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Library Services: About the Library

Welcome everyone -- Let's collaborate! Your inquiries guide us in developing the most relevant materials and services.


Learning Commons Individual Study
Alameda County allows library indoor use at limited capacity. The college will take a cautious approach and is opening the Learning Commons to a maximum occupancy of 50 students.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Walk-ins are welcomed, however if occupancy is met then you will need to return at a later time.  To be sure you have a space please use the online reservation system through the online catalog Seat Reservation to secure a seat at a specific date and time. 

Students need to:                    

  • Wear a mask while studying                    
  • Maintain social distance from others            
  • Self-clean their chair and workspace with provided supplies before use
  • Not move seat/table from designated space.

Staff will be monitoring compliance with these rules.

Group study rooms will open at a later date. 

Library Hours

Hours - Spring 2021

Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Students need to:  

Wear a mask while studying

Maintain social distance from others

Self-clean their chair and workspace with provided supplies before use

Not move seat/table from designated space

Please read the COVID-19 Updates for the latest information from the Life West Administration

Library Hours

Hours are limited but please note:

Library staff welcomes appointments for using the library at other times!  

Please  make arrangements to ensure that staff and services are available.

For hours during break, please see:

Contact Us

Please Email Us

The staff acknowledges your request within 24 hours.

Interlibrary loan request -

Reference Assistance, Off-Campus Access and Questions -


Online Catalog

Picture of monitor with books

Search the Life West Library Catalog by keyword, title, or author to locate a variety of materials.  Limit your search by collection (book-Reserve or ebook) and by format (model). 

Log in to your library account through the library catalog to book items for specific pick-up days. Additional information available at Pick-up and Return.


Search the Databases for Articles

Search PubMed or Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) before Googling It

The link to our databases.   

Note: Login required when searching off-campus. 

List of databases

Journal List

Search for a journal by exact title or keyword to find which online and print journals are available at Life West. 

Login required when searching off-campus.


Online Resources - New 

Student Recommendations - You asked, and we listened!

Human Anatomy Atlas: Visible Body's 3D atlas of the human body

Anatomy & Physiology: Visible Body's step by step introduction to each human body system

Instructions and additional information: Library Multimedia Resources