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Electronic Resources & Online Catalog

MnPALS - is the Library's online catalog of books, journals, videos, and other more. From the library's homepage click on the "Find Books & More" tab.

Article Databases - Goddard Library subscribes to over 80 databases. For a complete listing, click on the "Find Articles & More" tab, then choose "Databases by Title".

Trial Databases - Throughout the year, the Library tests various databases to see if they are relevant for the academic community on this campus. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to use these databases and to give us feedback. Choose the "Find Articles & More" tab, then "Trial Database Offerings"

Off-Campus Access to the Library's Electronic Resources Off-campus access to the library's electronic resources is available to current faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students affiliated with this campus. You will be prompted to enter your Star ID and password or use your Campus ID barcode and password.
Library Instruction Goddard librarians can offer RCTC and WSU-R faculty a variety of library sessions based on your needs. For course-integrated instruction, librarians can make course guides for specific courses or events. For more information, please contact the library at (507) 285–7233.
Course Reserves Reserve materials are required readings or other materials that are kept at the Circulation Desk in order for them to be available to all students in the class. To place materials on reserve, contact the library at (507) 285–7233.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Books, videos, articles, and other materials not held by Goddard Library may be requested through the "Access Your Account" tab from the library's hoomepage. log in with your STAR ID and password or your campus ID barcode and password. Under "Create an ILL Request" fill out the appropriate form

Articls are often filled within 24 hours. Books and videos take approximately 3-5 days to arrive.

To monitor your requests, choose "Access Your Account" tab from the library's homepage. Log in with your STAR ID and password or your campus ID barcode and password. The "ILL Requests" tab allow you to check the status of your requests.

Lending Periods RCTC and WSU-R faculty and staff may borrow Goddard Library books for 28 days with up to 2 renewals at 28 days each.
Renewing Materials Goddard Library books can be renewed online by accessing your library account. Choose "Access Your Account" tab. Log in with your STAR ID and password or your campus ID barcode and password. Use the "Checked Out Items" link to display the materials, then click the link for the type of renewal that you want. To renew ILL books, please visit or contact the library (507-285-7233).
Purchase Recommendations Requests for purchase may be submitted to the library. Send your requests to the faculty librarian who selects materials in your discipline. The list of librarians and their collection areas are listed in the "About Goddard Library" tab, under the link "Faculty & Staff" Choose "Faculty & Staff" under the "About Goddard Library" tab to find which librarian to contact.

     For additional information, please contact the library office (507-285-7233) or consult our website at http://www.roch.edu/library

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Goddard Library & Technology Center
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
(507) 285-7233 | FAX (507) 281-7772

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Last updated: October 7, 2015