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Black Panther crouching
Imagine that the Black Panther is in Sacramento. What do you think he would be doing?

Submit a one-page story or one-page illustrated comic page to the LRC Research Help Desk (2nd floor) on the main campus, the Front Desk at the West Sac Center, or Room 215 at the Davis Center by Wednesday, November 21 and you might be the winner of a fabulous prize!

Here are the rules:

  • Contest is open to all currently enrolled students of Sacramento City College.
  • Students must enter either a one-page story or a one-page illustrated comic book page imagining what Black Panther would do if he were in Sacramento. Entries longer than one page or larger than 8½” x 11” will be disqualified.
  • Students must include their name, W# and an email address, neatly written on the back of the entry. Any entry showing the author’s information on the front of the entry will be disqualified.
  • All entries must be turned in to the SCC Research Help Desk (LRC, 2nd floor) by closing on Wednesday, November 21. Entries can also be turned in to the Front Desk at the West Sac Center and Room 215 at the Davis Center.

All entries will be on display on the 2nd floor of the LRC from November 27 to December 19. Voting will begin on November 28 and will end on December 7. Winning entries will be posted on the 2nd floor of the LRC on December 10.

Questions? Contact Librarian Judy Howe at

The Library’s six study rooms get a lot of traffic, and until now you’ve needed to come to the Research Help Desk to check on availability and reserve the room. Not anymore.

Now you can make your reservation online, from any computer or smartphone.
Study room signup interface

When you make a reservation, an email confirmation will be sent to your Los Rios Gmail account, and you’ll even get a reminder a couple hours before the reservation. You can easily delete or reschedule your appointments, too.

You can always find a link to the schedule at the Group Study Rooms page on the Library website.

The Library now has laptops available for 4-hour checkout! If you need to use a computer, but want to achieve a Zen-like focus on the silent-study 3rd floor, or simulate the Starbucks vibe in the comfy seating area, these are for you.

Just see how they improve the experience of a study room:
Students studying in a study room
Students studying in a study room (same as previous picture) with a laptop on the table

See how much happier the students in the second picture are?

Laptops can be borrowed for up to four hours at a time and can be used anywhere in the LRC. For more details, ask at the circulation desk.

Would you like to watch the first presidential debate collectively with your SCC community?

Watch the first 2016 presidential debate - screenshot of Youtube page

The SCC Library will provide a space for watching the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26, in the library instruction classroom behind the Research Help Desk, located on the 2nd floor of the Learning Resource Center.

The debate begins at 6:00 pm. A live stream of the debate will be shown using the classroom’s projector.

Students staff, faculty and administrators are all warmly invited.

Dog and cat in a blanket
Please help the Learning Resource Center collect pet supplies (big or small) for homeless pets at our local Front Street Animal Shelter. Donation boxes are located in the LRC 1st and 2nd floor lobbies now through December 16.

The shelter greatly appreciates the following items:

  • Dry and canned cat and/or dog food
  • Cat litter
  • Collars and leashes
  • Medications
  • Cat & dog beds
  • Blankets & towels
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Newspapers

Thank you for your generosity!

Good news for busy students: the LRC will be open until 9:30 pm Monday – Thursday during the Fall 2015 semester.

Married couple jumping in air at Great Wall of China

Photo by Flickr user Ken Douglas,

For more info on open hours and holiday closures, see our Hours page.


Classes start Saturday! The library will be open its regular Saturday hours, 9 am – 3 pm. A few things to remember:

  • If you are looking for your textbook, the best way to see if we’ve got it is to fill out our online form. If we have a copy, it is most likely on 2-hour reserve. You need to grab the call number and bring it to the Circulation Desk. Ask a librarian if you need help.
  • You must have a Student Access (ID) Card in order to check out books. Don’t have one yet? On Saturday the 17th you can get one from 7 – 2:30 on the first floor of the LRC. You can also do it earlier in the week at City Café. For the full schedule, see the calendar (PDF file). To get your Access card and be eligible to check out books, you must be in at least one class (not just on a waiting list).
  • Be patient. Things can be very hectic early in the semester. We are really doing our best to help you get started with the semester, but sometimes there are delays, so try to keep a cool head!

Robin perched on bare branch

The LRC will close for Summer Recess at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21. It will reopen on Monday, June 9.

Library hours for Summer Session, June 9 – August 6, will be as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: closed

If you need to pay fines during Summer Recess or on a Friday, please ring the front doorbell of the LRC, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (closed Monday, May 26 and Friday, July 4).

The LRC will be closed for the second Summer Recess, August 7 – 23.

The LRC will be open according to its regular schedule through Saturday, April 12.

Spring Break hours are as follows:

  • Monday, April 14 – Thursday, April 17: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday,  April 18 – Saturday, April 19: closed.

On Monday, April 21, we will resume normal hours.