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Spring 2022 Library FAQs

In response to COVID-19 case numbers in our region, SCC has temporarily moved most in-person classes, labs, and services online.

The Library building is closed until further notice. Online services and book pick-up are available.

For information on book pick-up, see How do I pick up books from SCC's library lockers?

Beginning February 22, the SCC Library will be open (to Los Rios students who meet SCC's vaccination requirements). As of February 22, Library hours will be Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Library services will include computers, printers, research help, and book checkout / pickup.

See also Library Daily Hours.

See also Reopening Sacramento City College for current information on other college services.

Library Support for Faculty during COVID-19

Can I borrow books and other library materials while the campus is closed?

Yes, the library is lending out materials, including textbooks on reserve. For details, see the following pages:

How do I find my textbook for class?

Textbooks are available for checkout from the Library; most can be borrowed for 2 hours, and some are available for 5-day checkout.

How can I find information for my research paper or other assignments and projects?

The LRCCD Libraries offer many resources online, including journals, magazines, newspapers, ebooks, streaming video, and other sources. To find reliable sources for your research, visit SCC Library's main search tool, OneSearch to search across all library databases. Also, you can easily access individual Los Rios Research Databases. Library resources are available from anywhere you have an Internet connection, on any device.

What do I do if I need help with my research?

In-Person Reference

A librarian is available for in-person research help at the 2nd floor Research Help Desk during Library open hours, Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Chat Reference

The LRCCD Libraries offer 24/7 chat reference. Outside our business hours, this service is staffed by an international team of professional librarians. You can chat with a librarian for guided help, and they can connect you with online resources that meet your needs. If you need in-depth research help, please request a research appointment and a librarian can set up a virtual call through Zoom to work with you further.

Research Guides

Online research guides will help you get started on your next assignment. Browse the guides by subject, course, or instructor to find recommended research strategies, books, databases, websites, and more.


For a structured approach to starting your research, you can take PILOT, our self-paced, Canvas-based library research tutorials. PILOT topics include:

  • What is Research?
  • Getting Started with Research
  • OneSearch Basics
  • Evaluating & Selecting Sources
  • Avoiding Plagiarism & Citing Sources
  • MLA Style for Community College Researchers
  • APA Style for Community College Researchers

Where do I find help with a computer / technology / internet issue?

For help with computer issues or needs, contact the Student Tech Support Desk. For a list of resources for students including options for internet, visit Technology for Remote Classes.

More Questions?

Please contact us. The Library is here to support you.

Phone Us

  • Renewing a book or questions about library fines: call the Circulation Department at (916) 558-2301
  • All other questions: call Research Help at (916) 558-2461

Email Us


  • General Info: (916) 558-2461
  • Circulation Desk: (916) 558-2301

Davis Center Library Services

West Sacramento Center Library Services


The Library building is closed until further notice. Online services are available, including book pick-up: Spring 2022 Library FAQs.

Library Daily Hours


Learning Resource Center, 2nd and 3rd Floors
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822