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Use Call Numbers to Find Books in the Library
Check out these handouts to better understand call numbers and information about Rio Hondo Library.
Find Books at Other Libraries
If you can't find your book at Rio Hondo Library, try searching the following library catalogs:
Currently enrolled Rio Hondo students (in good standing) are eligible to borrow books from the CSULA Library! Just present your student ID, proof of current registration, and agree to fines and polices set forth by CSULA.
Whittier Public Library
All California residents can apply for a free library card.
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Find books from over 80 branch locations, including three in Whittier and two in El Monte! Library cards are free for all California residents. If a book is unavailable at your closest library branch, you can have another branch send it to your library.
Los Angeles Public Library
Find books from over 70 branch locations. Library Cards are free to residents of California.
Search for books in libraries near you! Included are public, college, and university libraries.
The Library Catalog is essentially a search engine to find books and other materials at Rio Hondo Library.
When you find a book, be sure to find the following information:
- Call number (the book's address to physically find the book on shelf)
- Location/Status (where the book is and if it's available; most books are located in Circulating Book Stacks)
When looking for ebooks, look for titles that say "electronic resource."