- Who can check out books?
Current students, faculty and staff can check out books. More info
- How many books can I check out at once?
Students may have up to seven (7) items checked out at any one time, of which two (2) items may be from the Reserve collection.
- How do I renew books?
Students and staff may renew regular circulating books at the Circulation desk or online through the library catalog. Books may be renewed once online, provided there are no holds. Additional renewals may be made at the Circulation desk at the discretion of library staff. Reserves cannot be renewed.
- How do I get a library card?
Your Student Access Card is your library card. You can obtain this card at the first floor service desk (Instructional Media), or at the West Sacramento or Davis Center. You must be a currently registered student and have photo ID with you when you request the card.
- How do I pay library fines?
Students can come to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of LRC to pay their library fines. Only cash and checks are accepted. Students can also mail a check to the library. You cannot pay your library fine online. For more information about library fines, please read the Access Services Policy.
- Is the library open on weekends?
The library is open on Saturday from 9:00 - 3:00 and closed on Sunday.
- How can I learn to use the library?
The library offers several face-to-face workshops throughout the semester to help students learn how to locate materials in the library, search the online databases, and effectively do research on the Internet. It also provides a self-paced, online orientation known as PILOT.
- Does the library have Internet access for students?
Yes. Students log in to the computers using their ID number and password.
- Is a wireless connection available in the library?
Yes, there is wifi access on all floors in the LRC. Look for a network called "LRCCD" or "SCC_hotspot".
- What databases does the library provide?
The library subscribes to approximately 50 general and subject-specific databases.
- How can I access the databases from home?
You can access all of the databases from home with your "w" login number and unified password. To be sure to get the correct login prompt, always begin with this library website rather than searching the Web for the database.
- Where can I find my textbooks in the library?
Many, but not all, current textbooks are on Reserve at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of LRC. Use our reserves lookup tool to find the call number of the textbook and then go to the Circulation Desk to get your book. This is also the way to find items on electronic reserve (ereserve).
- Are there rooms for group study in the library?
Yes, there are four study rooms on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center for student use. They can seat 4-5 people comfortably. They are equipped with table, chairs and a whiteboard. Dry-erase markers are available at the Reference desk. Groups can sign up at the Reference desk to use the rooms for up to two hours per day.
- Can I print in the library?
Yes, you can print from the library computers. It costs 10 cents per page. You cannot print from your laptop computers to the library printers.
- How do I get a job in the library?
Students interested in working at the library should contact Yolanda Escobar (916-558-2467) to apply. Most student workers are part of the Work-Study program, but there are also a few general positions available. Because positions fill rapidly, students should apply before the beginning of the semester.