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Welcome Faculty to the CRC Library! The Library collaborates with faculty to support the research and information needs of programs and disciplines. We offer a variety of services to support our faculty.

We also offer borrowing and resources for all CRC employees.

Library Collection

The CRC Library has more than 60,000 books, DVDs, musical scores, and more than 80 print magazine subscriptions. The CRC Library also provides access to more than 50 subscription-based online research databases, which contain electronic versions of research reports; journal, magazine, and newspaper articles; books; and dictionary and encyclopedia entries. To find the research materials, search the library's discovery service: OneSearch.

Checking Out Library Materials

A library account is created for faculty and staff when they are hired, and faculty may borrow materials from the library and access library databases. Visit the library in person to browse our collection or search on OneSearch and request materials to borrow. See the Library Borrowing Policy for full details about borrowing materials from the library.

Faculty Library Accounts

Faculty may log into their library account to view a list of items on loan and to view due dates. Faculty are responsible for the materials checked out under their account. Items that are lost, damaged, or never returned to the library will be marked as lost in the library system, and the faculty will be charged the replacement cost for the item. The library does not permit proxy borrowing. For example, a student assistant may not borrow materials under a faculty member’s name. Instead, faculty are encouraged to request materials for delivery to a library pickup locker.

Extended Loan Period for Faculty

We understand that faculty conducting research or working on long-term projects may need to borrow material for an extended period. Full-semester check-out periods are approved on a case-by-case basis. Consult a librarian to arrange extended check-out of material. Items on extended loan may not exceed a one-semester check-out.

Resignation and Retirement

The return of all library material is required upon resignation or retirement. Supervisors are asked to consult with library staff before signing off on Part II of the LRCCD Resignation / Retirement form (P104). Those who fail to return checked-out items upon resignation or retirement will be billed the replacement cost for the items and a charge will be applied in PeopleSoft.