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Computer and Network Technology at Mat-Su College

A guide for Mat-Su College Computer and Network Technology courses created in lieu of a paper handout.

Why bother with books?

Many technical books are still published. Here are just a few from the last couple of years that our library owns:

  • The Basics of Web Hacking (2013)
  • Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices (2015)
  • Simple Steps to Data Encryption (2013)
  • CompTIA Security+ Rapid Review (2012)
  • Collaboration with Cloud Computing (2014)

And this is just a small subset of our print books. Many new technical books are available through the library as eBooks (see the eBooks tab in this guide for more info).

How to find books here at Mat-Su College and other local libraries

To search what we have in this library, and what is in other local libraries, search the library catalog. The library catalog is a database of all the items in local libraries. The Just Mat-Su search box on the library website searches this database.

Screenshot of Just Mat-Su search box on library homepage

To learn more about searching the library catalog, including how to request materials from other local libraries, you should take this interactive guide to the library catalog.

Getting the book you want when Mat-Su College library doesn't have it

What should you do when the item you want isn't in the library catalog? Don't fret -- you can still get it!

Just click the "Interlibrary Loan" link on the library website, as seen in the screenshot below.

Screenshot showing location of Interlibrary Loan link on library page

Then fill out the Interlibrary Loan form with your name, library card number, and information about the item you want. The item will be obtained from whatever library has it. This is a free and relatively fast service.