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Connect with the Library

The Palomar Library will be closed from December 18, 2021 until January 31, 2022

During Winter Intersession, January 3 – January 29, use our Chat With a Librarian service for research assistance!  

Palomar College Library locations will be available exclusively ONLINE for the 1st four weeks of our Spring Semester, from January 31, 2022 thru February 22, 2022

All Palomar College Library locations physically open for the Spring Semester – February 22, 2022 thru May 28, 2022
Everyone must be vaccinated and complete daily screening via Cleard4 to enter library spaces.

San Marcos Hours
Monday , Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Closed Friday through Sunday


Escondido Center Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Closed Friday through Sunday

Fallbrook Center Hours
Monday & Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Closed Friday through Sunday

Rancho Bernardo Center Hours
Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Friday through Sunday

Spring Semester Online Hours
Monday 5:00 –  9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Chat With a Librarian  is a live, online reference assistance chat service. Questions are answered by staff at the Palomar College Library or by other reference librarians participating in our worldwide network. This free service is easy to use and available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week! A microphone is not mandatory to use the chat service; as it is text-based. The service does allow for screensharirng if a student prefers that type of assistance and has a microphone.

This video will help you use the Chat with a Librarian service.
This guide can also help you use the Chat with a Librarian service.

Student Research Appointments – Library Faculty work with students at the Reference Desk during times the library is open. In addition they can consult with students by appointment using our Library Zoom Room (LZR). This allows us to help students with research and other information needs while guiding them in using databases, searching the catalog and identifying quality websites for research projects using Zoom web conferencing.

If you have never joined a Zoom call before, take a few minutes to first Join a Zoom Test Meeting and make sure you are able to connect to audio.

If you’re not ready to connect with us yet, your question might already be addressed in these Quick Answers for Students. You’ll find videos and written instructions about how to start your searches, how to organize your results, and how to cite your sources.  You will also find a list of answers to the questions students frequently ask. 

** Library Closed These Days **

Monday February 21st – Presidents Day
Monday thru Thursday March 28th – 31st – Spring Break 


Materials Request

The Library is closed during the Holiday Break and Winter Intersession
Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 30, 2022

All 4 locations will reopen for the Spring 2022 semester

Spring Semester Hours

Closed on these dates during Spring 2022!
President's Day 2/21
Spring Break 3/28 thru 3/31

760.744.1150 x2612
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos CA 92069

library@palomar.edu