About the Library - Gavilan College Library

Mission Statement

Gavilan College Library provides a safe, respectful and welcoming environment in which the educational community and its work are supported via the delivery of traditional and emerging academic research tools and methods, and where students are encouraged to explore, discover, investigate and develop research skills for personal, professional and life-long learning.

Gavilan College Library affirms the principles and details of the the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics including a commitment to patron privacy.

Library Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will use information technology tools to locate, retrieve, organize, and present information.
  • Students will increase their ability to state a research question, problem or issue.
  • Students will determine information requirements for the research question, problem or issue.
  • Students will use the library’s reserve course materials to assist them in their course work.


The Gavilan Library is committed to providing a pleasant, safe library environment and quality service. Please note the following expectations while you're in the library:

  • All library patrons are expected to behave politely and respectfully towards other patrons and toward library employees.
  • Please refrain from soliciting, selling or requesting signatures on petitions inside the library.
  • Please obtain permission from library staff before posting or distributing flyers and materials in the library.
  • Food & Drink: Please only bring beverages in closed or covered containers and snack food items to the library.
  • Brief low volume cell phone conversations are permitted, except at the computers. Please take longer conversations outside the library.


NOTE: Due to staffing issues Fall 2022 library hours are sadly reduced. We are working on it.

2023 Summer Session (6/12-8/4)

Mon-Thu  10am-2pm
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

June 19 - Juneteenth Day
July 4 - Independence Day

2022 Fall Semester (8/22-12/10)

Library Hours:
M 9am-8pm
T-Th 9am-2pm
Fri 9am-12pm

Online Library Hours:
Mon-Thu  9am-8pm
Fri         9am-12pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Wed 11/23/2021 9am-6pm

Finals Week (12/5-12/9)
Gilroy Campus: M 9am-8pm, Tue & Wed 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-2pm, Fri 9am-12pm

September 5 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Break

2023 Winter Intersession (1/3-1/26)


Jan 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2023 Spring Semester (1/30-5/26)

Library Hours (In Person & Online) (1/30-3/17):
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
Closed Saturday and Sundays 

Library Hours (In Person & Online) (3/18-5/26)
Mon-Thu 9am-8pm
Fri 9am-12pm
Closed Saturday and Sundays

February 17 & 20 - President's Day
April 3-7 - Spring Institutional Break



Aleah Kropholler
Head Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4809
email: akropholler@gavilan.edu

Dana Young
Instruction/Technology Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4806
email: dyoung@gavilan.edu

Tara Myers
Library Systems Technician
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: tmyers@gavilan.edu

Raquel Rodriguez
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: rrodriguez@gavilan.edu

Maria Vega
Phone: 408-848-4810
email: mvega@gavilan.edu

Meg Omainsky
Part-Time Reference Librarian
phone: 408-848-4806
email: momainsky@gavilan.edu

Sandra Mendoza
Part-Time Reference Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4806
email: smendoza@gavilan.edu

JoAnne Howell
Part-Time Reference Librarian
Phone: 408-848-4806
email: jhowell@gavilan.edu