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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.

UPDATED 5/11/20:

Laptops & Hotspots

At this time, we have reached our limit of laptops and hotspots available for borrowing. 

See the equipment request for other options. You may also contact student services directly, or phone or email Karen Waite at the SCC Library: 509-533-8255.


Although the library and computer lab are closed, you can request that library staff print for you then drive by the Spokane campus library to pick-up your prints.

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

Any requests submitted after 8am will be available the following day for pickup. (Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm)

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 or phone Karen Waite, library circulation supervisor, at 509-533-8255 to ask her advice.

Library Hours

As per Governor Inslee's Stay-At-Home order, the library will be closed until the order is lifted; that includes physical items such as books and videos. Due to library closures around the country, we are unable to process physical ILLs (inter-library loans) but will continue to obtain digital ILLs.

Borrowing Items

  • Laptops and Hotspots

See the equipment request options from the college. You may also contact student services directly, or email or phone Karen Waite at the SCC Library: 509-533-8255.

  • Books

While the library is closed, books cannot be loaned. 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 Items

Library circulation staff have extended the loan periods for all borrowed items as described below. If you have questions, email or phone circulation supervisor Karen Waite at the SCC Library: 509-533-8255.

Library staff will contact you to remind you to return items

After the first week that the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted, library staff will send an email reminder or phone each individual who has borrowed an item to remind you to return.

  • Laptops

Whether or not you are returning for Spring quarter, hold onto the equipment until the first week after the Governor lifts the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. During that week, we will expect equipment to be returned. 

  • Hotspots

If you no longer need the hotspot, please return it through the blue drop-box in front of building 16. If you are taking credit classes during Spring quarter, hold onto equipment until Stay home, Stay Healthy order is lifted. 

  • Books/Movies/All other items

If you borrowed items from the SCC campus library, you may return them by placing them in the blue, book-drop box which is located next to the west entrance of Building 15.

Public WiFi services

Students needing to locate free WiFi are welcome to ask a librarian for help.


Several businesses and community support programs are 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.



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 can 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.


Contact us any time!

There are several of ways to get research help.

Librarians are happy to help 24/7.