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COVID-19, Library Services Update

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During the current coronavirus event, many services and resources are still available.

Library Services during Covid-19 closure - Summer Quarter

(UPDATED 7/8/20 KW)

Need to borrow or return laptops, hotspots, or other equipment during Summer?

Contact library staff via email or phone:

Laptop and Hotspot check-out

Laptop and hotspot check-out will be on a first come, first served basis.

Check-out is available by visiting SCC Spokane campus, building 16. Enter from the west side (facing Greene Street) on these days/times:

  • Tuesdays - Wednesdays 10:00am - 2:00pm

Questions?  Email at the SCC Library


Although the library and computer lab are closed, you may request that library staff print for you.

Fill out this print request form to schedule the time/day you plan to pick-up.

Then drive by the SCC Library (Bldg. 16 at west door facing Greene St) to pick up your prints. Any requests submitted after 8am will be available for pick up the following business day, Mondays - Thursdays.

Library Hours Summer Quarter

As per Governor Inslee's Stay-At-Home order, regular services at the library are suspended and the library is closed until the order is lifted.

The library is only open for borrowing and returning equipment and for curbside pick-up of printing.

Phone library staff for open hours: 509-533-8255

Need a textbook on reserve?

Until the campus is reopened, library books are not available for loan. If you don't yet have your textbook here are our suggestions:

A. Contact your instructor immediately. Lots of students are in need to textbooks, so your instructor may have some remedy to help all students in the class.

B. Feel free to email Karen Waite, library circulation supervisor, to ask her advice

Borrowing Books

While the library is closed, books cannot be borrowed. If you need a book from the library, contact a librarian via 24/7 chat; librarians may be able to find an information source which you can use instead.

Returning books or videos

If you borrowed books or videos from the SCC campus library, you may return them in the blue, book-drop box which is located next to the west entrance of Building 16.

If you have questions, email circulation at the SCC Library

Public WiFi services: Need free WiFi? Ask us how

Several businesses and community support programs offering ways to get free internet during this time.

Some are listed here, but this isn't an exhaustive list. If you need more assistance, send an email to the SCC Library Reference Desk. A Librarian will respond soon.

Other Services and Resources

Research Databases
Use your Bigfoot login for free access to SCC Library databases. You'll find scholarly articles, eBooks, streaming videos, and more.

Interlibrary Loan

If you're using library databases and find an article that is not available full-text, the SCC library will get it for you electronically. Just email us or use 24/7 chat.

Spokane Public Library Resources

SCC/SFCC students may access the Spokane Public Library's digital resources. If you and your family are spending extended time at home, you may want to take advantage of SPL's extensive collection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, streaming films & television shows, online magazines, and even comics.

Contact an SCC librarian if you have questions about how to get your automatically approved library barcode.

Faculty Support including resources for migrating to online classes

Faculty librarians are happy to help you create or enhance research content in your course.

We've created a Quick Kit launchpad to where you can begin planning online integration of library services and resources.

Contact your liaison librarian directly, or use 24/7 Live Chat for immediate support.


Example services & resources:

  • Embedded media you can place in your online classes: eBooks, articles, streaming video, OER, and more
  • Embedded librarian in your online or on-ground class (Contact us to discuss adding a subject librarian as a TA or co-teaching for a period of time.)
  • Online resource guides curated for your course
  • Synchronous instruction sessions via Zoom for students, faculty, and other patrons
  • Asynchronous instruction sessions and tutorials you can embed in Canvas which are customized to your course
  • 24/7 live-chat research help

Let us know if you are interested in any of these options or would like to discuss alternatives. We have many techie tools we can use to support you and students remotely.

SCC Coronavirus Updates

For SCC Campus information on Covid-19, go to the SCC Coronavirus Updates webpage.