Library Services

Library Services


The College of the Redwoods Library is your one stop source for class assignment and research needs.

Use OneSearch to access a variety of research materials in one place. Some access may be limited to current students.

Don’t know where to start with your research? Try starting here. Or Ask a Librarian.

Need help navigating our resources? Contact a librarian or use our Video Tutorials to orient you.

Other Resources:

Find resources for specific subjects using our Research Guides


Hours and Location

We are located in the Learning Resource Center, across from the bus shelter and the SSA Building.

The library is now open to the public.

    Mon - Thurs  8:00 - 6:00
    Friday        8:00 - 4:00

Reference & Research Help

Librarians are available to help you with your research during the following hours: Monday, Thursday, & Friday 9am-4pm & Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am-5pm 

Virtual reference services available after hours: Wed 6:00-7:30pm

Reference assistance is also available by phone at 707-476-4260, email at, or by using the chat function at the bottom right of this page. 

Student Tech Help Desk

Tech help will be available in the library during the Fall 21 semester.


  • Monday       11am-3pm 
  • Tuesday       12pm-4pm
  • Wednesday  10am-2pm
  • Thursday      10am-2pm
  • Friday           10am-2pm

Find Out More

The library is here to help you succeed. Here are resources that we can provide outside of academic research.

Need a Computer?

The Laptop Lending Library lets you take a Chromebook home for the semester!

Free Textbooks?

Your text book may be available to check out at the library, or it could be available to you online. Check these links to find out!

Printing services are available at the library. Find out more!

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.


CR Del Norte Campus Library
Currently closed.  Contact the CR Library at the Eureka Campus (Hours and contact info listed at the top of this page).

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 the Library

Contact Information

College of the Redwoods Library

 Colin Trujillo, Interim Director


 Learning Resource Center, LRC 100

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