Welcome to the Library!
Your student id card is your library card. You will need it to check out books, media materials, and earphones. You can get a student id at Photo ID as you walk in the library -- the door on the left. See Current Photo ID Hours. 24 hours after you have registered for classes and paid your fees you are eligible to obtain a Photo ID. You will need to bring a picture ID with you (Driver's License, state ID card, passport, etc.) to get a Citrus Photo ID. It just takes a few minutes.
You can familiarize yourself with our building by looking at our library layout, or continue on with the entire Virtual Library Tour. Group Study Rooms are available on the first floor for groups of two or more students on an as available basis.
Computers are available on the ground floor in the Reference area and on the second floor in the Audiovisual area. There is a wireless network available in the Library, as well if you have a laptop with wireless. Students currently enrolled in courses must use their network login to use campus computers, including wireless. If you don't know your network login, see the Outlook Live Accounts LibGuide for more information.
To find textbooks for a class, search the Library Catalog by keyword, title or author, or search in Course Reserves by course or by teacher.
Ask for the textbook at the RESERVE DESK, which is part of the CIRCULATION DESK, on the left as you come in the main entrance of the Library. Click here for Reserve Book Policy.
The Library does not have textbooks to purchase. Those are available at the Owl Bookstore, across the Quad from the Library.
To find books, look in our Library Catalog, the books themselves are on the second floor of the Library. Most books check out for two weeks, after which they can be renewed online. To renew a book, click on Renew Your Books, in the left hand column of the main Library web page.
If a search of the catalog shows that a book is checked out or if no record for a book is found, clicking on the Nearby Libraries link will enable you to search local library catalogs.
You can also search the catalog for AudioVisual materials, also located on the second floor, at the Audiovisual Desk. Some can be checked out for off-campus use, others can be played in the AV Listening Rooms.
To find articles, search in one or more of the databases listed in the Databases pages. If you are off campus, you will be prompted for a login and password. You can download the current logins and passwords for Databases from the Off-Campus Access page, which links to the Database List with passwords. You will need your student ID to access the Database List.
Need more? Library Research Tips
More questions? Call us at (626) 914-8640 (Circulation) or (626) 914-8644 (Reference Desk), or send an email to email@example.com
Remember to bring with you:
- Paper and pen or pencil
- Change to make copies or to print from the library computers in the Copy Room. Although students can print for free in the campus computer labs (up to 200 pages per semester), printing and photocopying in the library are not free (10 cents per sheet). Color printing and color photocopies are available for 25 cents per page.
- Your Network Login (Username: first part of Citrus email address and Password: CcWingSpanPIN (capital C, lowercase c and first 6 digits of your PIN).
- USB compatible flash drive for saving your work or downloading articles. Warning: Library virtual computers do not have CD or DVD or floppy disk drives. The 25G SkyDrive located in your student Outlook account is also available for document storage. Learn more about the SkyDrive.
- All Citrus College students are issued a student email account after registering and paying for classes. Beginning Nov 1, 2010, all student communication will go to this account. To forward email sent to this account to your home account,see instructions on the Outlook LibGuide.