or 4 hours/week. 


Learn how to print documents.

Tablets (iPads) for Student Checkout

Tablets (currently limited to iPads) are available for student checkout from the Circulation Desk in the Library. Click here for tablet loan policy and borrower's agreement.

Library of Congress Classification

The Library of Congress Classification (LC) is a classification system developed to organize and arrange the book collections of the Library of Congress.


Read the Library’s rules and policies.

Book Donations

Download the Library's Book Donation Agreement Form

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Topic choice / focus: Articulate a focused research question, topic, or information need.
  • Search tool selection: Identify a variety of types and formats of information sources and select appropriate search tools to find the needed information.
  • Search strategy: Develop and execute an effective research strategy using a wide range of search tools, accurately interpret results, and find authoritative information pertinent to the topic.
  • Information source evaluation: Evaluate the relevance, quality, authoritativeness, and creditability of information retrieved.
  • Information source documentation: Access, cite, and use information ethically and legally.

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