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OneSearch - A Guide to Searching for Library Resources: Home

Learn more about OneSearch, our new library catalog.

New Library Website and Search Interface

Starting with Spring Semester 2020 the library website and the interface used to search for library resources will change.

Library Website Change

The library website will move to the new SBCC website by January 6, 2020. URLs for old library webpages will automatically resolve to the new site, but you may end up on the new home page if you use an old link to a page that’s being retired.

Library Search Interface Change

What you know as the “library catalog” or “books+” will become “OneSearch” by January 6, 2020. This new system is already used by all the California State University libraries and is being adopted by 110 of the California community colleges.

Library Research Guides URL Change

Research guides ("LibGuides") such as this one are moving from the domain to The old links will stop working in mid February 2020.

Contact a Librarian

Live Chat (available during Luria Library open hours):

Email: use our contact form and a librarian will respond by email.

Try OneSearch

Use OneSearch to find print and online books, articles, and other types of sources. Limit your results to the types of sources you want by choosing the appropriate items from the filtering options.



For more search options, go to Advanced Search.

Need help?

For do-it-yourself help, watch the OneSearch introduction video:

New Library Search Interface

Introducing OneSearch

OneSearch allows you to search for books, ebooks, articles, and other library sources all at once.

image of portion of old library homepage labeled 'Old books+ search' next to image of portion of new library homepage labeled 'New OneSearch'

What Isn't Changing

  • The basic way searching works -- you can still find content from some library databases through OneSearch, just as you did through books+.
  • Library database subscriptions -- you can access still access all of the library databases directly.

Using OneSearch