Yes, Library staff are available to help you find information during all open library hours. Working together, we can find materials for your assignment.
If you can't make it to the Weed campus, you can:
There are many ways that you can contact us, so please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help you!
Searching the catalog and in the Library's databases isn't always quite as easy as searching with Google. The Library has many handouts and video tutorials on how to use the library catalog and databases, and many more research tips on our Research Help page. As always, library staff is also happy to answer questions.
To find books (or any other item physically in the library), you will need to use the library catalog which is the handy search box in the middle of our home page. Take a few minutes and watch the video tutorials on using the library catalog on our Research Help page to see how it works.
You can search for and link directly to our ebooks using the library catalog. You can also visit the ebook collections individually from our Articles and Databases page. The names of our ebook collections are:
Searching these collections individually (rather than through the catalog) allows you to search the full text of the ebooks for your search terms.
There are three ways:
The Library has current subscriptions to:
We have microfilm copies of these and many older local newspapers. Please contact the Library if you have any questions about finding local newspaper articles.
Use our A-Z List of eJournals to see if we have the non-local newspaper you want in our databases.
You can look at our A-Z List of Print Journals to find out if we have a paper copy, or our A-Z List of eJournals to see if we have access to through our online databases. Look at the appropriate list to see if we have the journal title you want, then check to see if we have coverage for the date of your article. As always, feel free to contact the Library for help!
Yes, libraries call this type of borrowing Interlibrary Loan (ILL). For more information about the types of materials you can borrow, how long it might take, and other questions, read our Inerlibrary Loan (ILL) FAQs.
To use the databases from off campus, you need to log in with your library card barcode number and password. Here are some trouble-shooting tips:
Still having problems? Please stop by, call (530) 938-5331, or contact the library online. We'll be glad to help you.
If you try and fail to log in three times in a row, then the system will block you from trying again. You will only be blocked for 5 minutes; after 5 minutes you can try logging in again.
See our troubleshooting tips if you are having trouble logging in.
The Library does not currently offer a class for credit. If you are in a class with a research assignment, your instructor may arrange for a visit by a Librarian. You are always welcome to contact the Library for more information: we are happy to share what we know about the research process, our collection, and how to use it to find materials. Just ask!