About the Library

Mission Statement

Gavilan College Library provides a safe, respectful and welcoming environment in which the educational community and its work are supported via the delivery of traditional and emerging academic research tools and methods, and where students are encouraged to explore, discover, investigate and develop research skills for personal, professional and life-long learning.

Gavilan College Library affirms the principles and details of the the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics including a commitment to patron privacy.

Library Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will use information technology tools to locate, retrieve, organize, and present information.
  • Students will increase their ability to state a research question, problem or issue.
  • Students will determine information requirements for the research question, problem or issue.
  • Students will use the library’s reserve course materials to assist them in their course work.

WHILE YOU ARE IN THE LIBRARY

The Gavilan Library is committed to providing a pleasant, safe library environment and quality service. Please note the following expectations while you're in the library:

  • All library patrons are expected to behave politely and respectfully towards other patrons and toward library employees.
  • Please refrain from soliciting, selling or requesting signatures on petitions inside the library.
  • Please obtain permission from library staff before posting or distributing flyers and materials in the library.
  • Food & Drink: Please only bring beverages in closed or covered containers and snack food items to the library.
  • Brief low volume cell phone conversations are permitted, except at the computers. Please take longer conversations outside the library.

LIBRARY HOURS

2020 Summer Session (6/15-8/7)

Hours 6/15-7/24
Mon-Wed  10am-2pm
Sat           10am-2pm
Closed Thursday, Friday, and Sunday

Hours 7/25-8/7 TBD

Holidays
July 3 - Independence Day

2020 Fall Semester (8/24-12/12)

Gilroy
Mon-Thu  9am-9pm
Fri         9am-4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Holidays
September 7 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Break

2021 Winter Intersession (TBD)

Mon, Tue & Fri Closed
Wed     9am-1pm
Thu      11am-3pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Holidays
Jan 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2020 Spring Semester (1/27-5/22)

Gilroy
Mon-Thu  8am-8pm
Fri         8am-3pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Hollister - Wed 9am-1pm

Morgan Hill - Mon 8am-12pm

Holidays
February 14 & 17 - President's Day
April 6-12 - Spring Institutional Break

 

Staff

Doug Achterman
Head Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4809
email: dachterman@gavilan.edu

Dana Young
Instruction/Technology Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4806
email: dyoung@gavilan.edu

Acquisitions/Systems (position currently unfilled)
Phone:
email: 

Rachel Becerra
Circulation
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: rbecerra@gavilan.edu

Sandra Mendoza
Circulation
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: smendoza@gavilan.edu

Tara Myers
Office Manager
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: tmyers@gavilan.edu

Aleah Kropholler
Part-Time Reference Librarian
phone: 408-848-4806
email: akropholler@gavilan.edu

Meg Omainsky
Part-Time Reference Librarian
phone: 408-848-4806
email: momainsky@gavilan.edu

Dolores Wiemers
Part-Time Reference Librarian
phone: 408-848-4806
email: dwiemers@gavilan.edu

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