Welcome to the Rio Hondo College Library• Located on the second floor of The Learning Resource Center (LRC) building.• Campus Map – Click here
Rio Hondo’s 1st Green Building• Many building materials are made from recycled items.• Reduced energy consumption through the use of natural light and light sensors.• Pollution reduced heating and cooling• Landscaping uses native plants that require less watering
Library Hours• Spring/Fall Hours:• Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm• Friday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm• Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm• Sunday: Closed
Library Services• Books, Periodicals and Library Catalog• Textbooks and Course Reserves• Online Databases – Access Rio• Individual Research Consolations• Study areas and group study rooms• Computer Commons• Copy Center and Printing• LibGuides and Subject Guides
Circulation Desk• Located near the library entrance• You check in/out books here using your Rio Hondo ID card• Get course reserve material and text books
Periodicals Section• Located to the left of the main entrance• Newspapers, Magazines and Scholarly Journals are found in this section.
Reference Desk• A librarian will always be available at the Reference Desk to assist you.• If you need help stop here first!
Reference BooksAre located next to the Reference DeskEncyclopedias - Brief overview of a topicDictionaries – Definitions of termsAlmanacs – Facts on many subjects
More than 40 PCs are available byreservation for 90-minutes at a time in the librarys Computer Commons.
Reserve a PC• To Reserve a Computer Type your student ID and make up a 4 character or more password• You will be assigned to a PC for 90 min
Copy Center• The copy center is located just past the circulation desk.• Purchase a print card for 1 dollar.• 10cents a page for printing and copying
Printing• To print a document; press print and a box will pop up. Enter in a short password and proceed to the copy center.• You must insert your copy card, select your print job from the list, type in your password then select “start printing.
Study Areas• There are many study areas around the library.• There are also 6 group study rooms available for a two hour check out.• Visit the Reference Desk make a reservation.
The Tree House AreaA study spot with a nice view!
Circulating Bookshelves• These books can be checked out at the Circulation Desk using your student ID.• They are organized by letter, using The Library of Congress classification system.
Finding Books• The library catalog is used to find books.• It can be searched by the book title, author, subject or keyword.• Please stop by the reference desk for assistance searching the library catalog. The call number can be used to locate a book on the circulating bookshelves.
Finding The Library’s Webpage Click on the “Library” link on the main homepage. http://library.riohondo.edu/Click here
The Library’s Webpage is a portal for many types of information:• The Online Catalog, Library Databases, Virtual Reference Shelf• Subject Guides, Handouts, Tutorials and Research Help
Use Access Rio For Off-Campus Database Access Click the “Library” tab while in Access Rio
We Have Free WIFI• To access the WIFI choose the Guest Rio account, this is an open access network.• You must click continue anyway at the certificate prompt.• Click the “Accept” button to get access to the internet.• WIFI will work with tablets, smartphones, Laptops as long as the “Accept” button is clicked to accept the terms and conditions.
Wireless PrintingThe printing website is http://vendprint880:9090