Library and Media Services

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The Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries cultivate dynamic student-centered learning environments designed to foster student success. We create access to quality resources and instruct students in research skills that extend learning, enhance critical thinking, and inspire intellectual discovery.

ABOUT THE LIBRARIES

There are two libraries in the district, the Doyle Library on the Santa Rosa campus and the Mahoney Library on the Petaluma campus. The Frank P. Doyle Library is located in the heart of the Santa Rosa campus. The four-story, 140,000-square foot building offers abundant individual and group study space, 280 public access computers and a host of print and digital resources. The Herold Mahoney Library is located on the Rotary Plaza of the Petaluma campus facing south. The two-story, 35,000-square foot building houses a dynamic print and digital collection, 300 reader seats and an art gallery. Both sites support the entire spectrum of curriculum offerings from basic skills to general education to career and technical education (CTE). 

Both libraries offer technology-rich learning commons that provide flexible furniture and spaces for students to study, connect, learn, and create knowledge. Group Study Rooms fostering collaboration using wireless presentation technologies to enable multiple users to instantly connect and share assignments with a phone, tablet, or laptop to large screen displays. Noise zoning allows students to find the optimal study environment to fit their needs. Talk Zones are for conversations and group study. Quiet Zones are for those seeking quiet with the occasional low-volume conversation. Silent Zones are for those looking for silence and no conversations. Doyle Library also provides a suite of digital media labs and an open computer lab, which give students opportunities to practice using innovative technologies or specialized software they learn about in the classroom.

RESEARCH SUPPORT

The libraries provide thousands of relevant and credible resources of value for academic research projects. These resources include print and online collections that contain books, articles, images, videos and more. Both libraries house a Reserve collection of current textbooks as well as quiet and collaborative study areas. Students can also checkout laptops, iPads and calculators. Library hours can be found at: https://libraries.santarosa.edu/hours.

A librarian is available, online or in-person,  to assist students with research and information during all hours that the libraries are open. In addition, librarians teach a 1 unit course called Introduction to Information Literacy, which is an Associate degree requirement for SRJC. Librarians offer scheduled and drop in workshops on research skills, preparing a bibliography/works cited and other specific research tools. Students can also schedule 30-minute, one-on-one research assistance sessions with a librarian for individual support. For more information about the libraries and the resources and services we offer, please visit our website: http://libraries.santarosa.edu. 

MEDIA SERVICES

Media Services is housed within the library on both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. Each location features an expansive media collection to support instruction. Students can view assigned media material in-house or online. For more information and current hours of operations, please visit Media Services website at https://media.santarosa.edu/. Media Services also offers expertise with educational technology, learning space design/support, and a wide array of audiovisual, production and technical skills for campus events and projects.