If you are a currently enrolled SRJC student or a currently teaching/working SRJC faculty or staff member, you may borrow materials from the College libraries. You may also use the interlibrary borrowing service to obtain materials from other libraries, and you have access to special online information databases that are licensed by the SRJC Libraries for use in the instructional process at the College.
Through a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Sonoma State University Library, SRJC students may also obtain a free, one-semester courtesy borrower card for the Sonoma State University Library by presenting proof of current SRJC registration to the Sonoma State University Library Circulation Desk staff.
Community members are welcome to use the print collections inside the Doyle and Mahoney Library buildings. If a community member needs to borrow materials, a Community Borrower Card that is valid for the current semester may be obtained. Cards are issued to those who can show proof of residence in Sonoma County and who are 18 years of age or older.
Your student or staff photo ID card serves as your library card. At the beginning of each semester, take your card (the same card; you don't need a new one each semester) to the Admissions Office or either Library Circulation Desk for a current semester validation sticker, then remember to bring your ID card with you whenever you visit.
Yes! Doyle Library on the Santa Rosa Campus is open from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturdays throughout most of the regular semester. Mahoney Library on the Petaluma Campus is open 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturdays. Both libraries are closed on Sundays.
See the complete schedule of hours for holidays and final exam weekends.
There is daily delivery service between the two campuses. Ask the staff at either Circulation Desk to help you obtain materials from the other campus.
In almost all cases, the SRJC Libraries can only afford one copy of a magazine or newspaper subscription. In order to give everyone a chance to use these high-demand materials, paper and microform copies of magazines and newspapers are restricted to use in the buildings only. Several photocopiers are available so that you can take copies of articles home with you.
However, today, millions of magazine and newspaper articles that the SRJC Libraries do not even own in paper format are available in the online databases. To see if the text of articles from a particular magazine is included in any of these online databases, check the title of that magazine in the SRJC Libraries periodicals list. This list will tell you anywhere that the libraries have the articles from that magazine, and whether in paper or online format.
Under the U.S. copyright law, you are allowed to make one copy of an article for your personal use.
To print a copy of an article you found in one of the Libraries' online
databases, you can:
In the Doyle Library, the Print and Copy Centers on the second, third, and fourth floors have pencil sharpeners, a 3-hole punch, tape, a stapler and a paper cutter for your use. Similar office supplies exist in the first floor Print and Copy Center of Mahoney Library. A second pencil sharpener is on the second floor of Mahoney, located next to the photocopier on the west side of the building.
To contact library staff about a particular request, check the contact page for phone numbers of different departments.
Student textbooks are sold in the college Bookstores. However, some instructors put their own extra copies of textbooks on reserve in the SRJC Libraries so that students in their classes may use them. Check the "Course Reserves" section of the catalog to see if your textbook is on reserve, then take the book's call number to the window at the Reserves Desk on the fourth floor of the Doyle Library or to the Circulation Desk in the Mahoney Library.
Books and articles that an instructor wants the entire class to use are placed "on reserve" in one or both of the SRJC Libraries so that everyone in the class gets a chance to use them. To obtain reserve materials for your class, look in the"Course Reserves" section of the catalog to get the call number for the item you need. Then take the call number to the Reserve Desk on the fourth floor of the Doyle Library or to the Circulation Desk in the Mahoney Library, and the library staff will retrieve the item for you.
Except for a very few older books of folk songs, the SRJC Library collection does not include sheet music. Use this helpful guide to learn about local library collections and online resources for finding sheet music.
Yes, the Doyle Library has well over two hundred computers for student use. You may use them to do research in the databases or on the Web, and to do word processing and other general computer work for your classes. The Mahoney Library also has many computers for students to use for class research purposes. Computers for general classwork are also available in the CyBear Center on the Santa Rosa Campus and in a number of student computer labs on both the Santa Rosa Campus and the Petaluma Campus. Be sure to take your photo student ID card with you to the labs. The CyBear Center also offers scanning, local phone use, a typewriter, color and black and white photocopying, laminating, faxing, and other services for students.
SRJC library users need to sign in with a Santa Rosa Junior College ID and Personal Information Number (PIN) to access library resources. Users need to sign in at the beginning of every computer session and restart the computer when finished to protect account privacy. Residents of Sonoma County, 18 years or older, who are not currently enrolled at SRJC, may apply for a Community User account which offers one-hour of library computer use daily. In order to obtain a Community User account, eligible patrons must present a current, valid form of government-issued photo identification that indicates residency in Sonoma County.
Yes, you may access the Internet from your own wireless laptop inside both the Doyle and Mahoney Libraries. To find out how, see "Computers, Laptops & Internet Access."
Yes! Due to U.S. copyright restrictions, you cannot access the contents of all materials online, but you can use the online catalog to determine which books the SRJC Libraries own. If you are a current SRJC student, faculty, or staff member, you can also use a number of online databases, such as encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper articles, health information, statistics, information about authors, and many other topics. In order to use these databases when not on campus, you will need to know your student or faculty ID number and your PIN for the SRJC Web portal. You may also use the Internet resources and subject guides developed by SRJC librarians to help with your research.
You can find a complete list of instructional lab schedules and locations on the College website.
Among his many other civic activities and accomplishments, Frank P. Doyle was the former president and co-founder of the Exchange Bank. In 1890, he co-founded the bank with his father, Manville, and in 1916, he succeeded his father as bank president. During the 1930s Depression years, Doyle obtained funds from the federal government's Public Works Administration to help construct buildings at SRJC. In his will, Doyle established a unique perpetual trust that would provide scholarships to "worthy young men and women attending SRJC." At the time of Mr. Doyle's death in 1948, the value of this trust was close to $600,000. In 1950, the first awards were made from the trust's dividends: $21,000 funded 95 student scholarships. Since that year, the trust has earned more than $52 million in dividends, resulting in over 83,000 Doyle scholarships to students at SRJC. In September 2003, the SRJC Board announced that the new Santa Rosa Campus Library would be named the "Frank P. Doyle Library" in honor of Mr. Doyle and his contributions to SRJC. Read about the Doyle Scholarship at SRJC.
Herold Mahoney was a graduate from SRJC, a member of the SRJC Board of Trustees, and a local businessman. Mr. Mahoney graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College in 1932, after serving as President of the Associated Students. He continued on to the University of California at Berkeley where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. Following graduation, he worked for Union Oil Company and served in the U.S. Navy, eventually returning to Petaluma to start his own business. In addition to serving on local school boards, Mr. Mahoney served as a member of SRJC's Board of Trustees for ten years. In recognition of his service to the College and the community, the library on the new Petaluma Campus, opened in 1995, was named after Herold Mahoney. Mr. Mahoney died on November 21, 1999.
Regular faculty and staff positions in the SRJC Libraries are announced on the Job Openings section of the SRJC Human Resources Web pages when jobs are available. Student assistant positions in the libraries are posted on the SRJC Student Employment Web pages.