There are approximately 186 magazine and 6 newspaper subscriptions among the three campus libraries. These include the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Fresno Bee, and the Visalia Times Delta A list of the Library's periodical collection is located on our Library webpage. Also students may look up magazines under their individual titles by using the online catalog which will give them information on current holdings and if the magazine is in hard copy, bound or microfilm form. A selection of popular magazine titles is on display for student browsing. Daily editions of the newspapers are also displayed. Approximately 2 months back issues of newspapers are retained.
Loan Period and Late Fees
Periodicals in hardcopy, microfilm, or bound form circulate for 2 hours and are for in-Library use only. Overdue items are assessed a fee of $0.50 per hour.
Searching for Articles
All the computers in the libraries, excluding the dedicated online library catalog stations, can be used to search for and print full-text articles. Many databases allow you to email articles directly from the database. These databases can be accessed on campus or off-campus. Visit our Academic Electronic Databases page for a list of available databases. Additionally, we own the hard copy version of the cumulative index: Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. Students can check the COS Library online catalog for magazines titles owned. Information in the catalog includes magazine holdings and format. Reference librarians and library staff are happy to assist you in your search for research materials.
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