Book a Session with a Librarian
Get one-on-one help finding articles and books for your paper and going over citation formats and other research-related questions. You can make a 30-minute appointment. (Note: this service is only for students taking classes at the Davis Center.) In addition, the off-campus librarian, Jeff Karlsen, visits the Davis Center most Wednesdays from approximately 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
Use the Library!
- Check Out Books
- Borrow Textbooks (Course Reserves)
- Find Articles for your Papers Online
- Use UC Davis, Yolo County and Sacramento Public Libraries
- For Faculty
Check Out Books
Books, DVDs, and other library materials can be delivered to the Davis Center from any Los Rios library. When you find the item you want in the library catalog, click the Request button. You will be prompted to fill out a form; under "Pickup Location," choose "SCC Davis Center." The items will arrive at the Center in 1-4 days. For a demonstration, watch this video:
Pick up your materials at the Davis Center Learning Resource Center (Room 215). Bring your Student Access Card (ID card). If you don't have your Student Access card, get it in the Davis Center LRC.
Most materials can be checked out for three weeks. To renew your books online, go to the "My Record" section of the online catalog.
Borrow Textbooks (Course Reserves)
Some textbooks for classes taught at the Davis Center can be borrowed for up to two hours. These books are held at the Davis Center Learning Resource Center (Room 215). To check if the Center has a particular textbook, look for it in the online library catalog (LOIS); "SCC Davis Center" will be listed under "Location". Let us show you how: watch our video on searching for textbooks.
Find Articles for your Papers Online
All subscription databases and e-books can be accessed directly from outreach center computer labs. Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access these resources from off campus; you will be prompted to enter your Los Rios ID and password.
Use UC Davis, Yolo County and Sacramento Public Libraries
SCC students are eligible for limited borrowing privileges from the UC Davis library. For a fee of $12.50 per quarter, students may check out up to five books at a time. To obtain borrowing privileges, bring your Student Access card, proof of current enrollment, and proof of California residence (e.g. California Driver's License or utility bill) to the Circulation Desk of Shields Library.
UC Davis databases and e-journals can be used from computers located inside a UC Davis library. SCC students are not eligible to access these resources from off campus.
Get a Yolo County and/or Sacramento Public Library card to expand your selection of books and access additional full-text databases. Bring valid California photo ID to any branch library to get your card. Sacramento Public Library also offers temporary e-cards.
Fall-Spring semester only: Please consider having a librarian come to your class for an orientation or availing yourself of one of our online options. You will see the results in your students' work! For more information, see the faculty services page of the library website. Also have a look at the West Sac/Davis faculty orientation video.
The search box at the top of this page and accompanying script are adapted from the St. Edward's University Library.