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What kind of help is available from the library?

The librarians and library staff can assist with the following services:

  • research assistance
  • learning how to use library resources
  • technical help with Canvas, login help
  • printing
  • copying
  • materials location
  • reserving study rooms
  • enrolling in a library workshop

How can I get in contact with a librarian? How do I ask for help?

Librarians can be reached:

  • In-person at the reference desk in the library, LRC 3rd floor
  • On the phone: 949-582-4525
  • Chat with a Librarian

    Live Chat
  • Via email:
  • Or on Facebook

Where can I get help with research?

You may find research help:

When is the library/reference desk open?

The reference desk is open during library hours:
8:00 am -7:00 pm Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

What workshops and credit classes are offered by the library?

Currently the library offers 7 workshops and 2 credit courses.

Avoiding Plagiarism
Books & eBooks
EasyBib Citations
Finding Articles
Finding Information
Internet Searching
Planning Your Research

Credit Courses:
Library 100 - Basic Information Competency Skills: Library Research
1 unit, 8 weeks

Library 2 - Advanced Information Competency Skills: Online Searching 3 units 12 weeks (transferable to UC)

How do I register for a workshop?

You may register:

To register, you will need your student ID number, your course information (if you're taking the workshop as a course requirement), and the time, day, and name of the workshop you'd like to attend. Check your syllabus to find out how many and which workshops your professor recommends.

All workshops are online through Canvas.

You may view the workshop schedule here: Library Workshops

Tutoring services

The mission of the Tutoring Services is to empower students to become independent and active life-long learners.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm, Friday 8 am - 2 pm

The LRC Tutoring services are provided free of charge to Saddleback College students. Tutoring is available for most academic subjects and will be piloting an online program soon.

Location: LRC 214
Telephone: 949-582-4519

How can I get involved in the Friends of the Library?

The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization of the Saddleback College Foundation. We promote the interests of the Saddleback College Library as a cultural, educational, research and recreational part of the College and community.

We need your donations. Click here to contact us.

We are always looking for volunteers.

Is the Saddleback Library accessible for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities?

Saddleback College is committed to providing equitable access to information to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and in collaboration with the appropriate college resource centers, library staff will make good faith efforts to accommodate reasonable requests for assistance in obtaining, accessing, and making use of library resources, materials, and services. Disabled students who need support should also contact the DSPS office.