Reference Librarians are available to help find answers to your questions.
The answer to your reference question may be a short fact, may require an extensive
search or may involve a referral to a source outside the library.
Find Books in Other Libraries
If you cannot find the materials that you are looking for at Harrison Memorial Library,
you can search the catalogs of nearby libraries. Start your search now:
California Libraries Catalog.
Materials not owned by Harrison Library may be borrowed from other libraries.
Interlibrary loan requests are processed at the Library's Reference Desks. There is a $3
fee per request for this service.
Services at the Library
A microfilm reader is located in the reference room. Copies may be made from microfilm
and cost $.20 per page, payable to the reference librarian.
A self-serve photocopy machine is located in the reference room. The cost is $.20 per
page. The machine takes dollar bills and coins and will provide change.
A typewriter is available free of charge for library patrons. The typewriter is located
downstairs. You must provide your own materials.
The ClearView Video Magnifier System is located in the reference room. The machine
magnifies anything placed under it from 2X to 50X times its original size and helps people
with limited vision to magnify print or writing. It can also change foreground and
background colors to assist people in reading or writing. The magnifier is available free
of charge and no reservations are required. If you need assistance using the magnifier,
please see the reference librarian.
For Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities who do not wish to use the stairs can enter the library to
the right of the main entrance. This entrance is accessible via exterior ramps, and there
is a bell outside the door for patrons who need additional assistance. A laptop computer
with Zoomtext is available for patrons who are unable to access the public internet
terminals in the reference room.
We proctor exams on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings only between 5 and 8 PM. Call the
reference librarian for an appointment - (831) 624-7323. No “drop-in” test proctoring is
available. At the time of testing, the student must provide current photo identification.
Students should bring all supplies required during their tests.
We will meet the testing institution’s requirements whenever possible, but reserve the
right to refuse proctoring services if the requirements exceed staff or facility
capabilities. The library will not keep copies of test materials.
Students are responsible for all costs connected with the tests, including costs of
returning the exam to the testing institution (e.g.: fax fees or postage). Students must
provide correctly-sized envelopes and postage for test materials that need to be mailed
back to the educational institution.