Your Library Account

If you are a current Skyline College (or SMCCD) student, faculty, or staff, you automatically have a free college library account that can be used to borrow materials and access collections at the college libraries. You don't need a physical library card: just your College ID and/or your G#.

Your Library Account  provides access to:


  • Search for articles, books & more
  • Place holds, check due dates, & renew items
  • Create a list of favorite books, articles & more

Library Databases

Our Library subscribes to many databases, both general and subject-specific. To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.


If you want to borrow textbooks, you will need to fill out a textbook loan agreement.

A student reading at the library

Community Users

If you are NOT a current Skyline College or SMCCD student, faculty, or staff, you're still eligible for an SMCCD Library account. For more information and to register, visit SMCCD OneSearch Guide.

You can also request items from our colleges via your public library.  Please visit your local library for more information.

Check-Out Policies



Board Games

In-library use only. Loan ends at library's closing time


3-week loan with two 3-week renewals if no one else is waiting; 50 item limit per person


Semester loan for registered students taking courses that require a calculator

Chargers & Cables (USB, etc.)

Loan ends at closing

Course Reserves (textbooks)

After filling out the textbook loan agreement, students may check out most items for 1-3 days. Items for which there are multiple copies may check out for 7 days or up to 3 weeks. Select items are for library use only. There are no renewals.  


Semester loan for registered students


Loan ends at closing


Semester loans for registered students


Semester loans for registered students who require a laptop for course-specific applications. Availability is extremely limited.

Media (CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs)

1-week loan with two 1-week renewals if no one else is waiting

Periodicals (Magazines and Journals in PRINT)

Back issues: ask at checkout desk