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Library Card and Policy Information

Who can get a Cabrillo College Library Card?

  • Any student registered for one or more Cabrillo College classes may obtain a Cabrillo library card at no charge. Click here for information, regulation and policy information.
  • Regular employees of Cabrillo College, both faculty and classified staff, may obtain a Cabrillo library card at no charge. Click here for information, regulation and policy information.
  • Residents of Santa Cruz county or Aromas age 18 and over may obtain a Special Borrower library card, for an annual fee of $25. Click here for information, regulation and policy information.
  • Special Borrower cards are available at no charge to the following: retired Cabrillo College faculty and classified staff, Cabrillo governing board members, spouses and children of full-time Cabrillo employees, former Cabrillo students working on an incomplete Cabrillo class, Santa Cruz County Education employees, current full-time UCSC faculty or students with approval letter from their library, and other special categories. The Circulation Department maintains a complete list of eligible Special Borrower patron categories and requirements.

What can I do with a Library Card?

At the Library, you can:

  • Check out books (click here to see the Library of Congress call number subject areas)
  • Check out course reserve materials placed in the library by your instructors (details)
  • Check out a wireless laptop with word processing software and more (details)

The following services no longer require a library card, and are now available within the new library catalog (using your Cabrillo WebAdvisor account to log in):

  • Look up and renew books you have checked out (course reserve materials cannot be renewed online).
  • Place holds on regular books (not course reserves) that someone else has checked out.
  • Connect to any of the fulltext online databases that we subscribe to.
  • Special Borrowers: We are unable to provide Special Borrowers not formerly affiliated with Cabrillo with off-campus online access to our databases or renewal services. These services are available in person at the Library.


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