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Thank you for choosing to visit John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library at Capitol College. The Library is here to serve your academic and scholastic needs. We hope this visit answers your questions and provides you with helpful information.  

Director, Library Services and Information Literacy
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About the John G. & Beverly A. Puente Library

The John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library has a collection of more than 10,000 books, audio/video selections and periodicals that support the curriculum. Networked study areas allow you to use laptop computers and other electronic study aids. The library is Wi-Fi ready. Additionally, each workstation has software that supports classes, access to the internet, the Library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) , and our Virtual Library which includes ACM DL, LexisNexis, Sage Publications, Academic Search Premier, ABI/Inform and more.
Connect to the Virtual Library for access to all of the online databases available to you.
The multimedia classroom, William G. McGowan Center for Innovative Teaching, has a local area network that connects 15 student computer workstations to all library electronic resources. Each station is configured for multimedia presentations and training programs.
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am to Midnight
Friday-Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Summer Hours
Check back for Summer 2014 Hours when posted.

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Library Users
Library Registration Form (.doc, 47K)
Library registration form
Proctoring (.docx, 22K)
Proctoring Procedure of Puente Library
Employment Application Form (.PDF, 3160K)
Employment application form
Electronic and Audio Visual Equipment Request Form (.doc, 32K)
The electronic and audio visual equipment request form
Faculty Course Reserves Request (.doc, 23K)
Faculty course reserves request form
Turn It In Instructions (.docx, 416K)
Includes both documented instructions for professors and their students to utilize
Library Orientation.doc (.doc, 58K)
A quick and easy orientation guide to learn briefly about library services.
Acquisitions 2013
New Acquisitions: Winter/Spring '13-'14 (.docx, 22K)
Nearly 100 new book & film titles have been added to the library's collection this winter and spring, also check out highlighted new titles under leisure reading.
October’s New Acquisitions (2013) (.docx, 67K)
October’s New Acquisitions
September’s New Acquisitions (2013) (.docx, 69K)
September’s New Acquisitions
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