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COVID-19, SCC Library Services Update: Winter 2021

Updated 3.7.2021 - JO

SCC logo, Skitch holding bookDuring the CoViD-19 event, the library is open limited hours. Some services are available in-person and many are online.

Masks are required, social distancing is in place, and the physical library is open to students for:

  • study space
  • computer lab
  • check-out books, DVDs, periodicals, & some equipment

If you wish curbside services, phone Library circulation staff: 509-533-8255  OR  follow these steps: How to Request Books or DVDs for Check-out.  

Bring your student ID when you come to pick up your requested item.

Open hours

Monday-Friday,  7:15am-3pm

Contact us

Laptops, Hotspots, & WiFi

TECHNOLOGY RETURN INFORMATION - FALL 2020 and Winter 2021

SCC Library, Building 16, West/Greene Street Entrance

All technology (laptops & hotspots) that were checked out for fall 2020 and winter 2021 are now overdue. Please call 509-533-8255 to schedule a time to return your laptop to avoid lost item replacement fees of up to $1500, registration blocks, security/police reports, and possible SCC student conduct disciplinary action.

TECHNOLOGY CHECK-OUT - Spring 2021

Equipment (Laptops/Hotspots) check out is available in the SCC Library Monday - Friday, 7:15am-3:00pm on a first come first serve basis.  If you are currently enrolled in classes at SCC and have questions regarding laptop and/or hotspot checkouts, please contact CircDesk.SCC@scc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-8255 for more information.  

TI-83 and TI-84 Calculators - Spring 2021

Graphing Calculators are available in the SCC Library Monday - Friday, 7:15am-3:00pm on a first come first serve basis.  If you are currently enrolled in SCC Math classes requiring a graphing calculator, please come to the SCC Library Circulation Desk to check one out for the quarter. 

Looking for WiFi access & technology support?

  • Washington state has multiple Drive-In Wifi locations all across the state. Check for a location near you.
  • Spokane Resource Center (HUD) Envision Center, lists ways to stay digitally connected in the Spokane area.
  • Spokane County Library District is now checking out hotspots to County residents https://www.scld.org/mobile-hotspots/

Opportunities for students who need help with computers are available through:

Library Services

The library is open to SCC students  

*subject to sudden change

Masks are required.

Social distancing is in place.

Reserve books are available with staff support.

Technology: Check-out & return

Currently enrolled SCC students are eligible to check-out technology from the library.

  • SCC student ID with current quarter sticker is required for check-out.
  • Student will need to fill out a Library Equipment Agreement Form available at the circulation desk. Students under the age of 18 must have their guardian sign the form.
  • For more information see Laptops, Hotspots, & WiFi section above. 
  • Questions?  Email cirdesk@scc.spokane.edu or call 509-533-8825

Books / DVDs: Check-out & return

Books and DVDs  are available "to-go." 

Request an item online through the library catalog.

How to Request an Item for Curbside Pick-up or fill out a form at the circulation desk. Circulation staff will notify you when your items are available for pick-up. 

Course reserves may not be requested. See below for more information about course reserves.

Return Books/ DVDs in the book-drop box located at the west entrance of the library building (Building 16). 

Course Reserves (Textbooks, DVDs, Articles, etc.)

Instructors often place  textbooks and other course resources on RESERVE in the library for all students to share. 

Most reserve textbooks do not check-out, but you may use them in the library. 

Availability varies.

Questions about using Reserve books? Contact library staff: 533-8255 

Wondering if your instructor placed a textbook on reserve?

Here are some ways to find out:

  • Check your course syllabus: Your instructor will tell you in the course syllabus if they have placed books or other items on reserve in the library. If you don't see any information on the syllabus, it's fine to ask instructors if they might consider placing a textbook on Reserve. 
  • Search the library catalog: Search using the name of the textbook or search by course. 
  • Chat help, 24/7: College librarians available day and night to help you search the library collection.

Photocopying portions of Reserve textbooks

The library is now open and the copier is available to all students. 

Interlibrary loan

Book requests are suspended until further notice.

Article requests will be processed as soon as possible depending on staff availability. Expect delays in fulfillment due to lending library closures.

InterLibrary Loan Request Form

Computer lab, printing, photocopying, scanning

Currently enrolled SCC students may use the computer lab.

  • Masks are required. 
  • Social distancing guidelines must be respected.
  • Daily attestations must be made.
  • Printing is available.

Printing

Printing is available in the Library Computer Lab. 

  • The Online Print Request function is no longer available. Please come to the library during open hours to print or make photocopies.
  • To reduce touch contact with shared library equipment, staff will print for students.

Research help: 24/7 and more

Students can connect with college librarians in a variety of ways.

 

SCC Library  24/7 Live chat**

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scheduleRequest an appointment*

*Appointments: Contact us to schedule a meeting in-person, online, or on the phone, and at a time convenient for you!


**24/7 Chat connects you to a librarian.

  • SCC librarians monitor this chat Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm (also during the month of February: Monday & Tuesday 8pm-10pm)
  • Co-op librarians from other colleges help students at other times and will refer students to SCC librarians for follow-up as needed.

Online articles, books, videos, etc.

You can access articles, ebooks, streaming videos, and more using library databases.

Can't find what you need? Contact a college librarian 24/7.

Research Guides & tutorials

Start your research with a Guide.

Tutorial videos are available any time you want to learn more about research and citation.

Can't find what you need? Contact a college librarian 24/7.

For your family: Audio, ebooks, streaming videos, etc. FREE!

All SCC students are automatically approved for a free barcode from Spokane Public Library

If you and your family are spending extended time at home, you may want to take advantage of SPL's vast collection of popular ebooks, audiobooks, streaming films & television shows, online magazines, and even comics.

Visit our Accessing Spokane Public Library Resource page or contact the SCC librarians if you have questions about how to get your automatically approved library barcode.

Illustraion of man and woman sitting on stacks of books

Faculty Support

Library faculty 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.

Learn about more SCC services at the college's Coronavirus Updates webpage