Why do I need a library card?
You will need to have a current library card to check out books, DVD's
or CD's. A
library card and password enable you to request materials from the catalog.
How do I get a library card?
Students can go to the circulation desk at any of the RCC libraries. Please bring photo ID and proof of your current mailing
address. You will also need your student ID card, as we put your library card number on the back of it. You choose your password
when applying for your library card.
How do I get a library card password?
If you currently have a library card from RCC, go to the circulation desk at the campus library most convenient
to you to request a password.
How do I check books out?
Once you have located library materials in the catalog and requested
that they be sent to the library most convenient to you, you will
be notified by phone or mail when they arrive. You can also check your Patron Account in the catalog for item status. Go to the circulation
desk of the library holding your materials. Inform them that you
have holds to pick up and give them your library card.
Can I borrow books from Southern Oregon University?
Yes, RCC students enrolled in at least a one credit class have checkout
privileges at SOU. Access the SOU library catalog to place book material
on hold for delivery to Redwood, Riverside, or Table Rock Campus.
Books circulate for a 2 week loan period and may be renewed (if no
holds are pending) in person, by phone or online. Photo ID and proof
of mailing address will be required if using the SOU library in person.
How do I search for magazine articles?
Several article databases are available to you through the RCC Library
homepage. The primary resource is EBSCOhost. This is
a collection of databases grouped by subject. Abstracts are provided
for all articles, and the complete articles are available online
for most of the journals. As an RCC student, you have access to this
database from home as well as on campus. Please follow this
link to access EBSCOhost
. Note: your
username is your on-campus student computer logon. Passwords must be set on campus.
Call (541) 956-7152 for help.
What do I do if I have a reference question?
We have knowledgeable staff to help guide you through the research
process. Assistance is available to you in person at the RCC
libraries located on the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass, the Riverside
Campus in Medford, and the Table Rock Campus in White City. We
will also be happy respond to your questions by phone or e-mail. The
number for the reference desk on the Redwood Campus is (541) 956-7153,
for Riverside Campus (541) 245-7522, and for Table Rock (541) 245-7820. If
you prefer to use e-mail, see Staff Contact information on the RCC
Campus libraries provide a
Reserve Room that contains a collection of textbooks and other materials for student use.
The loan period is
typically two hours, but other time allotments may be designated.
Late returns incur fines. The charge varies with the type of loan.
Be sure to ask when the item is due. You are responsible for the
item until it is returned.
The Reserve Room is open during
Contact the Circulation Desk for
Redwood Campus (541) 956-7152
Riverside Campus (541) 245-7512
Table Rock Campus (541) 245-7820
Can I search the library catalog from home?
Yes, the library catalog lists books, DVD's,
CD's and other materials. The catalog can be accessed from on or off campus. Materials from any of the member
libraries can be requested and delivered
to the library location you select. Follow this link to the Library Catalog.
What if I need an Interlibrary loan?
Interlibrary loan (ILL) enables RCC students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials
that are not available in local libraries. Community library users are not
eligible for this service, but should contact their public library.
How long will it take?
The time it takes to receive requested material generally depends
upon the location of the lending library. Materials borrowed from
Pacific Northwest libraries can be expected within five days to
two weeks. Items from libraries in other parts of the country may
take three or four weeks.
How long may I keep the library's materials?
Generally materials are checked out for two weeks. Renewals are
sometimes possible if requested prior to due date.
How do I submit a request?
First, check the local library catalog. Next, check the SOU library
catalog to see if the material is available there. If the item
is not found, then use First Search for access to WorldCat and
several other databases.
Click Here for Interlibrary Loan