The Library collection housed in Raymond Library in Raymond Hall consists of books, periodicals, and internet resources. The primary purpose of the collection is to provide materials which support the college curriculum.
Reserve materials are items place "on reserve" by individual faculty members for use by their students. These are normally high-demand items and may be borrowed for only a short period of time, usually for two hours of in-library use. The reserve collection includes some current textbooks if instructors have placed copies on reserve.
The Media Services collection, housed in the Media Center on the second floor of Raymond Hall, consists of DVDs, slides, and various types of equipment, including, but not limited to, laptop computers, LCD projectors, digital cameras, portable microphones systems, portable easels, tape recorders, and slide projectors. Most items in the Media Center only circulate to YVC employees; however, students may view and/or listen to resources. Ask in the Media Center for more information.
The book collection is developed to support
curriculum that is specific to Yakima Valley Community
College. If you're looking for a book, you can access
Search options include subject, title, author, and
keyword. Students enrolled in a distance learning course
or courses on the Grandview campus may request books
The Library subscribes to approximately 80 journals,
magazines, and newspapers and several thousand
periodicals and newspapers through our subscriptions to
various databases. You can search for specific titles,
the alphabetical periodical list (SEE "List of eBooks, Journals, Magazines & Newspapers" link on the
or one of the subscription
The Reference Collection consists of dictionaries,
encyclopedias, thesauri, directories, almanacs, and
other, similar one-stop resources. Reference books are
typically used to locate a fact, gain a general overview
of a complex subject, or identify an external
information source and are listed in the
Items placed on "reserve" are normally high-demand
items by individual faculty members and may be borrowed
for only a short period of time. The Reserve Collection
changes from quarter-to-quarter, reflecting the changes
in course offerings and assignments from
quarter-to-quarter. The current list of reserves
is in the
The Transition Collection contains books designed for those transitioning from adult basic education
or language learning to college or those returning to college after time in the workforce.
It includes test preparation books, easy adult readers, and resources for grammar and spelling.
The collection also includes many award-winning picture books and children's books.
material and Equipment
The Media Services collection includes a variety of
media and equipment acquired for use in the classroom to
supplement instruction. These resources may be borrowed only by YVC employees,
however, students may view and/or listen to resources in
the Library. Students may also borrow laptop computers. Ask in Media Services, located on the
second floor of Raymond Hall, for additional information.
Additional information about
Library and Media Services acquisitions and collections is
available in the
Collection Development Guidelines,
approved by Administrative Council on July 28, 2009.