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Library FAQs

How do I print in the Library?

SCC's printing system is called PaperCut, and as an SCC student you will access PaperCut with your Los Rios credentials. Your PaperCut account will work at any Los Rios college. Log in to PaperCut (website accessible from the Los Rios network only) with your Los Rios wID number and password to add money with a credit card. You can add cash to your PaperCut account using the paystation located on the Library's 2nd floor. You can send a print job wirelessly from your laptop or from a library computer.

For details about printing, see How do I print and pay for printing in the Library?

Can I attend Zoom class in the Library?

The Library does not offer individual rooms where you can attend Zoom classes, however, you are welcome to find a quiet spot at a table on the Library 2nd floor to attend a Zoom session. If you do not have headphones, ask a librarian at the Library Research Help Desk for a pair of earbuds (we have earbuds with microphones to give away). Please make an effort to keep noise levels down as a courtesy to students studying around you.

How do I borrow books and other library materials (even when the Library is closed)?

During fall, spring, and summer semesters while classes are in session, the Library lends out books, textbooks, Chromebooks, and calculators to Los Rios students. Locker pick-up is available (including after-hours). 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.

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.

Tutorials

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

Contact

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

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West Sacramento Center Library Services

Hours

Monday to Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Library Daily Hours

Location

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