Library Collections

Online Collection  | Databases & eBooks  | Physical Collection  | Course Reserves  | Books and Music  |  Leisure Reading Collection  | Family Literacy Collection  | Special Collections  |  SRJC Archives


Online Collection:

Databases & eBooks

The SRJC Libraries offer students, faculty, and staff free access to approximately 60 online databases that provide access to over 200,000 ebooks, over 60,000 articles from magazines and scholarly journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, statistical sources and approximately 40,000 streaming media titles. SRJC students and staff may use the online databases from on campus or off. Off-campus use requires a User Name and PIN. Database content and eBooks are also accessible through Smart Search.


Physical Collection:

Course Reserves

Some instructors have placed course materials on reserve in the Libraries for student access. These may include copies of course textbooks, articles, pamphlets, sample tests and papers, etc. To ensure fair access for all students, reserve materials are first come, first-served and have limited check out times or may be available for in-library-use only. Call numbers can be found at Find Your Textbook and requested in-person at Doyle Library on the 2nd floor at the Circulation Desk or at Mahoney Library, on the 1st floor at the Circulation Desk.

Books and Music

The SRJC Libraries provide a collection of approximately 170,000 printed books, visual media, and music CDs that support instruction and learning at SRJC. Most books available for check-out are located on the second floor of Mahoney Library and the 3rd and 4th floors of Doyle Library. At Mahoney Library, CDs are located at the Circulation Desk; at Doyle Library, they can be found on the 3rd floor in the music section of the bookshelves (ML is the call number range). Both libraries also have small collections of reference books for in-library use which include materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, citation guides, etc. All materials are listed in Smart Search.

Leisure Reading Collection

While most books in the SRJC Libraries are selected to support the SRJC curriculum, the libraries have a small collection of books for recreational or leisure reading. Leisure reading books are listed in the catalog but are not given a call number unless they later become added to the regular book collections. In the Doyle Library, they are shelved on the 2nd floor behind the Tech Gear Desk and at Mahoney they are located near the circulation desk on the first floor.

Family Literacy Collection

The SRJC Libraries offers multicultural and multilingual picture books for families and their young children. In the Doyle Library, the collection is located on the 2nd floor near the Research Desk.

Special Collections

The Special Collections room, on the third floor of the Doyle Library, is home to hundreds of old and rare books, dating as far back as the early 1800s. The California Collection, housed there, contains many books on California, Bay Area, and Sonoma County history. Searches in the catalog can be limited to the SRJC Libraries California Collection if you'd like to see the range of books in the collection. The Special Collections room is locked; to access items located there, take the call numbers for the books you need to the Circulation Desk on the second floor. You may use three items at a time. The Special Collections rooms also houses the Nelson S. Weller Lewis and Clark Collection and the Jefferson Bookstand. A world globe is also located on the 3rd floor of Doyle, outside the reading room.

For access to Special Collections for any course-related research please contact the Circulation Desk on the second floor or call (707) 521-4550.

SRJC Archives

A collection of articles, photographs, notes, college yearbooks, student newspapers, and other documents related to Santa Rosa Junior College and its history is housed in the Doyle Library. A smaller collection of Petaluma Campus-specific materials can be found in the Mahoney Library archives. Please refer to the Santa Rosa Junior College Archives page for more information including access to digitized copies of Patrin, the SRJC yearbook until 1969. Physical copies of Patrin are located in the reference collection behind the research desk on the 2nd floor of Doyle Library.