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ATTENTION STUDENTS: Currently CGCC's services continue to be available via phone, email, and online. As we prepare for our Fall 2021 classes more services will be available face-to-face.


Student & Faculty Toolbox

Library references, resources and answer guides

Here are some useful references and guidelines for citing sources, accessing research materials from home, and addressing your most frequently asked questions.


Different disciplines and classes require specific citation formats. Here are reference guides to the most commonly used styles.

Library services and materials, including electronic and print resources, reserve materials, interlibrary loan, photocopying, and acquisition procedures, must comply with the U.S. Copyright Law. For the Maricopa County Community College District policies regarding copyrights, please read the Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines.

Public performance rights

Media items such as VHS, DVD, and streaming video will be used in a manner that follows Public Performance Rights. Please see Copyright and Public Performance Rights (Updated 1-2020)

Further information

For detailed information on other areas of copyright, please see the CGCC Library’s Copyright Guide.

Follow this guide to add the CGCC Library’s eBook and streaming video content to your remote or online teaching: Adding Library Digital Content to Online Learning 2020

The rich content in the CGCC Library's databases include these additional features:

  • Public Performance Rights: Allowing you to show the film in online or face-to-face classes, or at a college-sponsored event, without violating copyright.
  • Transcripts and Closed Captioning: Streaming videos/films that include transcripts and closed captioning. These are ADA-compliant accessibility tools required by MCCCD for media content used in instruction regardless of the modality.
  • Translate and Listen: Some database vendors include LISTEN and TRANSLATE tools for the HTML editions of the articles. These tools support English as a Second Language and students with audio learning preferences.

Library faculty design hands-on, interactive Critical Research Instruction classes tailored to your specific research-based assignment and student needs. Using a “just-in-time” approach, we teach students the skills, strategies, and sources applicable to your research-based project. This section provides additional details regarding our instructional program.

*This service is not currently available.

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service allows you to obtain educational and research materials not available in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Library collection. This material may include books, articles in periodicals, documents and multimedia. They can be borrowed from libraries all across the country and throughout the world!

Interlibrary loans are processed through the online ILLIAD system. If you need any assistance in setting up your ILLiad account, please contact the Pecos Library, Circulation Services, 480-857-5102 or Williams Library, Circulation Services at 480- 988-8611.

Requests from libraries within the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) are normally filled in three to seven days, but allow a minimum of two to six weeks for requests outside of the District. This service is free for most requests, however, some libraries may impose a fee.



The Library building on Pecos Campus and the Library on Williams Campus are closed temporarily. We will open again when the MCCCD libraries re-open.

Library faculty are available to assist you remotely online. To get research help, please use the Ask a Librarian online service.

Faculty should contact Library Faculty directly with questions about instruction. For questions about incorporating Critical Research Instruction into your remote teaching, contact Kim Chuppa-Cornell at or 480-732-7022.

All borrowed materials will have their due dates automatically extended to December 17, 2020. Please contact with any questions.

Since the Library is closed, there is no physical access to our textbook reserves. Students who would normally use the CGCC Library’s Course Reserves to access their required textbooks can request copies of materials by contacting for Pecos campus classes and for Williams campus classes beginning August 24. Make sure to include the class and page numbers needed when contacting the library. EX: GBS150 pages 10-20. You can also request physical books from the general collection for curbside pick-up beginning August. If you are not sure which books you need to support your research, Library faculty can provide research support remotely beginning August 24 or you can connect with ASK a Librarian, 24/7 research support

Yes, students, faculty, and staff can still pace holds on materials. Please contact to arrange pickup.

We will not be filling interlibrary loans for books from another library system, but we are able to borrow books from within MCCCD. Please contact with any questions.

Library FAQs


Your Student ID Card or Employee ID Card acts as your library card. ID/Library cards are issued at the Coyote Center on the Pecos Campus and in the Public Safety Office in Bluford Hall on the Williams campus. Your ID/Library card is required to check out materials from the CGCC libraries, including reserve materials. It will also allow you to check out items from the other Maricopa Community College Libraries.

Use your MEID and password (same as My Maricopa and Canvas) to log into library resources such as the article databases and book catalog. If you have any problems logging in, call (480) 857-5100 or (480) 857-5102.

Follow this link to renew your library books or review your library book account.

Some database vendors are creating apps for mobile devices. EBSCOHost, which is a major vendor for quite a few of our databases, has an eBook app available for download. Click here to access the app. If you are off campus, you will need to log in using your MEID + password.