Library Services

Library Services


The College of the Redwoods Library is your one stop source for class assignment and research needs with librarians and library staff available to assist you.

Journal Articles and Databases

Research Guides (by subject area)
Citation Help
Using Specific Resources
Library Video Tutorials
Looking for help? Click on the image below to find out how to get reference help!

Video Tutorial Getting Reference Help Online at the CR Library

Hours and Location

The building is closed, but the Library is still here to serve you!
We are located in the Learning Resource Center, across from the bus shelter and the SSA Building.

FALL 2020
No drop-in services are available.
Students may pick up books and equipment 
by arrangement during the following hours:
    Mon - Thurs 10:00 - 5:00
    Fridays 10:00 - 4:00

Please call 707-476-4260 to arrange pickup of items,  or email us at

(If you can't come to campus to pick up a book, just let us know - we can mail it to your house!)


707-476-4260; option 3

Reference assistance is available during the following hours:  
   Mon-Thur 12 - 8 pm
   Saturdays 10 - 1 pm

You can also reach the reference desk by chat or email using the link in the bottom right of this page.

Find Out More

Election 2020

November 3 is Election Day - will you be ready?  Voter guides, party platforms, ballot measures, and information on where and how to vote are all in the library's guide to Elections and Voting.

NEW for Fall 2020:

CR's Laptop Lending Library!

Starting Fall 2020, students can check out Chromebooks and tablets for use at home. Click the link above for more information!

About the Library


Services for Faculty
Information for Students

Copyright on Campus

Information Literacy
Learn how to be smarter at finding and using information effectively.


About the Library

The CR library offers a physical collection of more than 65,000 books, video, periodicals, and other materials, and over 130,000 eBooks and other online resources. Many of the textbooks and assigned readings for classes are available in the Library's Reserve collection. The Library OneSearch catalog and electronic collections are accessible district-wide, 24/7, and provide access to millions of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, in addition to other college-level research resources.

More About the Library

Learning Resource Center

The Library is housed in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) building. The LRC is also home to EOPS; the Academic Support Center, which offers tutoring and testing; the Math Lab; the Multicultural and Diversity Center; the Writing Center; and the Distance Education office.


Other Libraries

The libraries below are additional places where you may be able to find resources to help you with your research.


Humboldt State University Library
Located on the campus of Humboldt State University, the HSU library is open to the public; borrowing privileges for non-students require paid registration as a community borrower. The library's electronic resources, such as databases, are not accessible from off-campus by non-students but can be used in the library by visitors. The HSU Library is open late evenings and weekends during the school term; for hours go to

Humboldt County Library
The Humboldt County Library has branches throughout the county, including Hoopa, Willow Creek, Trinidad, Fortuna, Garberville, and Rio Dell, as well as a Bookmobile that visits many smaller communities on a regular schedule. Services and materials available vary by branch; for more details, consult the website.

California State Library
Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It is also a State and Federal Depository Library, providing free and open access to government information, is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center, and includes the Braille and Talking Book Library.

WorldCat isn't a library, but a searchable catalog of books from libraries worldwide. If you have searched in the CR Library Catalog and we don't have a book you want, you can use WorldCat to locate other libraries near you that have it. (Books in the College of the Redwoods Library are not listed in the WorldCat catalog.) If you locate a library that has the item you want, please contact that library directly to find out how to access it.


Contact Us

Contact Information

College of the Redwoods Library

 Cathy Cox, Director


 Learning Resource Center, LRC 100

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