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College Success Studies 168: Tutor Training (Hodgson): About


The Library staff is here to help you. Don't hesitate to:

  1. Ask at the Reference Desk for help with Cuesta Library Search, specialized databases, the Internet, and/or other questions about how to do research.
  2. Ask at the Circulation Desk for Reserve books, course textbooks, sample tests, DVDs, CDs, and any other material put there by your instructor.

Public Computers

There are 24 computers available at the North County campus library. They can be used for doing Internet searching, as well as for book and database searches.

The Library computers are loaded with Microsoft Office, which includes Word for word processing and Excel for charts and graphs; you can print, email, or save work to a flash drive.

Check-out Procedure

There are over 77,000 volumes, plus access to 13,000 electronic books (eBooks), in the Cuesta College Library system. Check out books for two weeks with an ASCC card or picture ID. The overdue fine for books is 25¢ per day. Videos may also be checked out.  Periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and journals), reserve materials, and reference books are for use only in the library. Check books out at the Circulation Desk in the Lobby area.


Printing cost 10 cents a page from the print release station. It is coin operated, but accepts $1 and $5 bills. Black ink only.


Reserve Materials

Some library materials are set aside at the Circulation desk for limited checkout because of their high demand. Current textbooks, tests, books, articles, videos, and CDs are all found at the Circulation Desk. These are checked out for a two-hour period and must be used in the library. An ASCC card or picture ID is required to check out reserve items.


Photocopy Machines/Scanners

The the North County campus library has one photocopier for student use. Copies are 10 cents each. Black ink only.


Group Study Rooms

There are 5 group study rooms at the North County campus library. We ask for a minimum of two students to use these rooms.