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View the following faculty and staff resources for all pertinent needs.


Instruction Request Form

Use the Instruction Request Form to request:

  • An in-person or online library orientation for your class
  • Class resources, such as a Research Guide

To ensure access to this form please first sign in using your Los Rios Single Sign-on, which you can access under the Employee Login tab on this page. Please see Library Instruction FAQ for more information.

Faculty Textbook Scanning Request

This service has been discontinued due to the library building reopening and staffing shortages. 

Research Tutorials

The Research Tutorials page includes:

  • Short video tutorials; if you use Canvas, consider adding links or embedding them in your course. You can use the Instruction Request Form above to request specific tutorials for your class assignment(s). Please allow at least two weeks for the creation of customized instructional materials.
  • Online copies of handouts
  • ARC Library Research Tutorials in Canvas
    • Encourage students to self-enroll by sharing this link.
    • You can ask your students to do just a few, or all of the modules. Students will earn certificates of completion for each module.
    • If you have any questions, please contact Kate Williamson at (916) 484-8197 or

Film Requests

Is there a specific film you'd like to show students? Please use this Film Request Form and the library will try and acquire it. Please note:

  1. Not all films are available for libraries to license.
  2. We can only acquire films with closed captions.
  3. The purchasing of streaming film is contingent on the availability of funds.

Collection Development

The librarians encourage collaboration with instructional faculty and staff in developing the collection. View the Collection Development page for policy and the liaison to your department.

Faculty and Staff Guides

Faculty and staff guides include directions and information about our resources and services, such as how to embed a librarian, download an eBook, resources for Natomas Center faculty, and more.

Course Reserves

See our Course Reserves page for FAQs, policies, and reserve information.

To put an item on reserve (e.g. your course textbook, videos, etc.):

  1. Print and fill out the Reserves Form
  2. Bring it with the reserve item to the Circulation Desk in the library

For copyright information, see Resources about Copyright Issues by the ARC Instructional Technology Center.

Instruction Lab

L108, the library's 30-seat computer lab may be reserved by faculty and staff less than a week in advance. See the Instruction lab page for information on guidelines and scheduling.