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For Students


Whether you need to find a textbook for a course, to cite a source, or to research a topic, the Library has you covered.

Course Reserves

The Library maintains a reserve collection of textbooks, study guides, workbooks, laboratory and solution manuals, audio-visual media, course packets, and other course-related materials for students to use. Students must have a current student ID card from any of the Peralta Colleges in order to check out reserve materials. Reserve materials can be checked out for two hours for use in the Library only. Please note that only textbooks used for current Merritt courses are placed on reserve.

To find out if the Library has the textbook you need, search for the course or instructor in WebPAC Pro, the Library’s online catalog:


Citation Guides

Learn to edit and format citations and research papers in appropriate academic styles.

Web Research

Explore the ins and outs of online research from search strategies to evaluating websites.