To search for a physical book that's available in the library, enter your search terms/topic and choose one of the following options from the dropdown menu to the left of the search bar:
This will show you a list of books available (as well as magazines, videos, CDs, etc) for your search. If looking for a book, be sure to pay attention to the type of item (book, reference entry, article, etc).
On the left side of the screen, you can limit your results to books available at a specific college, or to items available in the library or online.
Click on the title of the book to see more information – such as the book's status, location, call number (where it can be found in the library), description, table of contents, and subject headings.
If the item is available at the library then write the location and call number down on a slip of paper and look for it on the shelf, or ask a librarian to help you locate it. If the item is at another college, or is checked out then you can request the item by logging in and following these instructions. If you have any questions or issues with any of this then feel free to ask a librarian for help!
|Location in the Catalog||Location in the Library|
|Reserves||Behind the circulation desk|
|Circulating Textbooks||2nd floor of the library, back wall|
|Main Stacks||A - G on the 2nd floor; H - Z on the 3rd floor|
|Reference||2nd floor of the library|
|Juvenile||2nd floor of the library|
|Good Reads||2nd floor of the library|
|New Books||2nd floor of the library|
|Periodicals||2nd floor of the library|
Navigate to the library's OneSearch catalog.
Enter the name of the item you would like to request.
Open the title of the item you would like to request.
Scroll down and click the Sign-in button on the yellow bar in the middle of the screen.
Sign in using your RCCD email and email password. (If you do not know this then information you will have to go through the Forgot Password process. If you still cannot log-in then make sure you have registered your RCCD Single Sign On (SSO) account. Instructions on registering your SSO account)
Once signed in click the Request button. If there is no Request button then the item is unavailable.
Enter your phone number, and any additional information. Click submit.
You will receive an email confirmation when the item has been pulled with details of the pick-up event. Please note that your item is not ready to pickup until you receive this email.