The Cosumnes River College Library is a support service promoting college success and life-long learning. The library gives students access to a world of information. Library staff is here to help; please ask if you need assistance with finding or using library material.
Your Student Access Card is your library card. When using it, you agree to abide by Cosumnes River College's Library Borrowing Policy. You are responsible for any library items that are borrowed on your card. Library loans may also be initiated by requesting materials via OneSearch using your single sign-on. You are responsible for any library materials borrowed from a OneSearch request.
Students who are enrolled in a class at a Los Rios College during the current semester are able to borrow materials from the CRC Library. Faculty and staff who are currently employed also have borrowing privileges. Emeriti, alumni, and community members may establish a Friends of the Library account for borrowing privileges.
Visit the Library FAQs for current information on library hours and services.
Borrowing limits are how many library items you can check out at a time. You may check out the following number of each type of library material:
|Circulating Books and Media||12|
|2 Hour Reserve Items||2|
|10 Day Reserve Items||2|
|1 Semester Reserve Items||2|
Loan periods indicate how long you can borrow a library item. Loan periods range from two hours to three weeks depending on the item. All library materials are due back by the last day of the semester.
|Circulating Books and Media||3 weeks|
|Periodicals (newspapers, magazines, etc.)||Use in Library Only (may vary by college)|
|Reference Materials||Use in Library Only|
|Reserve Materials||Varies (2 hours, 10 days, or 1 semester)|
Note: If you do not know when your library item is due, you can check online at My Library Account.
You may find you need to use an item a little longer. Here’s how library materials may be renewed.
|Circulating Books and Media||Circulating books and media are renewable as long as they have not been requested by another patron. Renewals happen automatically unless there is a pending request for another person to borrow the material or unless your library account has overdue loans. All library materials are due by the last day of the semester.|
|Reserve Items||Some Reserve materials may be renewed.|
If another user requests an item you have borrowed, renewals will not be allowed and the item must be returned by the due date specified. View your My Library Account or contact the library for help with renewing materials.
All items should be returned on or before the due date, and all items will be due by or before the end of the current semester. Circulating items may be returned to any campus library but reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.
You can return books in the curbside dropboxes on campus.
The Library encourages students to be mindful of due dates and times and return loans when they are due. If you do not know when your library item is due, you can check online at My Library Account.
The Library does not charge overdue fines; however library services are restricted when a patron has overdue materials. Patrons with overdue materials will be unable to borrow new library materials until the overdue loan is resolved.
If an overdue loan is lost, stolen, or never returned the loaned item will be marked “lost” and the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the loaned material. Replacement cost charges may be removed if the item is returned to the library.
See our frequently asked questions for current instructions for paying library fines or fees.
Appealing Library Fees
The CRC Library makes every effort to regulate fees according to well-defined standards. Each library patron is responsible for their account and any items checked out on that account. You have the right to appeal library charges if you feel fines or fees have been inappropriately applied to your account or if mitigating circumstances affected your ability to return items on time. Appeals must be made within 30 days after the billing date.
If you want to appeal a fee, first contact the Library Circulation desk at (916) 691-7266 to discuss your situation.
If you cannot resolve the issue with a library staff member and wish to carry the appeal further, please complete and submit the Library Fine/Fee Appeal Form, attaching any necessary supporting documents. Your appeal will be carefully reviewed and investigated by a Library Fines Appeal Committee. This review process may take time. You will be notified of the Committee's decision via mail and/or your Los Rios gmail account.
The Reserves collection consists primarily of textbooks and required class readings. The Library does not have copies of every textbook. Reserve materials have a shorter loan period so that more students have access to use them.
Use the Textbook Search to find reserve materials by your instructor's last name (e.g. SMITH), by course title (e.g. ENGWR 300), or textbook title. View our FAQs for information on requesting and borrowing reserve materials. Please note that some 2-hour reserve materials may be designated for in-library use only.
Remember to return your reserve items when they are due so that other students can benefit from these materials.
Request library items by placing a hold through OneSearch and pick up the item via a library locker. You may also request an item that is already checked out by another person or is owned by another Los Rios Library.
Some Reserve materials may be requested; however, Reserve items owned by other Los Rios Libraries must be borrowed from the owning library.
If you want an item not owned by the CRC library or by any of our sister colleges, you may request a free interlibrary loan. You must be a currently enrolled student or active employee to use this service.
As with any library materials, you are responsible for any overdue fines, cost of damage, or loss of borrowed materials.
If you are not a currently enrolled Los Rios student, faculty, staff, you may apply for a Friends of the Cosumnes River College Library account, which includes borrowing privileges at CRC. Fill out the Friends of the Cosumnes River College Library application form.
If your card is lost or stolen, report this immediately to library staff. You are responsible for all library items checked out on your card and any fines and fees that those items may accrue. Do not lend your card to anyone.
The Library will deliver pick up requests for books, videos, and other library materials through no-contact pickup lockers. The following outlines the borrowing process for locker pickups.
- The lockers are available Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm and Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. The lockers will be locked up at all other times.
- The lockers are located in the Business and Social Science (BS) building near the Disabled Support Programs and Services office in room BS-104.
- Items delivered through a locker will be checked out to the borrower through the library system before delivery to the locker.
- When library items are ready for pickup, instructions will be sent from the locker system to the borrower’s email.
- The borrower may view the checkout term and due date through their My Account login.
- The borrower may cancel the request anytime, even if they have received a pickup notification.
- Borrowers have five days after they have received a pickup notification to pick up their library items from the locker.
- If the borrower does not pick up the item from the locker during the allotted time, the item will be removed from the locker. The loan will be removed from the borrower’s library record and the item will become available to other patrons.
All other borrowing policies and terms apply to items delivered through the no-contact pickup lockers.
Find out more about the library pickup lockers in our FAQ: Where are the library lockers and how do I use them?