About the Library

About the Library

Mission    Location     Services   Accessibility   Friends of the Library    Courses    Employment

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The Cosumnes River College Library promotes the mission of the College by actively supporting the teaching, learning, research and information needs of diverse students, faculty, and staff through its collection, services, and instruction. 


The Library provides information resources and teaches Information Literacy skills essential to our students’ educational endeavors, careers, and experience as lifelong information consumers and creators. 


The Library is committed to providing the CRC community of students, faculty, and staff with open and equitable access to information.

We value collaboration with our colleagues to support all disciplines, programs, and viewpoints by selecting the most accurate, fair, diverse, relevant, comprehensive, and current sources available in a variety of formats.

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The Library at Cosumnes River College is located in the three-story Library building situated in the center of the campus. This building is also home to several other support services. The Library's entrance is located on the second floor. Elevator access to the Library collection and facilities is located on the first floor near the north entrance of the Library building.

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The Library provides a collection to support research and personal enrichment, and a professional staff, technology, and study space to support the students, faculty and staff of Cosumnes River College.  Our services include: circulating library materials (books and media), a reference and print serials collection (for in-library use only), access to dozens of online research databases, computers, printing and copying, Reserve textbooks and course materials, group and individual study areas, reference services, and library instruction.

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The CRC Library strives to make its tools accessible by all students and provides the following resources:

Elevator access to the library: The library is accessible by elevator on the first floor of the Library building next to Media Services.  Library staff can operate the elevator for students as needed.  Students who need regular access to campus elevators should contact DSPS for assistance.

Accessible computers: Within the library, students have access to two computer workstations which offer a larger monitor, Zoom Text keyboards, and ZoomText Magnifier/Reader software. The computer in the main library also includes Dragon Voice Recognition software. A special headset with microphone can be checked out from the circulation desk. Note: Library staff is not trained on accessibility software. Students should contact DSPS for assistance and training.

Closed captioned media: The library collects videos and DVDs which are closed captioned whenever possible.

Electronic resources: The library provides a variety of online resources including our library website, research databases, and research guides. These services are 508 compliant, and further information on our vendor policies can be found at the following links:

 The CRC Library partners with DSPS to make other library materials accessible to students as needed. If you have any questions, please contact the CRC Reference desk at (916) 691-7265

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Friends of the Library

Join the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library and become a member to gain access to library services if you are not a current CRC student, staff, or faculty. Membership privileges include borrowing books and using library computers. For details and membership fill out the Friends of the CRC Library form.

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LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy (1 unit)

This course will help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic or personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work and life-long learning.

LIBR 318 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
Upon completion of LIBR 318, students will:
  1. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed
  2. Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  3. Use information to accomplish a specific purpose
  4. Evaluate information and its sources critically in order to build knowledge
  5. Understand the economic, legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding information
LIBR 324 - Critical Thinking & Information Literacy (3 units)

This course teaches critical thinking to allow students to thoughtfully navigate an information-rich environment. Students will learning information literacy skills to critically seek, access, evaluate, and use information in a variety of contexts. These skills are invaluable for the college classroom, the workplace, and for lifelong information consumers. Power structures in information creation are also examined.

LIBR 318 is transferrable as a GE elective to CSU and UC and meets CRC AA and AS degree GE requirements for area III(b) Life Development Skills.

LIBR 324 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Upon completion of Library 324, students will:

  1. Cultivate and apply searching skills in order to retrieve and use information in academic and other contexts.
  2. Critically analyze information in order to evaluate quality, relevance, authority, and purpose.
  3. Explore and analyze the value of information (both monetary value and value in society) in order to use it effectively in college and in the workplace.
  4. Contribute to scholarly and professional information environments.

LIBR 324 is transferrable as a GE elective to CSU and meets CRC AA and AS degree GE requirements for area III(b) Life Development Skills. It is currently taught fully online and is a zero cost textbook course. A sample syllabus will give you more detail about the course.

LIBR 318 and 324 are offered once a semester, typically online, though other learning modalities happen occasionally. Check the Class Schedule to see how the classes are being offered this semester.

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Faculty Positions: None at this time.

Staff Positions: None at this time.

Student Positions: We are continuously accepting applications for student assistants. To apply, contact the Circulation Desk at (916) 691-7266 or come by the Library.

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Donate to the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library fund and help support special library services, such as purchasing required textbooks for students to use in the Reserve Collection. Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to CRC Friends of the Library. Gift donors who wish to receive an acknowledgement letter should fill out the donation form

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Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, 2nd Floor

The Library is closed Aug.9-23

Fall Session:
Aug. 24 - Dec. 19
Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun.: Closed
Fall Holidays:
Labor Day: Sept. 2 (Closed)
Veterans Day: Nov. 11 (Closed)
Thanksgiving: Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 (Closed)

Phone: (916) 691-7266

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