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Resources for Faculty: Welcome!

This guide describes library resources and services designed to support Foothill College faculty.

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

  • Great News!  The newly renovated Foothill College Library will reopen on the first day of winter quarter, Monday, January 4, 2016!  Librarians and library staff look forward to providing a variety of resources, services and instructional opportunities to students in a “new space” that offers extended study areas for both independent and collaborative research and learning.  For more information on the remodel, see 
  • Reserve Textbook Weekend Lending Program – Extended Loan Period. Please let your students know about the library’s textbook loan program with extended hours for weekend lending -- now from 8:30 a.m. Friday morning until 10 a.m. the following Monday morning. For questions, please contact the Reserves Desk at (650) 949-7611.
  • The Library has also added the following new resources:

Featured Resources

The Teaching Professor: this newsletter is a forum for discussion of the best strategies supported by the latest research for effective teaching in the college classroom. Available in the Periodicals Stacks.

Bestsellers Collection: a changing collection of current best-sellers, popular fiction and non-fiction books, for your reading pleasure.  Located in the Reference Room. 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.

New Books This Month

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Our Hours

M-Th: 08.00am-7.00pm
F: 08.00am-4.00pm

Social Links

Circulation & Reserve: 650-949-7611
Reference Questions: 650-949-7608
Media Center: 650-949-7445


Temporary Library Location: 3600
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills
CA 94022