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Saddleback College Library

Library Services

Article/Journal Databases

Students have On-Campus and Off-Campus access to our databases covering full-text articles from schorly journals, magazines, newspapers, government documents,reference resources and our eBook collections too.

From the Library home page: Click Articles to access our databases. If you are On-Campus you will go directly into the database, however, if you are Off-Campus you will be redirected to our Off-Campus login page.

At the Off-Campus Database login page you will need to provide the following:
  • Username= first part of Saddleback email. Example=jsmith
  • Password=the same password you use to login to your computer on campus
  • Note: Once you login into one database you will be logged into all of our databases.
Ask a Librarian
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Bone Boxes
  • Located at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd Floor - LIB/LRC
  • First come first serve
  • Checked out for 3 hours
  • IN HIGH DEMAND SO PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHARE
Book Borrowing
Students:
  • All students have library privileges.
  • Registered Students must present a photo ID to check out materials.
  • Up to nine items (including books, DVD's and VHS) may be checked out at one time for a four-week period.
  • Books may be renewed one time in person, by phone (949) 582-4526, or online if another student is not waiting to check out the item.
    • To access book renewls online:
      Go to your account
    • Click "Renew My Materials"
    • Username = Student ID and Password = PIN
  • If returned late, a fee will be assessed, and a hold is placed on your college record.
Community Users:
  • District residents over 18 years of age
  • Purchase a library cards for $10 with a valid California driver's license
  • OR purchase an annual Library card by joining our Friends of the Library with a tax deductible donation of $20 per year.
  • Residents may check out up to four books at one time for a four-week period.
Community User Services
Book Borrowing:
  • District residents over 18 years of age
  • Purchase a library cards for $10 with a valid California driver's license
  • OR purchase an annual Library card by joining our Friends of the Library with a tax deductible donation of $20 per year.
  • Residents may check out up to four books at one time for a four-week period.
Computers:
  • Community Users who wish to use library computers must obtain a username and password from staff at the audio-visual desk.
  • District residents over 18 years of age
  • Must present a current valid ID, such as, California driver's license or Military ID.
  • You may then access computers within a few minutes of creating an account.
Computers
  • 46 library computers (PC thin client) with Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. (The library computers do not support special applications or programs used at special labs on campus. You must use the particular lab in question to access such specialized programs.)
  • Extra computers in Tutoring Services LRC 207
  • Data is not stored on these computers you must use a flash drive or a thumb drive to save your work
  • Computer Login
    • Username-First part of your Saddleback email
      Example - jsmith1@saddleback.edu = jsmith1
    • Password- Default password is your PIN+00
      UNLESS you created a password in MySite
    • Once you end your session, be sure to log off.
  • Wireless is available in the Library.
    Wireless access for Students
    • Username-First part of your Saddleback email
      Example - jsmith1@saddleback.edu = jsmith1
    • Password- Default password is your PIN+00
      UNLESS you created a password in MySite
  • Wireless access for FacultyStaff:
    • Username= Staff user ID
    • Password= MySite password
  • Printing:
    • Black and white= .10 cents per page.
    • Color= .75 cents per page.
    • You must purchase a printer debit card (available in the Library) in one-dollar increments. A one-time cost of .35 cents is charged for the debit card.
    • Money can be added to your card in one, five, ten, and twenty dollar increments
    • Change can be added (nickel, dime, quarter) to your card by using the money tower next to any of the copiers
    • The library cannot provide change for dollar bills of any denomination.
  • Acceptable Use Policy of the South Orange County Community College District. Use of computers is intended for academic and curricular pursuits, and personal enrichment. Abuse of District Policy may result in suspension of Internet access.
Computer Help Desk
  • Computer Help Desk is available:
    LRC 305
    Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Computer Help Desk staff can help you:
    • Verify your username
    • Help re-set your password
    • Help login into Blackboard
    • Assist with the software programs on the computers
Copy Machines
  • Five photocopiers are available in the Library and one of the copiers is ADA compliant
  • One color photocopier, .65 for a color copy only accepts change
  • .10 per copy for black and white
  • The black and white photocopiers will take change, dollar bills, and printer debit cards
  • Change can be added (nickel, dime, quarter) to your card by using the money tower next to any of the copiers
