The Reference Collection contains encyclopedias,
almanacs, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, indexes,
statistical sources and more. (LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Journals: Current issues of journals or scholarly publications are available. Journals are scholarly publications written for a specialized audience; for instance JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, is written for the medical profession.
Magazines: Current issues of popular magazines are available. Popular magazines are written to inform or entertain the general public; People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Glamour and Ebony are examples.
Newspapers: The 3 RCCD libraries subscribe to local, regional, national and international newspapers.
Electronic Resources available through LAMP
Online Catalog: Use RCCD online library catalog to search for books, eBooks, multi-media, course material on reserve (textbooks, handouts) and streaming media available from the 3 RCCD libraries.
Electronic Resources: Both general and subject-specialized databases may be searched to locate information about a topic in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other databases through the LAMP system.
World Wide Web: LAMP provides access to the World Wide Web - View Internet Resources.
Media Resources available in the LLRC
Videorecordings/DVDs: Videorecordings/DVDs covering a wide range of subjects are available for viewing in the library. Videos/DVDs are "Library Use Only" and are not available for check out by students or community borrowers. Faculty may check out videos/DVDs for 7 days for instructional use.
Audio Recordings: Audio recordings are available in cassette and CD format. Audio cassettes of foreign language class material can be duplicated for students who wish to listen to the material outside of the Language Lab. Due to copyright restrictions, only 2 audio cassettes per student/per day can be duplicated. Blank audio cassettes must be supplied by students (material cannot be duplicated in CD format). Faculty may check out audio CDs for 7 days for instructional use. Audio recordings that accompany books in the Main Stacks collection are subject to the same loan period as the books to which they are attached.
Computer Software: Computer software is available in CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and floppy disk format. Software that does not require installation onto a hard drive is available for use in the library. Software is "Library Use Only" and is not available for check out by students or community borrowers. Faculty may check out software for 7 days for instructional use. Software that accompanies books in the Main Stacks collection is subject to the same loan period as the books to which they are attached.
Microfilm: Older issues of newspapers, journals and magazines are a few of the items kept in this space saving forma (at all 3 campus libraries). Microfilm is available for use in the library, and cannot be checked out.
Computer Resources available through LAMP
Adaptive Technology Computers: Computers with Adaptive Technology Software are available to accommodate our patrons with special needs.
Computers: Computers are available to RCCD students, faculty and library community borrowers. Computers include access to the Internet, library research tools, and Microsoft Office™ applications including Word™, Excel™, Powerpoint™ and Publisher™. Computers are equipped with CD-ROM, DVD, and floppy disk drives, and are enabled to print and save/download. A current library card account is necessary to use the computers. Computer use is subject to adherence with the Internet Procedure.