The Library strives to provide students with an environment that is clean, quiet, and conducive to study and academic research. In order to meet this goal, please follow these policies regarding noise, cell phones use, food, drink, and computer use.
The Library and Library Computer Library (LCL) are designed as study areas. In order to maintain an environment that is conducive to study, please follow these guidelines regarding noise in the Library. When talking in the Library or LCL, please speak in a quiet speaking voice. When entering the library, please lower the volume on music listening devices (such as iPods, MP3 players etc.). Some parts of the Library are designated as "quiet zones" including the east side of the main Library level and the upper level of the Library. If you have to speak in these areas, please use a whisper. Loud or disruptive patrons will be asked to leave the Library.
Limited cell phone use is acceptable in some parts of the Library. Cell phones must be silenced or set to vibrate upon entering the Library. You may make and accept cell phone calls while on the main floor of the Library while not in a “quiet zone.” Please be respectful of your fellow Library users and talk in a quiet speaking voice. Loud or disruptive cell phone users will be asked to terminate their calls. Cell phone use is not permitted in the “quiet-zones” on the east side of the main floor or on the upper level of the Library.
Note: Library staff has the right to ask anyone in violation of these policies to leave the Library. Repeat offenders could lose Library privileges or face academic discipline.
We understand that productive study and research sometimes requires food. In an effort to create an enjoyable Library experience, we have adopted a food and drink policy that is not overly restrictive. We ask that everyone practice good judgment and follow the guidelines as we strive to maintain a clean and collegial environment for all users.
Food and drinks are allowed in most parts of the library, with the exception of the "No Food Zones." We ask that you be respectful of your campus community and clean up after yourself. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
No Food Zones
The Library Computer Lab and the computer work stations on the main Library floor are "No Food Zones." Spills and crumbs can be disastrous for expensive computer equipment. No food or drink is allowed in these "No Food Zones."
Practice the “Leave No Trace” ideal. Please dispose of food items and containers in the covered trash cans. Utilize the antimicrobial wipe stations to wipe down tables and desks. Please report spills or other mishaps to Library staff immediately.
Users of Library computers must adhere to the Los Rios Community College District Instructional Computer Use Policy. You must be a currently enrolled student and you are not allowed to share your login information. Priority is given to students who are using the computers for Academic Use including CRC coursework, research, and registration. Students using the computer for Non-Academic use may be asked to give up their computer.
Non-compliance could result in suspension of computer privileges or academic discipline.
Note: Non-students may be granted permission to access specially designated computers for research or other college-related activities on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Library staff.
The Library Computer Lab (LCL) is primarily intended for library orientations and library research-specific instruction. The LCL functions secondarily as a campus computer lab for students when it is not being used for library instruction. A sign is posted near the door to provide the availability of the open lab for students.
Please note that the Library Computer Lab (LCL) may not be booked for classes other than library instruction and limited follow-up research sessions. During the summer session, library instruction will be limited to the availability of the instructional librarians.
If you would like to book the lab for a library instructional session, please contact Rochelle Perez at (916) 691-7629 or perezr (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.
Self-service printing and copying is available in the library and is subject to U.S. Copyright law.
Your Student Access Card is your GoPrint card and once loaded with funds, will be used to release print jobs or make copies.
Notice Concerning Copyrighted Material
The collections of the Cosumnes River College library are purchased for the nonprofit educational use of students, staff and faculty. Copying or printing an article from a journal or a limited selection of pages or a chapter from a book for your personal educational needs is generally considered Fair Use. In most cases, copying an entire copyrighted book is illegal. See the Copyright Resources section of the website for more detail.
Any violations of Copyright Law at self-service machines are the responsibility of the user and not the responsibility of the Cosumnes River College Library.
Educational videos, feature films, or other video recordings available from the Cosumnes River College Library may not include public performance rights. This can restrict the item's use in a group or public setting. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students who plan to use videos in a group environment to determine what steps should be taken to comply with copyright law.
Do I Need to Obtain Public Performance Rights?
How Do I Obtain Public Performance Rights?
Some films in the Library's collection include public performance rights that were obtained at the time of purchase. To find out if a film includes these rights, contact librarian, Andi Adkins Pogue at (916) 691-7904 or adkinsa (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.
If library-owned material does not include public performance rights, and it is to be shown publicly outside a classroom setting, it is the borrower's responsibility to contact the copyright holder or a public performance licensing agency to obtain these rights. This process can take up to a week and can involve a fee ranging from $200 - $1000 depending on the circumstances. It is best to arrange licensing as soon as you know the date of your event. You can find more answers to FAQs about public performance licensing at Swank Motion Pictures, Inc or by calling the company directly at 1-800-877-5577.
Tips for Obtaining Public Performance Rights
1. Determine who is the copyright holder or distributor for the title.
2. Contact the copyright holder or distributor and ask about public performance rights; or
3. Contact a licensing agency from which you can purchase a public performance license Two popular agencies:
* Section 110(1) of the Copyright Law, Title 17, U.S. Code http://www.copyright.gov/title17, provides an exemption for certain educational uses of video recordings. Specifically, it allows for "performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction." The TEACH Act allows for the use of limited portions of films in online instruction without seeking the owner's permission. Laws that apply in a face-to-face classroom may not apply to distance education. See the Copyright Resources section of the library's website for more detail.
Cosumnes River College Library provides seven group study rooms for collaborative work and study.
NOTICE: Students not in compliance with any policies or rules will be asked to leave, may lose study room privileges, and may be subject to the college student discipline process.
Reserving a Study Room
Study Room Rules
NOTICE: Library staff may enter a study room at any time and has the right to refuse the use of study rooms if rules have been violated.
The Student Suggestion for Purchase form is NOT for reserve textbook requests. Instead, we welcome your suggestions for purchases to help you complete research assignments or to build our popular fiction, easy-reading, or children's collections. If the library does not own your textbook, ask your instructor if they have a copy they can donate to the Library's Reserve Collection. Employees wanting to submit a purchase requests are asked to fill out Employee Suggestion for Purchase form.