Library Resources and Services for Students

All library services require a library card. Its quick, easy and free! Visit our Library Card page for more information.


Magazine, Newspaper and Journal Articles: Access to over 4 million articles is available via the library's Articles and Databases link. Most of these databases contain full-text articles and cover a wide variety of subjects. Articles can be printed or emailed (and in some cases, downloaded). Online access is available anytime to registered students, no matter where you attend classes. If you need assistance, call the reference desk at (530) 242-7551. After business hours? Use Ask a Librarian and receive email assistance within 24 hours.

Books:  More than 70,000 books (and other materials) are housed in our collection which can be searched through the Library Catalog. Registered Shasta College Distance Education students may have titles sent to the Red Bluff, Burney, Weaverville, or HSUC sites by using the  Request Library Materials link. Often, you will receive books the next day. (Students taking online classes from outside the Northern California area should contact library staff directly to help locate materials.)

Online eBooks:  Over 24,000 electronic books are available 24/7 through the Library's website. Go to Online eBooks to get started.   

Streaming Video:  Enjoy the convenience of video available 24/7 through the Library's website. Go to  Streaming Video to get started. 

Videos/DVDs:  More than 4,800 videos and DVDs are housed in our collection, searchable online via the Library Catalog. Registered Shasta College Distance Education students may have a title sent to the Red Bluff, Burney, Weaverville, or HSUC sites for a two-day checkout by using the Request Library Materials link. (Students taking online classes from outside the Tri-county area should contact library staff directly to help locate materials.)

Internet Resources:  Although the Internet contains vast amounts of good information, numerous Web sites are unreliable. Fortunately, many excellent guides and resources are designed to help you critically evaluate online sources  Need help citing your sources? The Citation Guide page is a good place to start.


 

The Library also offers the following services to help find the materials you need.

Online Access:  Most Library resources are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interlibrary Loan: (ILL) is a service for acquiring materials not owned by the Shasta College Library. Typically there is no cost for this service, however, it often takes up to three weeks to receive your requested items. Get materials by completing an ILL Request. Be sure to note your location at the Main Campus, Burney, Red Bluff, Weaverville, or HSUC sites in order for us to process your request. (Students taking online classes from outside the Tri-county area should contact library staff to help locate materials.)

Reference Desk Assistance: Reference Staff is always available to assist with research and other questions during open library hours.

  • Need immediate help? During business hours, give us a call at (530) 242-7551.
  • Need assistance when the Library is not open? Select Ask a Librarian from our home page and choose the email option. You should receive a response by the next business day.

Request an item and have it sent to a Distance Education site. To qualify for this service, you must be enrolled in a Distance Education class. NOTE: Material can only be sent to the Tehama, Trinity, Intermountain, or HSUC sites. You may Request Library Materials online or call circulation staff at 242-7550 for assistance.


Students at the main campus can also take advantage of the following library resources:

  • Nearly 100 computers equipped with Internet access and word processing software
  • Wireless internet access throughout the building
  • Black/White and Color printing
  • Black/White and Color self-service photocopying
  • Self-service scanners for patron use
  • Self-service FAX machine for patron use
  • Tape and CD players
  • Tape & video duplicators
  • Microform reader-printer machine
  • 6 group study rooms
  • Study tables and comfy chairs
  • Adaptive technology for persons with disabilities
  • Library orientations and instruction