Friends of the Library
  • Join the Friends of the Library.
    We are always looking or new members.
  • The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization under the aegis of the Saddleback College Foundation, promoting the interests of the Saddleback College Library as a cultural, educational, research and recreational part of the College and the community.
  • The Friends of the Library hold an ongoing book sale in the lobby of the Library.
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
If we donít have a book youíre looking for, request it from another library through InterLibrary Loan!
  • A nearby library will loan the book to Saddleback so you can check it out
  • Available during fall and spring semesters
  • You must pay any costs charged by the lending library
  • Books generally take two to three weeks to arrive
  • Ask at the Reference or Circulation desks for more information
Library Cards
  • Your Saddleback ID is your library card.
  • Community Users
    • District residents over 18 years of age may obtain library cards upon presentation of valid California driver's license or other ID with current address and payment of $10 for six months or an annual card by joining our Friends of the Library with a tax deductible donation of $20 per year. Residents may check out up to 4 items at a time (including books, DVD's, and VHS) for a period of 3 weeks.
Library Courses (Credit)
Library Workshops
To enroll in workshops, come to the library's Reference Desk or call (949) 582-4525 when the library is open. You'll need your student ID number, your course information (if you're taking the workshop as part of a course), and the time and day of the workshop you'd like to attend. Check your syllabus or course notes to find out how many workshops your professor recommends that you take and which ones he or she has suggested.
  • Library Skills and Information
    Competency Workshops
  • 50 minutes in length
  • Everyone is Welcome.
    (Some instructors give extra credit!)
  • All workshops are held in LIB/LRC 314 - 3rd Floor
    • Do it Yourself
    • Finding Articles
    • Finding Books
    • Internet Searching
    • Organize Your Research
    • Reading for Research
    • Ready Set Research
    • Workshop Schedule
Printing
  • Black and white= .10 cents per page.
  • Color= .75 cents per page.
  • You must purchase a printer debit card (available in the Library) in one-dollar increments. A one-time cost of .35 cents is charged for the debit card.
  • Money can be added to your card in one, five, ten, and twenty dollar increments
  • Change can be added(nickel, dime, quarter)to your card by using the money tower next to any of the copiers
Textbooks - Reserves
  • Reserve Checkout Policies
    • A valid photo id is required to checkout reserve materials/textbooks.
    • Borrowers agree to return items on or before the date and time specified by staff.
    • Loan periods vary and are LIBRARY USE only unless otherwise specified.
    • Renewals are granted if nobody asks to borrow the book while it was checked out.
    • Items must be renewed in person and you must bring the book with you.
    • If returned late, a fee will be assessed, and a hold is placed on your college record.
    • If a hold is placed, it will prevent a student from registering, adding/dropping classes, and receiving grades, transcripts or diplomas (California Education Code Section 72287).
    • If an item is lost, borrower must pay lost and late fees plus a $10 processing fee.
    • Instructors will be notified of items not returned on time.
    • Reserve Desk closes 15 minutes before the library closes.
Tutoring Services
  • The mission of the Tutoring Services is to empower students to become independent and active life-long learners.
  • Hours:
    • Monday- Thursday 8am-8pm
    • Friday 8am-2pm
  • The LRC Tutoring services are provided free of charge to all Saddleback College students who desire help. They try to provide tutoring in virtually all academic subjects.
  • Located LRC 214
  • Telephone: 949.582.4519
Wireless Access
  • Students currently enrolled at Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, as well as all SOCCCD staff and faculty may access the wireless network.
  • Wireless access for Students
    • Ensure that you are connecting to the student network
    • Username= first part of Saddleback email. Example=jsmith1
    • Password= the same password you use to login to your computer on campus
  • Wireless access for Faculty/Staff
    • Ensure that you are connecting to the staff network
    • Username= Staff user ID
    • Password= the same password you use to login to your computer on campus

Contact Information

Phone: (949) 582-4314
Fax: (949) 364-0284
Circulation/Renewals:
(949) 582-4526
Computer Help Desk:
(949) 582-4363
Reference: (949) 582-4525
Location: LIB/LRC -
Map

Library Workshops

Located on the 3rd floor Room 314:
Fall 2014
September 9 - November 25

Library Workshop Schedule

Reserve a Group Study Room

Library Hours

Fall 2014
August 18 - Debember 20
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 8 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Fall Holiday:
September 1 - Labor Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 27-30 - Thanksgiving

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