Monday, February 13, 2017

4 Day Holiday Weekend

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 17th for Lincoln's Day and on Monday, Feburary 20th for Washington's Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GWC Library Book Talk: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

GWC Library Book Talk
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Wednesday, 3/22/17

GWC Learning Resources Center Building, LRC 250 (2nd floor).
Join us for a book discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen lead by GWC Library Faculty.
“A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today.” – From publisher.
GWC Learning Resources Center Building, LRC 250 (2nd floor).
Light refreshments will be served.
Pick up a free copy of the novel at the GWC Library Reference Desk while supplies last.
Sponsored by the Golden West College Foundation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Extended Library Hours for Fall 2016 Finals Week!

Golden West College LibraryFall 2016


We’re open later. Come study with us!

Monday, December 12 – 8am-9:45pm
Tuesday, December 13 - 8am-9:45pm
Wednesday, December 14 – 8am-9:45pm
Thursday, December 15 – 8am-9:45pm
Friday, December 16 – 8am-3pm

2nd & 3rd floors of Learning Resources Center (LRC) Building

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
GWC Library will be closed on November 24th and 25th.
eBooks, documentary videos, journals, and other periodicals are available 24/7 to GWC students, staff, and faculty at

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Library closing early 11/2/16

The Library will be closing earlier today, Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at 5pm . We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

Monday, September 12, 2016

New website, some links down

We just updated our campus website and some of the links on the library page are down. If you're having any difficulty, please call us or come by the the reference desk in the library!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

See you in the Fall!

A reminder that today is the last day the Library will be open during the Summer semester. The Library will close at 8pm tonight and will reopen the first day of Fall semester 2016.

If you need assistance while the library is closed, please call (714) 895-8741 ext 58741.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off Campus Library Database Access 24/7

GWC students can access the library databases (articles, ebooks, films) 24/7 anywhere you have access to the internet. If you are off campus and trying to access the library databases, enter your student id without the letter C and with a dash in the middle of the numbers. For example C12345678 would instead be entered as 1234-5678.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Golden West College Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Peace Conference Peace. Sustainability. Justice. “Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”




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Golden West College Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their Annual Peace Conference
Peace. Sustainability. Justice.
“Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”

COSTA MESA, CA – As a nation, we have long witnessed the increase of terror abroad and at home. With an exponential increase of school shootings that have occurred over the years, there couldn’t be a more fitting time to celebrate ten years of peace in the Coast Community College District. On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, the District will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Golden West College Peace Conference.

This year’s theme “Regenerative Peace: Sustaining Our Work, Communities, Environment and Selves in Service”, will set the stage for a day filled with inquiry, discussion and reflection about how everyday people can redefine the current narrative of global challenges that exist within our world today, and recognize their role in shaping our world for a better tomorrow.

“The purpose of this conference is to provide a unique forum for building a culture of peace through intellectual and experiential workshops and dialogues, building bridges and creating communities that are just compassionate and sustainable,” said Peace Studies Program Coordinator, Fran Faraz.

The impactful conference intends to draw crowds of researchers, educators, artists, advocates, and students who share a vision to be deeper stewards of technology, economics, education, art and social media in a way that inspires communities to thrive on the power of knowledge and service. Simply, the conference seeks to encourage people to be the change they wish to see.

Admission is free to Coast Community College District students. Advance tickets are $25 for the General Public, $40 at the door. The registration fee covers vegan breakfast, vegan lunch, conference materials and gifts. Free parking is available in GWC Parking Lots B & C. The event has been promoted as a zero waste event. For complete details, updates and to register, please visit: For questions, please contact Fran Faraz:

The Coast Community College District is headquartered in Costa Mesa and is the ninth largest district in the countryThe Districts three colleges—Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa— serve over 60,000 students annually, providing traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training, basic skills, English as a Second Language and other community programs.