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Library Services EGC

Research Help
Need some help with research? Make an appointment, call, visit or email.

  • Make an Appointment for Research Consultation
    You can make a one-one 30 minute research appointment with a librarian to guide you with your research project. The appointment will be held at  CRC Elk Grove Center's Learning Resource Center (Room 204).
  • Phone
    Call the Reference Desk @ the CRC Main Library, (916) 691-7265, for quick answers to your questions or for suggestions of sources you may need to consult.
  • Visit the CRC Main Library
    For more extensive help with research, come see us in person during the Reference desk hours (M-Th: 8AM - 8PM; F: 8-4; Sat: 10-4)
  • Email
    We offer assistance via email for basic help with research or finding factual information. If you have a bigger question in mind, you should come by and talk to a librarian in person during the library's open hours.

Library Tutorials
Learn research skills with our series of short video tutorials, including "Getting Started with your research" and "Finding Books."

Book Request and Delivery
You can request regular circulating Los Rios library books and have it delivered to CRC Elk Grove Center's LRC.

Borrow TEXTBOOKS (Course Reserves)
Some of the textbooks for classes taught at CRC Elk Grove Center can be checked out up to two hours. These books are held at the EGC's Learning Resources Center (Room 204).

Renew Books and Check Your Library Account
View ONLINE what books and other materials you have checked out, renew items and more. You can also call the Circulation Desk, (916) 691-7266, to answer questions about your Library account.

Find Articles and Databases
You can search our online databases to find articles in thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers on almost any conceivable topic.

Online Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries
Whether you are looking for a definition of a word or general information about your topic, you have access to online encyclopedias and dictionaries. Try searching Gale Virtual Reference Library and Reference Universe, two online tools that contain hundreds of whole reference titles. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is also available online.

Look up Magazine and Journal Titles
See what magazines and journals the Library subscribes to and locate them online or in print.

Check Out an E-book
We have access to thousands of books that are available online. These books were originally published on paper.