Reference materials, periodicals, special collections and some reserve materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out to individuals. This is so that those books remain available to the widest number of users possible.
However, you can make copies and/or scan pages from reference books using our copy machines or the book scanner, which scans to email or USB storage drives.
Have a question?
Visit or call the Reference Desk (925 - 969 – 2595) to speak with a DVC librarian during library business hours.
You can also contact a librarian via chat, text and email.
During non-business hours, you can chat with a librarian via QuestionPoint (green widget on right hand side), a service, a service available 24/7.