Use Your Library Account

Every Moreno Valley College student and employee has a library account. Your library account is connected to your student or employee email; as long as you're signed in, you're good to go. Use your OneSearch library account to search for materials, reserve and check out items, and requests renewals.

Access Your Library Account  How to Place a Request

Library Remote Access

Are you off campus and in need of MVC Library resources? We have you covered. Our databases are repositories of articles, videos, electronic books and more... and you can log in and access electronic information from off-campus, any day of the week at any time. Remote access is limited to currently registered students, faculty and staff.

View all databases  View library policies

  1. Choose a database that has the information you need to access from our A-Z List of Databases.
  2. To verify that you are a current student or employee, you will need to enter your full RCCD student or employee email address. You need to enter this information once per session.
  3. Email examples: jane.doe@student.rccd.edu or professor.smith@mvc.edu

If you are having issues authenticating, verify you are entering your correct RCCD email address. If the problem persists, please contact the library.

Only currently enrolled Moreno Valley College students, faculty and staff have off-campus access to the MVC Library's electronic resources. If you are an employee or student at Norco College or Riverside City College, please go to the electronic resources for that college.

Library Instruction Program

The MVC library offers several options for learning how to use the library’s resources effectively and efficiently as well as evaluate sources.
  • Library Workshops
    • Several drop-in workshops are offered throughout the semester. Check the workshop schedule and drop-in on one today!
  • LIB 1: Introduction to Information Literacy
    • The library offers a 1-unit, CSU/UC transferable course.
    • Presents the fundamentals of the effective use of libraries to find, evaluate, interpret, and organize information from a variety of formats, both online and in print, to answer research questions and develop new ones. Through the use of information retrieval systems students will develop an understanding of and practices for the legal access to and ethical use of information. 
  • Self-Paced Information Literacy Tutorials
    • The library has self-paced information literacy tutorials that you can do at your own pace, on your own time. These subject specific tutorials are great tools to use during a particular point-of-need in the research process!
  • Self-Enrolled Library Canvas Shell
    • Add the library to your Canvas Dashboard by self-enrolling in the library’s Canvas shell.
  • Research Guides
    • The library offers several research guides on specific topics that group resources together to make it easier for students to locate. There are also several instructional videos available to demonstrate how to search some of the library’s databases.
  • Faculty Requested orientations
    • Faculty can request orientations for their class where librarians can provide subject specific instruction on using the library’s resources.
  • Embed a Librarian
    • The librarians are more than happy to be a resource in your Canvas course(s)!
    • Do you notice that your students need additional support to increase their information literacy skills? Do you students have library related questions in your course? Are you having to answer research type questions for their assignments? No problem! Embed a librarian into your course and we can help! We're more than happy to participate in discussions as appropriate and help address any library and information literacy questions your students may have
    • We're also more than happy to 'lurke' so that we can learn how to better serve students through additional library resources and services. 
    • To embed a librarian into your course, review the User Roles in Canvas and add the librarian to the course. The co-teacher role allows for the most flexibility followed by a TA.
  • Self-Paced Information Literacy Tutorials
    • The library has self-paced information literacy tutorials that you can do at your own pace, on your own time. These subject specific tutorials are great tools to use during a particular point-of-need in the research process!
    • These tutorials can be embedded into your Canvas course(s) and will automatically feed into the gradebook!
  • Library Faculty Development Course
    • The library offers a self-paced faculty development course for faculty to learn more about the library’s resources and how to integrate them into courses.
    • 2 hours of Flex credit are available for this course.

In-Library Services

 

The library has Lenovo Yoga laptops for 2 hour, in-library use and 42 desktop PCs available. Students, faculty and staff of RCCD have first priority for their use.

To use a computer in the library you must have a valid college ID number. If you are not a current student, you must have a valid CA picture ID such as a Driver's License, Military ID, Passport, or state issued picture ID to check out a computer for college-related activities, such as registration, financial aid, etc.

Read the Internet Use Policy  Borrowing Technology

Library computers have the following software available:

  • Operating System and Web: Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, andRespondus Lock Down Browser
  • Microsoft Office: Access, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Adobe Audition
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Bridge
    • Dreamweaver
    • Edge Animate
    • Illustrator
    • InCopy
    • InDesign
    • Adobe Lightroom
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Prelude
    • Premiere Pro
  • Accessibility Software: FS Reader, Jaws, Zoom Text

WiFi is available in the library. Students and guests are allowed to use different networks. To learn how to get connected to wireless internet, visit the WiFi page.

For questions/problems regarding wireless access please contact the Help Desk at (951) 222-8388 or by emailing helpdesk@rccd.edu

The Library has pay-per-print printing and copying available. Costs are per page (for single sided printing) or per side (for double sided printing).

  • Black and white and color printing and photocopying for 8.5 inch by 11 inch and 8 inch by 14 inch paper.
  • Costs include 10 cents per side (double sided) or page (single sided) for black and white printing/copying, and 50 cents per side or page for color printing/copying.
  • Payment by cash or coin is accepted only. Change machines are available to exchange bills for coins. Credit and debit is not accepted.
  • Wireless printing is only available from Library-owned laptops.

The Library has four letter-sized scanners that can be checked out at the circulation desk for use in the library on any of the library computers. Scanners cannot be used on personal computers/devices.

  • Scanners are available for in-library use.
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