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National Hispanic Heritage Month: The Library Catalog

The catalog

The library catalog has records for physical items housed in the library as well as eBooks.

Click on the green button from the Library Resources page to search the catalog.


You can do a keyword, subject, or author search from the online catalog:

A  keyword search on "owls" yields results that include ebooks, circulating books, and reference books:

Checkout info

You must:

  • Be an enrolled student
  • Have your 900-number.

You may:

  • Check out up to five circulating items for three weeks. 
  • Renew your items if no holds have been placed on them. 
  • If an item is checked out, click on the "Request Item" link in order to be placed on a waiting list for that item. 


Finding books in the library

The Moorpark College Library uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize our books.  This is an alphanumeric system used by most academic libraries.  The call number is highlighted in this book record:


In order to find items in the Library, make note of the location and the call number

  • The Main Collection (circulating) books are available for checkout.  Call numbers A-HT are on the 2nd floor.  HV-Z and the Oversized (OS)  books are on the 3rd floor.
  • Reference Collection (non-circulating) books are not available for checkout, but you can scan or make photocopies of them.  All of the Reference books are on the 2nd floor, and all of the call numbers start with "REF".
  • Topics Table books are considered reference books and therefore cannot be checked out.  They are located on the shelves adjacent to the Reference desk.
  • New Books and "Year of" books are shelved next to the reference desk.
  • Print Periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers) are located in the low shelves in the back of the 2nd floor, and are arranged alphabetically by title.
  • The Popular Video shelves are organized by genre and located on the 2nd floor, on the wall behind classroom 210.
  • The Recreational Reading books are located in the shelves behind the reference desk.
  • The Children's Collection books are located in the shelves on the side of the reference desk adjacent to the Topics Table.


Using eBooks

To read an ebook:

  1. Click on the title link to open the book record
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the record to the "Holdings Information":     
  3. Click on the link to view the ebook online


The Moopark College Library has electronic books from several different companies.  Each company has a different way to access their ebooks. 

Consult the EBSCO eBooks research guide for specific information about using EBSCO products.