Library

Library

The Sierra College Library is ready and waiting to help you. Find books, databases, and other resources to help you with your studies.  Library services are available in person and online. Get research help by contacting a librarian through chat, email or research consultation appointments. Find support at the library today.

Start Exploring at the Library

Use Discover! the library search tool to find a variety of library resources and tools available at the library.

Our Services

Sierra College librarian helping a student find resources

Need help? We’re Here for You

  • Ask a Librarian – Contact one of our reference librarians in person, over the phone, through chat, email or text message.
  • Library FAQs – Search frequently asked questions about the Library and Learning Commons.
Student checking out a book from the Sierra College library staff at the front desk

Borrow Library Materials

  • Library Card Information – Find out what you need to check out library materials and information about fines and holds.
  • Interlibrary Loans – Borrow books and articles from libraries outside of Sierra College.
Two students who reserved a study room in the library

Reserve and Schedule

Sierra College library staff helping student with research guides on computer

Research

Library staff leading a tutorial in the computer room at the Sierra College Rocklin campus library

Tutorials

View video tutorials on using library resources or take our self-paced information literacy tutorial. 

Sierra College faculty teaching a class using library media resources

Support for Faculty

  • Faculty Services – Find out the special services we offer for our faculty.
  • Schedule a Library Orientation – Are you an instructor looking for a way to boost your students’ search skills? Consider scheduling a class library orientation.

Library Research Tools

Sierra College Library provides students and faculty with access to dozens of specialized research databases. 

Sierra library employee looking through bookshelves

Find Books and Videos

Search for books and videos to help your studies.

Sierra College Press book covers

Sierra College Press eJournals

The Sierra College Press is one of the very few academic presses operated by a community college in the United States. They publish books and two eJournals, Snowy Range Reflections and the Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum.

About the Library

All three campuses offer access to online research databases containing more than 7,000 full-text magazines, journals and newspapers, and provide students with computer access. The libraries’ extensive electronic book collection is also available 24/7 to students anywhere they have internet access.

Our Mission

The mission of the Library/Learning Resource Center is to develop and expand quality services and programs to ensure a supportive learning environment. We are committed to serving the diverse needs, interests and learning styles of our students, staff and community.