The library at each campus serves students, faculty and staff of the college. As all of Virginia’s community college libraries do, the RCC libraries also serve the general public in our service area. The library at the Warsaw campus serves as Richmond County Public Library through a memorandum of agreement with Richmond County.
The libraries offer a wide variety of services and resources to meet informational needs, support the curriculum, strengthen instruction, promote research, and enhance the overall college experience for students. Library services include research assistance, individual and class research instruction, intercampus and interlibrary loans, course reserve services, and media viewing and listening. The library’s Quicksearch Catalog provides information related to both campus locations and online books, journals, and videos, allowing students access to library materials on and off campus. The libraries provide access to materials in a variety of formats to include hardbound books in print, online, and audio format, as well as DVDs and streaming videos online.
Databases include full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, reference books, and audiobooks to support student coursework. Library collections are continually updated and improved. The library’s collection development policy encourages faculty and student participation in the materials selection process. A valid picture ID is required to check out library materials or obtain a library card.
The library participates in the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) , which providing access to resources and services available 24/7 through the library web site for students, faculty, and staff with their My RCC login. LRC Live is a 24/7 “ask a librarian” cooperative that provides research assistance online. Please visit the library web site to learn more about library services.