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Black Studies Resources

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If you are looking for a specific book title ... or if you need to track down books on a particular subject for a research project, run a search in the online Library Catalog to see what Mesa has to offer.

Our collection includes both electronic books that you can access and read online, and print books that you can borrow to read at home.  Use your ID# and last name to log on to e-books ... and use your ID card to check out hard copy books at the Library Checkout Desk.  Note that you are also eligible to request print books from the City and Miramar campuses.

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  • Make an appointment. Click here  and make a Zoom appointment with a Mesa librarian who will help you live, at your convenience. 
  • Phone: Call the Reference Desk Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at 619-388-2660.
  • Email: You can email us anytime at we will normally respond within one business day.
  • Chat with a reference librarian from the 24/7 team that works with Mesa from around the world, anytime of the day or night, just click the blue "24/7 Ask A Librarian!" button below.


Search the contents of specialized subject encyclopedias and reference books:

If you need to find definitions and/or background and overview information on a topic, reference books (such as specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries) can be helpful.  The library offers the following two multidisciplinary reference databases that allow you to search the content of hundreds of online reference books simultaneously:


Search for books in other San Diego area libraries:

If the books you need are not available at an SDCCD campus, try searching the San Diego CIRCUIT Catalog .

The CIRCUIT interface allows you to search for and request books from the collections of SDSU, UCSD, USD, CSUSM, San Diego Public Library system, and San Diego County Library system libraries.  Connect to the San Diego CIRCUIT website to learn more about how to use this free interlibrary borrowing service that is available to anyone with a public library card.

San Diego Circuit Consortium Catalog