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 Blackboard, login help
- 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
- Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or on Facebook
Where can I get help with research?
You may find research help:
- At the library reference desk
- By phone, chat, or email
- In one of our scheduled workshops
- Or you may request an individual appointment with one of our librarians.
When is the library/reference desk open?
The reference desk is open during library hours:
8:00 am - 8:00 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 (Online only)
Books & eBooks
Finding Articles (also available online through Blackboard)
Finding Information Pilot (online only)
Planning Your Research
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:
- In person at the reference desk
- You may call 949-582-4525
- Or register online through Blackboard (see video for instructions or follow instructions on the workshop page.)
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 held in LIB/LRC 314 - 3rd Floor
You may view the workshop schedule here: Library Workshops
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
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.