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This guide describes library resources and services designed to support Foothill College faculty.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Foothill College Library

Semans Library

Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun   Closed

Summer Hours
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri – Sun   Closed

The Library is closed during all college holidays and breaks.

Reference Desk
(650) 949-7608

Ask a Librarian

Circulation & Reserve
(650) 949-7611

Media Center
(650) 949-7445

The library is in the former Media Center (bldg. 3600) for the 2014-'15 school year while the library building is being renovated. See Foothill College Library Remodel for more information.

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This guide describes library resources and services that are available to faculty at Foothill College. Please use the tabs above to navigate to information regarding our resources and services. We look forward to working with you!


What's New

  • The Library has moved! Remodeling of the 3500 (Library) and 3600 (Media Center) buildings began in 2014.  During the renovation, the library collection, student computer work stations, circulation staff and librarians will relocate to the 3600 building in the area where the Media Center was located.  The Media Center and Library Technical Services Dept. will relocate to the Temporary Village.  The renovation is estimated to take a year to year and a half to complete. For more information on the remodel, see
  • Turnitin is back! A great tool for instructors and students to check for potential plagiarism and improper citation.  Pam Wilkes is the campus administrator.  Contact Pam at to set up an account.  Judy Baker, Dean of Foothill Global Access, will provide periodic training workshops. In addition, the Turnitin Help Center provides customer support and training. 
  • New online resources include:
    • The Library has enhanced its subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education with “domain access” which means you can now obtain a free account to access the Chronicle content off-campus via smart-phones and tablets. To take advantage of this new feature, go to the Chronicle home page, click the “Create a Free Account” link in the upper right corner of the page, and use your Foothill email address for the email address associated with the account. For iPad users, the Chronicle also has an app available for download at


Featured Resources

Bestsellers Collection: a changing collection of current best-sellers, popular fiction and non-fiction books, for your reading pleasure.  Located along the East wall near the Periodicals stacks, the books are arranged on the shelves alphabetically by author and can be browsed online using the Advanced Search feature and limiting by "Shelving Collection" bestsellers in the Foothill Library Catalog.

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