The College of the Redwoods Library supports the college commitment ot enhancing learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the community it serves. To this end, the library's mission is to:
Many classes have assignments that require students to locate reliable sources of information. Students often assume this information will be easy to locate on the web. If that assumption proves incorrect, librarians and library staff are ready to help you find what you need to meet the requirements of the assignment, whether in the library or on the internet. Below is some data showing the extent of library support we provide to students:
College libraries are located at both the main campus in Eureka and the Del Norte Education Center, and are open Monday through Friday throughout most of the year. Limited hours on Saturdays are available at the Eureka Campus during Fall and Spring terms. CR studetns, staff, faculty, and District residents with legal picture identification may borrow materials to take home or may use materials in the library.
Collections and Borrowing: In addition to the general collection, the CR library includes collections of reserve materials, eBooks, videos, fiction, and a juvenile collection. Most materials can be checked out for use at home. See tabs above for more information about loan periods and policies.
Reference Services: Library faculty provide research advice and assistance, aas well as instruction in the use of library collections and resources and the use of the library's online materials. Librarians also provide instruction and research workshops to classes at the request of faculty.
Online Library Services and Resources: Online databases provide access to full-text articles, e-books, streaming media, and a wide variety of research information 24/7, and can be accessed through the library website. On-campus, these resources are available to any library user. Off-campus access is limited to current CR studetns and staff, and requires a password to access. Reference services are also available from off-campus through the Chat link on the library website, or through submission of the "Ask-a-Librarian" web form for email.
Library Computers and Copiers: Both libraries have computers available for public use. The Eureka library has over 100 computer stations, all of which have internet access and a full suite of MS Office applications. Scanners are available at many workstations. Copiers are available for public use. Printing is available in both color and black-and-white. For more information, please use the tabs at the top of this page.