Connect with the Library


It is suggested you call the library before you visit to confirm hours.


Special Hours
Holiday Break December 19, 2022 – Monday January 2, 2023
San Marcos and Center Libraries Closed

Intersession – January 3 – 27, 2023
San Marcos Open Monday  through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Center Libraries Closed throughout Intersession


Spring 2023 Semester Hours – Monday January 30 – Saturday May 27

San Marcos Hours (760) 744-1150 xt.2612
Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm 
Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Escondido Center Hours (760) 744-1150 xt.8129
Monday  through Thursday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Closed Friday through Sunday

Fallbrook Center Hours (760) 744-1150 xt.8679
Monday  through Thursday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Closed Friday through Sunday

Rancho Bernardo Center Hours (760) 744-1150 xt.6618
Monday  through Thursday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Closed Friday through Sunday

Online Reference Hours operated by Palomar Librarians!
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm [ends Thursday December 15th, 2022]  

Chat With a Librarian  is a live, online reference assistance chat service. Questions are answered by 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 screensharing if a student prefers that type of assistance and has a microphone.

For the Fall 2022 semester, facial coverings are not required in the Library/Learning Resource Center or any Palomar College Library locations. They remain strongly recommended, especially indoors. All students, employees and visitors should continue using the Cleared4 daily health screening and be cleared to be onsite before coming to the campus or education centers. Community members can download the Cleared4 Health Survey to obtain a Cleared4 pass.

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 during Spring Semester **

Friday February 17th – Lincoln’s Day
Monday September 20th – Washington’s Day
Monday through Friday March 27th – 31st – Spring Break