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Search the Catalog with Summon

Search most library databases and the book catalog at once using Summon. If a database is not available with a Summon search, direct links are provided on each resources tab.  

Search the Catalog

About the Library Catalog

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  • The online catalog contains the records of all the items located in the RCC Library. You can access the online catalog here
  • Also included are the holdings of 52 other community college libraries that make up the Community Colleges Libraries in North Carolina consortium (CCLINC).
  • The default search is RCC Library but you can also search "CCLINC libraries."
  • You can search all fields, author, title or subject.
  • You can borrow books from other CCLINC libraries and place holds on RCC books by using the "Place a Hold" option in the catalog. (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • You can Renew books online by logging into "My Account" (requires your library card barcode number found on your student ID).
  • Search the "Reserve Desk" to locate materials by instructor, course number or course name. Reserve materials are located at the library service desk and are usually available for in-library use only. Your student ID is required to use Reserve items.

Search Tips

  • When searching the catalog, be sure to look for items marked "Radiography Approved."
  • Circulating books may be checked out for 3 weeks using your student ID.

By using a "words or phrase" search in the catalog, you can identify books on radiography, as well as on related subjects such as anatomy, computerized tomography, mammography, radiation biology, etc. Try searching for the following "words or phrases" to find radiography books:

radiography AND medical                      

radiation effects

radiation AND safety measures

computed tomography                                


human anatomy

radiography AND positioning                                 

magnetic resonance imaging
Specific organs, regions, or parts of the body followed by the words AND radiography (example: pelvis AND radiography)

Many of the books related to radiography can be found in the following areas of the library:

  • 537.535  Radiobiology
  • 611        Human Anatomy
  • 616.075  Radiography

How to Place a Hold

If you are unable to find a book in the RCC Library, use the drop-down menu in the catalog to select "CCLINC Libraries".

This will show the holdings of the Community College Libraries in NC Consortium (CCLINC), which you can borrow from by "placing a hold".

To borrow a book from CCLINC or if you want an RCC Library book that is checked out, use the following steps in the catalog:

  1. Click on the book title.
  2. Click "Place Hold" (first link in the box on the right of the book title).
  3. In the "Log In" box, enter "Barcode number on Student ID". For help, email (opens in a new window).
  4. The book title will display. Leave "Pickup Library" as RANDOLPH.
  5. Click "Place Hold". 
  6. A box will appear with a "Success" confirmation.
  7. Click "OK".
  • You will be notified via RCC email as soon as the book is ready for you to pick up.
  • There is no charge to borrow books from other CCLINC libraries.
  • It may take 1-3 weeks to receive the requested book.

Community borrowers are limited to two hold requests through CCLINC at a time. 

Can't find the book you need in CCLINC? Use the Interlibrary Loan Request - Book online form (opens in a new window) to request that we find it for you elsewhere.