During the Library closure due to Covid-19, some of the Library practices have been necessarily changed. Visit the EVC Library Online Support Guide for updated services and resources.


Reserves eTextbooks are available for free to students for a limited time only until the end of the spring semester (May 25, 2020). eTextbooks providers are Vital Source and Red Shelf. See library videos and guides on setting up a campus email address and finding eTextbooks on provider sites.  

When the library reopens, you may place items on reserve for your class by bringing the materials to the Library Circulation desk and completing a Course Reserve Form for each course. You can also print and fill out this Reserve materials form and bring it to the library with materials you wish to have placed on Reserve. You may choose a 2 hour, 1 day, or 3 day loan period for each item.

Instructional Sessions 

The Library is conducting orientation sessions synchronously via Zoom or asynchronously by creating a video and sending you links to LibGuides and other valuable resources. Please send an email to librarian@evc.edu and you will get a response to proceed. Complete this Instructional Session form for more complete information and send completed form to the Librarian. Instructors are expected to attend classes with their students and the Librarian can allow co-hosting with your agreement.

When the library reopens, to arrange a Library instructional session (orientation) for your class, call the reference desk at x6661 or come into the library. A librarian will schedule the visit and discuss any details of the current assignment. Please make arrangements at least one week in advance. You may also schedule an instructional session by sending an email to librarian@evc.edu. You may also print an Instructional Session form and send to the library. You will be notified of the Instructional Session confirmation and the name of the Librarian instructing via email.

Instructors are expected to attend library orientations for their classes. If the instructor is not able to attend, a substitute will be required or orientation rescheduled.

Books or other Materials for 


To request materials for purchase contact your division Library liaison or Lorena Mata, Library Coordinator by email. Please include all relevant details such as author, title, publisher, date, edition and ISBN#.

Research Resources

Locate and retrieve articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and reference sources from library subscription databases.  

Instructor Resources

The following resources may be used for research or for professional development. 

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)  
Contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. 

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 
Database created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750."  Valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometric s, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. 

Professional Development Collection 
A comprehensive collection of full text education journals designed for professional educators.  Provides nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports. 

Teacher Reference Center 
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Library Liaisons to Divisions

 Lorena Mata

408-274-7900  x6743
Liaison to SSHAPE and Language Arts Divisions
Areas of responsibility: Circulation; Instruction; Reference

Heather Ott
408-274-7900  x6821
Liaison to Nursing and Allied Health and Workforce Development
Areas of Responsibility: Electronic Resources; Instruction; Reference

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