Areas of Service

Circulation & Reserves

Both Main Campus and Chico Center offer circulation and reserves services.

Circulation and Reserves handles circulating books (books for checkout) and reserve items for checkout. The department catalogs and manages reserve items for faculty in its collection, credits library fines and fees, and manages holds.

The department also manages library displays on Main Campus.

You can find the circulation policy and reserves policy on the library home page, under Library → Policies.

You can find hours for Main Campus and Chico Center reserves and circulation on the home page under Library → Hours.

Main Campus: 530-879-4017

Chico Center: 530-879-4366 (for students) and 530-879-4398 (for faculty) 

Reference & Instruction

Both Main Campus and Chico Center offer reference and instruction services.

Librarians provide research help to support students, staff, and faculty and to promote life-long learning.

Reference librarians are available to answer your questions during our open hours or online anytime.

Library instruction classes tailored to specific courses or assignments and one-on-one research consultations are available by appointment. The library also offers drop-in workshops on a variety of topics. Librarians offer Flex workshops for faculty throughout the year.

Follow the links under the library home page under Library → Learn, where librarians have created a wide variety of learning resources available online or in print. Many of these resources are easily embedded into Blackboard, your own web page, or are suitable for downloading and distributing in class. 

Our Library & Information Science courses (LIS 126 & LIS 11) are offered every semester for students no matter what their level of research experience.

Main Campus: 530-879-4024

Chico Center: 530-879-4398

Interlibrary Loan

If a book or article you need is not held by Butte College Library, our Interlibrary Loan department can often find it for you at no cost or for a small fee. Interlibrary searches the globe to help you get the information you need, usually within a week, though delivery times vary. For instructions on placing an Interlibrary loan request, go to Library → Services → Interlibrary Loan. No telephone requests, please.

Main Campus: 530-879-4020

Test Proctoring

Whether it is a make-up exam, a distance course, or another test that requires a proctor, test proctoring services are available at CHC 219. There is no cost to proctor for Butte College classes, but there is a fee for institutions other than Butte College. To schedule a test to be proctored, please fill out the Test Proctoring Request Form, attach it to the test, then bring to CHC Room 219 for staff to review, or send it via intercampus mail to Dan Buzan, CHC 219.

Chico Center: 530-879-4366

Video Collections

Streaming videos: The library subscribes to over 50,000 academic streaming videos to support teaching and learning. Current faculty and students can access streaming videos anytime, anywhere via the Library's Database page. For more information, please contact a librarian at 530-879-4024.

DVD Collection: The Library does not purchase videos in tangible formats, but there is a small collection of DVDs for faculty at Chico Center in Room 219. Faculty may check out the videos to take home, place them on reserve, or show them in the classroom. Videos can be found in our online catalog, where instructors can place a hold on them, or contact Dan Buzan in CHC 219 to request a video be sent to them via intercampus mail.

Students may view reserve videos inside the library only (viewing stations are available).

Chico Center: 530-879-4366 

Cataloging & Technical Services

Our Cataloging and Technical Services department orders, catalogs, and processes new and gift books, standing orders, serials, and manages other library purchases. The department also processes books that have been deselected from the collection and manages the library holdings in the online catalog. 

Main Campus: 530-879-4022

Collection Development

The Library purchases new books on a regular basis. Reference librarians are responsible for selecting books to support teaching and learning in specific subject areas. We welcome book purchase recommendations from our students, faculty and staff. If you have questions regarding a specific subject area, please contact the subject liaison librarian for collection development in that area.