The LRC offers two adaptive work stations equipped with Kurzweil, Jaws and Dragon Naturally Speaking software. The second floor also has a magnifier to assist vision-impaired patrons.
There are computers on the first and second floor of the LRC for use by patrons and by members of the community. The computers on the second floor are provided primarily for the research needs of SCC students. They can be used to search the library catalog and electronic databases or to access the Internet. Fee-based printing is available.
The library subscribes to several electronic research databases (much in full-text) from a variety of sources. Students can access these databases from any computer with Internet access with their student ID number and password.
Students can access some of their course readings through the LOIS library catalog using their student ID and password. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view items in PDF format. We cannot provide everything electronically, so you will need to check the catalog for your course to see what is available online. To check for electronic resources, look in LOIS for your course either by course name or instructor name. If any of items show the phrase "Click on Title for Electronic Copy" then click on the title. You will be asked for your student ID number and password before the document opens. For more information, refer to the FAQs.
The Instructional Media and Academic Computing Department provides access to non-print library resources, audio-visual equipment, two computer labs, and an electronic classroom. Students must have a current Student Access Card to check out media materials. Computer labs are available for academic purposes to currently enrolled students. Instructional Media Resources include DVDs and videos (over 6,000 programs on a variety of subjects), 10 viewing stations, and a small group viewing room. Academic Computing Resources include a lab in LRC 144 which provides access to 40 PC stations (including two Adaptive Computer Station) and a second lab B-152 which contains 64 PC stations (including one Adaptive Computer, and two Express Stations). All of the computers offer Internet access and the MS Office Suite and are available to currently enrolled SCC students only.
Students may request that any circulating item available at one of the other Los Rios campus libraries be sent to SCC. The student may then check out that item for the normal circulating period, usually 3 weeks.
For books that are not available in the Los Rios Community College District, the library staff must place an interlibrary loan request with another library. The originating library determines the shipping and handling charges as well as the loan period. Please contact the Circulation Desk (558-2301) with as much identifying information as possible (ILL form) when you place your request. Interlibrary loan forms are also available on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center at the Circulation Desk.
Library Catalog (LOIS): Students can access the catalog from campus or remotely. They can request books from other Los Rios libraries, place holds on books currently checked out (except for Reserve books), and renew the books they have checked out (one time only online).
Printing at SCC is available from all computer stations on a pay-per-print basis. Students can use their student ID card as a print card. A separate print card may also be purchased on the first and second floor of LRC.
The reference desk is located on the second floor of the LRC. It is staffed with librarians who can offer assistance in locating specific information or with any step of the research process.
The Reserve collection is located behind the Circulation desk on the second floor. The materials in this collection (textbooks, supplementary readings and other materials made available by the instructor) can be checked out for a limited time - 2 hours Lib Use Only, 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week.
Sacramento City College was established in 1916. The college's rich history is preserved in the Special Collections Room on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resource Center.
The collections consist of The Express (school newspaper) 1922-present, The Pioneer (yearbook) 1923-1980, college catalogues 1922-present. Photographs, oral history tapes and news clippings that reflect events and trends that shaped Sacramento City College are also available for use in the Special Collections Room.
To research in the Special Collections please call (916) 558-2532 for an appointment.