College of the Siskiyous

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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Library Facilities

Does the Library have computers I can use?

The Library has 19 computers available for use.

Community Borrowers and visiting guests may also check out computers if they are not needed by students.

Does the Library have a scanner?

Yes. It is at computer station #19. Instructions for use are posted near the scanner. Ask a staff member if you have questions about using the scanner.

Can I print at the Library?

All Library computers are networked to a black & white printer. Printing in the Library is currently a free service. We ask that you be conservative with your printing to help keep Library costs for paper, toner, and equipment low so that printing can stay free.

  • If you need to print more than 20 pages, please ask at the Library desk for permission.
  • If you want to print double-sided but aren’t sure how, please ask us to show you how.
  • If you are not sure how long your printout will be, we would be happy to help you figure this out.
  • If you are printing a web site and only need specific pages, we can show you how to limit your printing.
  • If you are printing a PowerPoint presentation, we can show you how to fit multiple slides per page.

You cannot print from your laptop or wireless device in the Library at this time.

A color printer is also available in the Library. Color printing is 25 cents per page and is only available from select computers. Please ask at the Library desk about color printing.

Does the Library have a photocopier?

The library has a black & white photocopier. Photocopying in the Library is currently a free service. We ask that you be conservative with your copying to help keep Library costs for paper, toner, and equipment low so that printing can stay free.

Does the Library have a VCR or DVD player?

The Library has both. The equipment cannot be checked out but is available if you want to bring in a movie or view one of the Library's movies (including movies on reserve). DVDs can also be watched on a Library computer. If you want to watch a movie with a small group, you may be able to use the Study Room, which has a large-screen TV, VCR and DVD player.

Does the Library have a microfilm reader?

The Library has a microform reader, which allows you to read microfiche and microfilm materials, such as old newspapers. The microform reader is attached to a printer; this printer costs 25 cents a page. It is not a digital machine.

Does the Library have headphones that I can borrow?

The Library has a limited supply of headphones that you may borrow. These headphones are of varying quality but can be helpful in a pinch. Please ask at the desk if you would like to use a pair. If you want, you can purchase a pair of inexpensive earbuds at the desk for $1.00. Better quality headphones can be purchased at the Weed campus bookstore.

What accommodations does the Library have for people with disabilities?

The library has a wheelchair accessible desk and computer station (computer station #7). Computer station #7 is also equipped with:

  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Zoom Text Xtra
  • TextHELP

There is an elevator lift to the Lounge area where you will find additional study tables as well as paperback fiction, the manga and graphic novel collection, audiobooks on CD, and our magazines and newspapers.

Ask at the Library service desk if you would like to use the variable-speed cassette player.

Does the Library have a group study room?

The Library has one group study room (LRC 8).The study room has:

  • Seats for 10-12 people
  • Computer with a large flat screen monitor and wireless keyboard/mouse
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Whiteboard and markers

Library films and reserve textbooks can be checked out and used in the study room. The study room cannot be booked in advance.

Does the Library have quiet places to study?

The Library serves as a quiet place on campus for students to study and do research. We have many tables, study carrels, and comfortable armchairs. Please help us maintain a quiet atmosphere by keeping voices low, using headphones (with the volume at a reasonable level), and taking your cell phone conversations to the LRC lobby or the Lounge.

If quiet isn’t your thing, we offer the Library Lounge where food, drink, and conversation are allowed. It can be a great space to meet with friends or with a Student Club. We also have a group study room with computer and whiteboard.

What is the Library Lounge?

The Library Lounge is an area of the Library where students can gather and where food, drink, and conversation are allowed. It can be a great space to meet with friends or with a Student Club. The Lounge has tables and chairs (great at lunchtime), comfy armchairs, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and board games.

Can I eat in the Library?

Food and drinks are allowed in the Library Lounge area. The Lounge has a mix of tables and chairs, as well as comfy armchairs. Covered beverages are allowed everywhere in the Library.

Can I hold an event in the Library?

The Library Lounge is a great place for some events. We have a portable projector with laptop and wall-mounted screen, as well as a sound system, available for presentations or movie nights. Because sound carries well in the Library, events are currently limited to times when the Library closed. The space is available for free to campus groups such as Student Clubs but must be pre-arranged in advance with Library staff.

Individuals and community groups may request rental of the space through the campus facility rental process.