Fullerton College Library


Whether you choose to interact with the library in person in our beautiful building in the center of campus or online via the Web, we aim to make your experience an easy and successful one. We strive to promote information literacy through all of our various offerings. If there is anything we can do to make your visit with us better or more productive, please do not hesitate to ask.

We look forward to working with you,

Dr. Dani Wilson

Dean, Library/Learning Resources, Instructional Support Programs and Services


Our mission is to assist students, faculty, and staff attain their educational and informational goals in a supportive library environment.


  • To provide a collection of materials which supports the curriculum and the information needs of the campus community and which reflects the diversity of the population we serve.
  • To provide complete and accurate access to the collection as well as access to materials beyond the library walls.
  • To provide appropriate instruction to patrons in the use of library materials and library technology.

The library strives to attain these goals by providing a varied library instruction program, including individualized instruction at the reference desk, library instruction sessions, and research consultations.


We curate a collection of books and periodicals that support various areas of study throughout campus. Students can typically check out materials from the general collection for a period of 2 weeks. Faculty also put text books and other class materials on reserve, which the library loans out to students for 2 hours at a time. 

For student and faculty research, the library provides access to over 50 digital databases both on and off campus. Support for students needing to access the databases is provided at the reference desk, library instruction sessions, and research consultations.

The library also keeps a collection of archived materials about Fullerton College, a pictorial history of Fullerton Collegetwo collections of rare dolls, a digital collection of college catalogs, and a hall of fame of Fullerton College alumni.

Code of Conduct

The goal of these rules is to provide a quiet, clean, and safe environment in support of the library’s mission to assist students, faculty, and staff in attaining their educational and informational goals in a supportive library environment.

Library Etiquette

  • Please respect your fellow students. Audible discussions and cell phone  conversations detract from  students’ ability to study. Silence cell phones in the library.
  • Students are required to be fully clothed, including footwear.
  • No smoking or vaping.

Taking Care of the Library and Library Materials

  • Treat your library and its contents with respect. Do not rip or write in library materials, destroy equipment, or vandalize furniture.
  • If you remove a book from the shelves, please do not re-shelve it; place it on the nearest table or study carrel for library staff to count and re-shelve.
  • Eating and drinking are not permitted in the library. Exception: drinks in spill proof containers.
  • Do not remove barcodes from library materials. These labels are for checking in and out materials and do not set off the alarm.

Personal Property

  • To prevent theft, do not leave your belongings unattended in the library. Unattended items may be removed from the library by Campus Safety.
  • You may not use your belongings to reserve a seat or study room.
  • Your body or personal belongings must not obstruct pathways or deny others reasonable use of the library.
  • Bicycles, shopping carts or wheeled conveyances in the library are prohibited, with the exception of wheelchairs and baby strollers/carriages transporting a person or child. Wheeled backpacks or book carriers used for the transport of research and reading material are allowed. Skateboards are permitted in the library as long as they are non-operational, out of the aisles, and not a hazard to others.

To prevent the theft of library materials, state law authorizes the detention for a reasonable period of any person using these facilities suspected of committing “library theft” (Penal Code Section 490.5). See Fullerton College Policies and Rules for more on campus policies and the Fullerton College Web Disclaimer for online use policies.

Annual Report

Description 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Students Served 814,867 852,363 709,862 598,386 660,775 656,053
Highest Attendance Day 7,880 8,421 7,347 6,254 7,028 6,649
Questions Asked 57,761 67,075 55,235 51,513 48,889 41,710
Database Searches 1,338,377 1,119,387 2,938,922 5,047,973 6,089,538 8,206,962
Circulation – Books 29,315 27,044 26,496 22,423 21,750 20,322
Circulation – Reserves 103,873 76,882 64,427 53,436 52,459 41,958
Instructor Requested Library Instruction Sessions (LIS) 243 246 224 224 278 289
LIS Student Attendance 6,604 7,180 8,913 6,371 7,871 8,248
Scheduled Research Consultations 70 64 115 147