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New Books in the Library

The Merced College Libraries maintain a new books guide to inform the college community of the new print and eBooks that are added to the collection each month. These are arranged by discipline and tied to curriculum.

We welcome you to look for books in your discipline or find an interesting book in a new discipline.

Library Workshops

The library faculty teach workshops for both students and faculty related to research skills, library resources, and using library technology.


Merced Campus


Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends/Holidays: Closed

Los Banos Campus


Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weekends/Holidays: Closed

About Us

The mission of the Learning Resources Center is to support Merced College’s Institutional Student Learning Outcomes and Strategic Planning Initiatives by providing resources and services to the students, faculty, and staff of the institution, and by serving as an intellectual resource for the academic community.

We want to formally and with great respect acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Yokuts Nation. Merced College is built on the unceded ancestral lands of these indigenous tribes. Thank you for letting us honor them and give our thanks to their ancestors and descendants for their constant and careful stewardship of this land.

Adopted by the Academic Senate of Merced College on October 28, 2021 (Resolution No. 08-21)

The libraries in Merced and Los Banos have both Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Service Area Outcomes (SAOs) that help support student success. These include the provision of:

  • information literacy instruction that leads to student success across the curriculum.
  • information resources that are of sufficient quality and quantity to augment course curriculum throughout multidisciplinary college courses.
  • instructional support to faculty of sufficient depth and quantity to support curriculum.
  • support for student academic success.

National Standards & Guidelines

The libraries in Merced and Los Banos adhere to national standards and guidelines for library services.

American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights
American Library Association (ALA) Code of Ethics
Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Standard II.B.

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