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History: Getting Research Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

The faculty librarians are professors who work in the library. Contact us for help with your research.

  • ‚ÄčDrop by the Research Help Desk
  • Call Merced: (209) 384-6083
  • Call Los Baños: (209) 381-6434
  • Text (209) 666-3235
  • Email refdesk@mccd.edu
  • Chat below

Research Help Desk Hours

Merced

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM 
  • Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Weekends: Closed

Los Baños

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM 
  • Friday: 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Weekends: Closed

After-Hours

  • Get help after hours, weekends, holidays, and other non-instructional days through the library chat.
  • The chat is staffed by librarians outside of Merced College when MCCD librarians are not available

Building Hours

Merced

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM 
  • Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Weekends: Closed

Los Baños

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM 
  • Friday: 8 AM - 2 PM
  • Weekends: Closed

Library Workshops & Events

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

If there is a book or an article that the library does not own or have access to through the databases, we can ask another library to send us the book or the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Textbooks are excluded from ILL services.