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 West Sacramento Center.
Use the Library!
- Borrow Textbooks
- Check Out Books
- Find Articles for your Papers Online
- Use Yolo County and Sacramento Public Libraries
- Get Individualized Help
- For Faculty
Some textbooks for classes taught at the West Sacramento Center can be borrowed for up to two hours. These books are held at the West Sac Center main office. To check if the Center has a particular textbook, consult the online list. You can also search for it in the library catalog; "SCC-West Sac Center" will be listed under "Location". Let us show you how: watch our video on searching for textbooks. .
Check Out Books
Books, DVDs, and other library materials can be delivered to West Sacramento 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 West Sac Center." The items will arrive in 2-4 days and can be checked out from the main office at the West Sacramento Center. Materials can be returned at the main office or at any Los Rios library. For a demonstration, watch this video:
Most materials can be checked out for three weeks. To renew your books online, go to the "My Record" section of the library catalog.
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 Yolo County and Sacramento Public Libraries
The Arthur C. Turner Community Library branch of the Yolo County Library is located just across the parking lot from the West Sac Center. Make use of its book, periodical, and video collection, study space, research databases, and computers. 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 and proof of current residence (such as a utility bill) to any branch library to get your card. Sacramento Public Library also offers temporary e-cards.
A few key links:
- Turner Community Library Hours & Holidays
- Yolo County Library Online Catalog
- Yolo County Library Databases
- Sacramento Public Library
- Sacramento Public Library Databases
Get Individualized Help
Librarians at the main campus are available by phone, text message, e-mail, or instant messaging. See the options at the library website. Questions are answered Monday-Friday when the library is open.
Please consider having a librarian come to your class for an orientation or assigning our online tutorial. You will see the results in your students' work! For more information, see the faculty services page of the library website to request an orientation. There you will also find information on online orientation options. Also, check out the faculty library orientation video.
If you have an extra copy of a textbook assigned for your class that you would like to have placed on reserve at the West Sac Center, please bring it to Ashu Mishra in the main office.