Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Each year during the period September 15th - October 15th, the country celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We celebrate the culture, history, and heritage of Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

This four-week period includes the independence anniversaries of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.  Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza, often falls within this period as well.  (This year it's on October 10th.)

The west side of the display case just inside the doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR) features books from the Library's collection covering a number of aspects of Hispanic culture.  Many more books, DVD's, CD's, and other material are available in the Library's physical and electronic collections.  You can access the Library's catalog and eResources at


Saturday, September 17th, marks the 229th anniversary of the United States Constitution.  You'll find a Constitution Day display on the east side of the display case located just inside the Library Learning Resources (LLR) building's doors.  Books and DVD's from the Library's collection, as well as facts about the Constitution, are on display.

Be sure to visit Moorpark College's celebration of Constitution Day on Thursday, September 15th, from 11am to 1pm in the Campus Quad......"Free Speech, Free Information, Free Ice Cream."

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

LIbrary Learning Resources (LLR) closed on Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester Library Hours

Library Learning Resources (LLR) will be open the following hours from Wednesday, August 17th to Friday, December 16th:

Monday through Thursday, 8am - 8pm
Friday, 8am - 12pm

LLR is closed Saturday and Sunday, as well as on college holidays.  This semester, the holidays are September 5th, November 11th, November 24th, and November 25th.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Two displays are featured in the Library Learning Resources display case, located just inside the front doors.

On the west side:  Two illustrated essays by students in Sandra Hunter's Spring 2016 English M01A class are displayed along with a collection of books on gangs from the Library's collection.  One essay is entitled "Why Kids Join Gangs" and is by Dana Trick.  The other essay is by Juliet Delgado and is entitled "Tough as Painted Nails: The Lives and Troubles of Female Gang Members."  If you would like to read either of these essays, please see a Reference Librarian.

On the east side:  Two posters featuring poems by Ventura poet Phil Taggart are displayed, along with a collection of books by poets that have read their works at the occasional Moorpark College Poetry Read.

Thursday, May 05, 2016


Library Learning Resources will be closed Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.

Beginning Monday, May 23rd, and continuing through Wednesday, August 10th, Library Learning Resources hours are:

Monday -- Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday -- 8am - 12 noon
Saturday and Sunday -- Closed
Closed for Holidays on May 30th and July 4th

Reference Librarians will not be available during all open hours this summer.  Their schedule is:

Monday -- Thursday: 9am - 1pm (May 23rd - June 28th)
Monday -- Thursday: 10am - 2pm (June 30th - August 10th)
Wednesday: 2pm - 7pm (May 23rd - August 10th)

There will be exceptions to the Reference Librarian schedule.  Please contact the Library Circulation Desk at 805-378-1450 to verify the schedule for a particular day.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Did you know that there are over 40 scholarships available to Moorpark College students?  They range from $250 to $2500 and applications can be picked up in the Scholarship Office, Fountain Hall 210C.  You can also apply online at:

But before you apply, check out the range of scholarships on the east side of the display case just inside Library Learning Resources (LLR).  You'll find a flyer displayed for each scholarship, and some of them give detailed information on the criteria needed to apply.  Many are available to students transferring to a 4-year college or university in Fall 2016, as well as to continuing students at MC.

Do you need to write an essay?  What GPA is required?  What is your major?  What school are you transferring to?  Check out the flyers, and then head to the Scholarship Office or online for more detailed information and applications.


Every year, in conjunction with Multicultural Day, students may submit entries for the Multicultural Day design that will appear on promotional materials such as posters, flyers, sweatshirts, and T-shirts.  All 26 entries submitted this year are displayed on the west side of the display case right inside the front doors of Library Learning Resources (LLR).

Congratulations to the 1st place winner Jayce Hawblitzel, as well as Erica Sherman (2nd place) and Carlos Tapia (3rd place).

This year Multicultural Day is on Tuesday, April 12th.

Monday, December 07, 2015


Beginning on Monday, December 7th, Library Learning Resources will open at 7am.  The early opening will extend through the end of the semester.

December 7 - December 16 hours:

Monday- Thursday....7am-8pm